Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jun 1, 1993 - Technology & Engineering - 608 pages
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"Beautifully written and meticulously researched."—St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This updated study of the economics, politics, and ecology of water covers more than a century of public and private desert reclamation in the American West.
  

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Intelligent, accurate and well researched. - Goodreads
Difficult to read straight through, but great info. - Goodreads
Fascinating, eye opening, educational and maddening. - Goodreads
An amazing exposition of talent and research. - Goodreads
Combines great history and ecological insights. - Goodreads
It is interesting, but the writing is a trifle dull. - Goodreads

Review: Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water

User Review  - Vince - Goodreads

Read this book and you'll never think of water in the same way again. After recently reading Judith Nies' "Unreal City" I went to the library and checked out the late Marc Reisner's "Cadillac Desert ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

Must read for everyone. Great book to understand the water issues that define the west. This book made such an impact on me. Read full review

Contents

A Country of Illusion
The Red Queen
First Causes
An American Nile I and II
LETTERS MEMORANDA MISCELLANEOUS
The GoGo Years
LETTERS MEMORANDA MISCELLANEOUS
Rivals in Crime
Dominy
The Peanut Farmer and the Pork Barrel
Chinatown
Those Who Refuse to Learn
Things Fall Apart
A Civilization if You Can Keep It
Copyright

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About the author (1993)

Marc Reisner worked for many years at the Natural Resources Defense Council. His Cadillac Desert was a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee. He died in 2000.

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