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


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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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