Cadillac desert: the American West and its disappearing water

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Penguin Books, 1987 - Irrigation - 582 pages
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Cadillac Desert recounts the relentless quest to control the American West's most precious resource--water--and traces this dramatic saga from the earliest settlers to the Federal Government's entry into the water business.

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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
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Combines great history and ecological insights. - Goodreads

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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 (1987)

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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