Cadillac desert: the American West and its disappearing water

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Pimlico, Mar 15, 2001 - Nature - 582 pages
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Intelligent, accurate and well researched. - Goodreads
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Combines great history and ecological insights. - Goodreads
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Review: Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water

User Review  - Holly Bik - Goodreads

3 stars because this book was (at times) SO dense, and also because it offers a notably dated outlook on the water situation in the American West. I learned a lot about this history of water rights ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Clint - Goodreads

Dams, reservoirs and the settling of the West. A great look at the war between the Army Corps and the Bureau of Reclamation and ugly politics that overbuilt the west and got us hooked on cheap water. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
A Country of Illusion
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CHAPTER
52
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Marc Reisner was born in 1948 in Ohio. A graduate of Earlham College, he worked for many years at Natural Resources Defense Counsel, where he wrote their newsletter.

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