Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water

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Penguin Books, 1986 - China - 582 pages
Newly updated, this timely history of the struggle to discover and control water in the American West is a tale of rivers diverted and damned, political corruption and intrigue, billion-dollar battles over water rights, and economic and ecological disaster. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Photos. Copyright Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

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It's funny that a book all about water could be so dry. Marc Reisner has written a tome on water rights in the American West with his book "Cadillac Desert: The American West and its disappearing ... Read full review

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This is a really amazing book. Here is a history of water management and mismanagement, in sometimes minute detail, that reads like a great novel. 500 pages of dams, reservoirs, and irrigation ditches ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
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A Semi desert with a Desert Heart
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CHAPTER
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