Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition

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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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User Review  - Paulagraph - LibraryThing

A year later, I've given CD a second read and must, finally, award it the 5th star (for whatever that's worth) that it so deserves. One of the most scathing, witty and instructive books of political ... Read full review

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A little preliminary pq I'm not even halfway done, but this is a great, well-researched history of the water wars that were touched on in the Jack Nicholson movie "Chinatown." Fascinating stuff about ... Read full review

Contents

PENGUIN BOOKS
CHAPTER ONE A Country of Illusion
CHAPTER TWO The Red Queen
CHAPTER THREE First Causes
CHAPTER FOUR An American Nile
CHAPTER FIVE The GoGo Years
CHAPTER SIX Rivals in Crime
CHAPTER SEVEN Dominy
CHAPTER NINE The Peanut Farmer and the Pork Barrel
CHAPTER TEN Chinatown
CHAPTER ELEVEN Those Who Refuse to Learn
CHAPTER TWELVE Things Fall Apart
EPILOGUE
Afterword to the Revised Edition
Acknowledgements
INDEX

CHAPTER EIGHT An American Nile II

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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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