CADILLAC DESERT: The American West And Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition

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When archaelogists from another planet sift through the bleached bones of our civilization, they may conclude that our temples were dams, says Reisner in this angry, exhaustive and gracefully written account of America's quest to turn the inhospitable, irredeemably dry West into a Garden of Eden. In this century, a quarter of a million dams have been built in this country, two or three thousand of ... Read full review

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