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
Wow, this book is hard to read. - Goodreads
An amazing exposition of talent and research. - Goodreads
Difficult to read straight through, but great info. - Goodreads
Combines great history and ecological insights. - Goodreads
Very hard to read without getting totally irate. - Goodreads

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

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I've been wanting to read this year for years, but the drought finally forced my hand. The first half of the book of the book is a bit tedious as the Bureau of Reclamation just moves from one river ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Abbey Harlow - Goodreads

Didn't finish. Very interesting to learn about the founding of Los Angeles as well as the creation of water, but the "characters" and dramas were so hard to keep track of - I'm going to blame that on the writing. Also he had essentially no citations which I found annoying. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
A Country of Illusion
15
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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