A River No More: The Colorado River and the West

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University of California Press, Sep 30, 1996 - History - 360 pages
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Here is the definitive history of the development of the Colorado River and the claims made on its waters, from its source in the Wyoming Rockies to the California and Arizona borders where, so saline it kills plants, it peters out just short of the Gulf of California. Ever increasing demands on the river to supply cities in the desert render this new edition all too timely. Philip Fradkin has updated this valuable book with a new preface.
 

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A sad tale of human mismanagement that has led to the devastating destruction of the Colorado River ecosystem. The river that was mighty enough to carve out the Grand Canyon now frequently runs dry ... Read full review

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A sad tale of human mismanagement that has led to the devastating destruction of the Colorado River ecosystem. The river that was mighty enough to carve out the Grand Canyon now frequently runs dry ... Read full review

Contents

Of Cows and Coal
64
FOUR
131
FIVE
181
The Politics of Water
235
Death in the Desert
319
Selected Bibliography
345
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Philip L. Fradkin is an environmental historian, the author of six acclaimed books on the American West, most recently The Seven States of California (1995). His book Fallout was nominated for both a Pultizer and a Bancroft Prize.

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