Cadillac Desert


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Details the achievements of creating a desert civilization and projects on the future problems of limited groundwater reserves, silting up of reservoirs, and contamination of soil

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Author by Marc Reisner
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ISBN Number 9780140178241

Cadillac Desert


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"The definitive work on the West's water crisis." --Newsweek The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecological and economic disaster. In his landmark book, Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth. He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the competition to transform the West. Based on more than a decade of research, Cadillac Desert is a stunning expose and a dramatic, intriguing history of the creation of an Eden--an Eden that may only be a mirage. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author by Marc Reisner
Genre eBook Technology & Engineering
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ISBN Number 1440672822

Cadillac Desert


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Details the achievements of creating a desert civilization and projects on the future problems of limited groundwater reserves, silting up of reservoirs, and contamination of soil

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Author by Marc Reisner
Genre eBook Science
Read Book 582
ISBN Number 0140178244

Cadillac Desert


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Details the achievements of creating a desert civilization and projects on the future problems of limited groundwater reserves, silting up of reservoirs, and contamination of soil

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Author by Marc Reisner
Genre eBook Science
Read Book 582
ISBN Number 0140178244

A Study Guide For Mark Reisner S Cadillac Desert The American West And Its Disappearing Water


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A Study Guide for Mark Reisner's "Cadillac Desert: The American West and its Disappearing Water," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

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Author by Gale, Cengage Learning
Genre eBook Literary Criticism
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ISBN Number 9781410342270

Where The Water Goes


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An eye-opening account of where our water comes from and where it all goes. The Colorado River is an essential resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States, and every gallon that flows down it is owned or claimed by someone. David Owen traces all that water from the Colorado’s headwaters to its parched terminus, once a verdant wetland but now a million-acre desert. He takes readers on an adventure downriver, along a labyrinth of waterways, reservoirs, power plants, farms, fracking sites, ghost towns, and RV parks, to the spot near the U.S.–Mexico border where the river runs dry. Water problems in the western United States can seem tantalizingly easy to solve: just turn off the fountains at the Bellagio, stop selling hay to China, ban golf, cut down the almond trees, and kill all the lawyers. But a closer look reveals a vast man-made ecosystem that is far more complex and more interesting than the headlines let on. The story Owen tells in Where the Water Goes is crucial to our future: how a patchwork of engineering marvels, byzantine legal agreements, aging infrastructure, and neighborly cooperation enables life to flourish in the desert —and the disastrous consequences we face when any part of this tenuous system fails.

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Author by David Owen
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ISBN Number 9780698189904

Freshwater Issues


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Provides an introductory essay; biographies of activists, legislators, and advocates; a chronology of events, legislation, and movements; a directory of organizations; and a listing of print and nonprint resources.

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Author by Zachary Alden Smith
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Water Is For Fighting Over


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"Illuminating." --New York Times WIRED's Required Science Reading 2016 When we think of water in the West, we think of conflict and crisis. Yet despite decades of headlines warning of mega-droughts, the death of agriculture, and the collapse of cities, the Colorado River basin has thrived in the face of water scarcity. John Fleck shows how western communities, whether farmers and city-dwellers or U.S. environmentalists and Mexican water managers, actually have a promising record of conservation and cooperation. Rather than perpetuate the myth "Whiskey's for drinkin', water's for fightin' over," Fleck urges readers to embrace a new, more optimistic narrative--a future where the Colorado continues to flow.

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Author by John Fleck
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ISBN Number 9781610916790

Rivers In The Desert


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The rise and fall of William Mulholland, and the story of L.A.’s disastrous dam collapse: “A dramatic saga of ambition, politics, money and betrayal” (Los Angeles Daily News). Rivers in the Desert follows the remarkable career of William Mulholland, the visionary who engineered the rise of Los Angeles as the greatest American city west of the Mississippi. He sought to transform the sparse and barren desert into an inhabitable environment by designing the longest aqueduct in the Western Hemisphere, bringing water from the mountains to support a large city. This “fascinating history” chronicles Mulholland’s dramatic ascension to wealth and fame—followed by his tragic downfall after the sudden collapse of the dam he had constructed to safeguard the water supply (Newsweek). The disaster, which killed at least five hundred people, caused his repudiation by allies, friends, and a previously adoring community. Epic in scope, Rivers in the Desert chronicles the history of Los Angeles and examines the tragic fate of the man who rescued it. “An arresting biography of William Mulholland, the visionary Los Angeles Water Department engineer . . . [his] personal and public dramas make for gripping reading.” —Publishers Weekly “A fascinating look at the political maneuvering and engineering marvels that moved the City of Angels into the first rank of American cities.” —Booklist

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Author by Margaret Leslie Davis
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9781497613775

Analysis Of Cadillac Desert


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Marc Reisner holds back no criticism in his sweeping expose of the history of water legislation in the American West and the dangers this poses to the nation, the economy, and the environment in the definitive work on the West's water crisis: Cadillac Desert. This ReeRoos Analysis offers supplementary material to Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, ReeRoos is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes! What does this ReeRoos Analysis Include? A synopsis of the original book In-depth editorial review Key themes & analysis from each section A short bio of the author Supplementary Info & Recommended Reading About the Original Book: The American West's history with water is as controversial as it is intriguing. Fraught with fraudulent land grabs, political corruption, cutthroat bureaucratic rivalries, and environmental disaster, the tale of Western water development plays out like a television drama. Cadillac Desert is a thorough account of the relationship that Americans and their government have with water and how this relationship has changed over time...for better and for worse. PLEASE NOTE: This is a review and analysis of the book and not the original book. This review is meant as a supplement to, not a replacement for, Cadillac Desert.

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