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America's Fight Over Water: The Environmental and Political Effects of Large-Scale Water Systems / Edition 1
     

America's Fight Over Water: The Environmental and Political Effects of Large-Scale Water Systems / Edition 1

by Kevin Wehr
 

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ISBN-10: 0415949300

ISBN-13: 9780415949309

Pub. Date: 08/21/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book inquires into the relations between society and its natural environment by examining the historical discourse around several cases of state building in the American West: the construction of three high dams from 1928 to 1963.

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This book inquires into the relations between society and its natural environment by examining the historical discourse around several cases of state building in the American West: the construction of three high dams from 1928 to 1963.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415949309
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/21/2004
Series:
Studies in American Popular History and Culture Series
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Departures 1. Introduction 2. Political and Environmental Sociology: The Möbias Strip of Society and Nature 3. Water in the American West Part Two: Investigations 4. In the Beginning There was Boulder: A Natural Menace Becomes a Natural Resource 5. Grand Coulee: 'Mightiest Thing Ever Built by Man' 6. Glen Canyon: Last of the High Dams 7. Conclusion: Toward an Arrival. Maps. References.

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