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
     
 

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.See more details below

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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:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction : the fight over water in the American West1
Ch. 2Political and environmental sociology : the dialectic of society and nature9
Ch. 3Water in the American West41
Ch. 4In the beginning there was Boulder : a natural menace becomes a natural resource59
Ch. 5Grand Coulee : "mightiest thing ever built by man"135
Ch. 6Glen Canyon : last of the high dams187
Ch. 7DamNation : controlling the waters, civilizing the wilderness225

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