Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition [NOOK Book]

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"Beautifully written and meticulously researched."—St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This updated study of the economics, politics, and ecology of water covers more than a century of public and private desert reclamation in the American West.

A study of the economics, politics, and ecology of water that covers more than a century of desert reclamation in the American West.

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Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition

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Overview

"Beautifully written and meticulously researched."—St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This updated study of the economics, politics, and ecology of water covers more than a century of public and private desert reclamation in the American West.

A study of the economics, politics, and ecology of water that covers more than a century of desert reclamation in the American West.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440672828
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/1/1993
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 91,438
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author


Marc Reisner worked for many years at the Natural Resources Defense Council. His Cadillac Desert was a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee. He died in 2000.


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Table of Contents

Introduction: A Semidesert with a Desert Heart Chapter One: A Country of Illusion Chapter Two: The Red Queen Chapter Three: First Causes Chapter Four: An American Nile (I)
Chapter Five: The Go-Go Years Chapter Six: Rivals in Crime Chapter Seven: Dominy Chapter Eight: An American Nile (II)
Chapter Nine: The Peanut Farmer and the Pork Barrel Chapter Ten: Chinatown Chapter Eleven: Those Who Refuse to Learn...
Chapter Twelve: Things Fall Apart Epilogue: A Civilization, If You Can Keep It Afterword to the Revised Edition Acknowledgments Notes and Bibliography Index

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  • Posted December 10, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Shocking revelations of how our future has been robbed.

    I only started reading this to learn about Owens Valley however it was that and so much more. I am shocked at the irresponsibility and greed that drives this nation.

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  • Posted December 11, 2012

    Recomend - you must check it out !!

    I recomend this book if you are interested in the water struggle that goes on here in Los Angeles from its beginnings in the last century. Also if you are just interested in the history of the Eastern Sierra area.

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