Water, Land, and Law in the West: The Limits of Public Policy, 1850-1920

Water, Land, and Law in the West: The Limits of Public Policy, 1850-1920

by Donald J. Pisani, Hal K. Rothman
     
 

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The series presents an interdisciplinary approach to the use and misuse of resources in the American West. This volume comprises essays written between 1982 and 1994, and previously published in journals such as Western Historical Quarterly, J. of American History, and Environmental History Review). Pisani, one of the nation's leading environmental and Western historians, highlights the central role played by land, water, and timber allocation in the American West, and shows how efforts to achieve justice and efficiency were compromised by the region's obsession with achieving rapid economic growth. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700607952
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Series:
Development of Western Resources Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.14(d)

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