|Publisher:||University of Texas Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Table of ContentsPrologue1. Pipe Dreams: The 1968 State Water Plan2. When Mine Is Yours and Yours Is Ours3. “That’s the Kind of Thinking That Will Get Your Land Took from You”4. The Last Straw5. Rice in the Desert6. What Makes the Dollar Flip7. Dow by Law8. An Oak with Its Roots in the River, Redux9. Old Men Shouting at the Clouds10. A Tale of Two Colonias11. Up Against the Wall12. Finding a Solution, Come Hell or No Water13. Must Be Something in the Water14. Hanged in a FortnightEpilogueAfterwordAcknowledgmentsNotesSources and Suggestions for Further ReadingIndex
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"In Texas, water is the stuff dreams are made ofbut there has never been enough to go around. Seamus McGraw’s thorough and insightful history of the state’s water wars gives us an unsparing look at the nightmares in our past and invites us to wake up and prepare for a future of scarcity."
"A timely, important book that manages to be a romp, too. You’ll meet dreamers, schemers, and even a few genuine heroes who have been fretting and feuding over the water woes of the Lone Star State for centuries. By the time you finish A Thirsty Land, you’ll understand that water truly is destinyand not just in Texas. Seamus McGraw raises urgent questions that we will all have to face to avoid a parched future."