Running Dry: A Journey From Source to Sea Down the Colorado River

Running Dry: A Journey From Source to Sea Down the Colorado River

by Jonathan Waterman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426205057
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 05/18/2010
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.44(h) x 1.15(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Waterman is the author of nine books, has made four television films, and works as a freelance author and filmmaker. In 2004, his writing about the Arctic won the prestigious National Endowment of the Arts Literary Fellowship.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 The Grand Ditch 11

Chapter 2 Moving Water Through Mountains 19

Chapter 3 Onto a Nonnavigable River 37

Chapter 4 Home Waters 57

Chapter 5 Pandora's Box 67

Chapter 6 Canyonlands 87

Chapter 7 Lake Foul or Jewel of the Colorado? 119

Chapter 8 Of Dads, Lawns, and Dams 145

Chapter 9 The Grand Canyon Chub 165

Chapter 10 The Lights of Las Vegas 191

Chapter 11 Major Powell Versus Rampant Growth 217

Chapter 12 Birds and Farms 251

Chapter 13 The Mexican Delta 273

Acknowledgments 293

Glossary 296

Index 300

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