Cadillac Desert

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  • Author : Marc Reisner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 672 pages
  • ISBN : 1440672822
  • Rating : 4/5 from 20 reviews
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Download or Read online Cadillac Desert full in PDF, ePub and kindle. this book written by Marc Reisner and published by Penguin which was released on 01 June 1993 with total page 672 pages. We cannot guarantee that Cadillac Desert book is available in the library, click Get Book button and read full online book in your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile whenever and wherever You Like. "The definitive work on the West's water crisis." --Newsweek The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecological and economic disaster. In his landmark book, Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth. He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the competition to transform the West. Based on more than a decade of research, Cadillac Desert is a stunning expose and a dramatic, intriguing history of the creation of an Eden--an Eden that may only be a mirage. This edition includes a new postscript by Lawrie Mott, a former staff scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, that updates Western water issues over the last two decades, including the long-term impact of climate change and how the region can prepare for the future.

Cadillac Desert

Cadillac Desert
  • Author : Marc Reisner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 01 June 1993
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"The definitive work on the West's water crisis." --Newsweek The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecological and economic disaster. In his landmark book, Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles

A Study Guide for Mark Reisner s Cadillac Desert The American West and its Disappearing Water

A Study Guide for Mark Reisner s  Cadillac Desert  The American West and its Disappearing Water
  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release : 06 July 2022
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A Study Guide for Mark Reisner's "Cadillac Desert: The American West and its Disappearing Water," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

Common property Arrangements and Scarce Resources

Common property Arrangements and Scarce Resources
  • Author : Edward Barbanell
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 06 July 2022
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Different kinds of resources require different property regimes. This is the central thesis of Barbanell's indepth analysis of the factual and philosophical issues surrounding water resources and water use in the American West. He argues that a regime of common ownership is a conceptually sound and politically viable alternative for this critically scarce resource.

Humans Versus Nature

Humans Versus Nature
  • Author : Daniel R. Headrick
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 06 July 2022
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"This book is about the ongoing conflict between humanity and the natural environment. Over the past 200,000 years, humans have multiplied and populated the Earth. When they domesticated plants and animals and replaced foraging with agriculture and herding, they depleted natural resources, deforested the land, and caused mass extinctions. But nature has agency too, causing pandemics of plague, smallpox, measles, influenza, and other diseases and a climate change called the Little Ice Age. In recent centuries, industrialization has accelerated extinctions, deforestation,

Freshwater Issues

Freshwater Issues
  • Author : Zachary Alden Smith,Grenetta Thomassey
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 06 July 2022
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Provides an introductory essay; biographies of activists, legislators, and advocates; a chronology of events, legislation, and movements; a directory of organizations; and a listing of print and nonprint resources.

Big Dams of the New Deal Era

Big Dams of the New Deal Era
  • Author : David P. Billington,Donald Conrad Jackson
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 06 July 2022
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The massive dams of the American West were designed to serve multiple purposes: improving navigation, irrigating crops, storing water, controlling floods, and generating hydroelectricity. Their construction also put thousands of people to work during the Great Depression. Only later did the dams’ baneful effects on river ecologies spark public debate. Big Dams of the New Deal Era tells how major water-storage structures were erected in four western river basins. David P. Billington and Donald C. Jackson reveal how engineering science,

Down to Earth

Down to Earth
  • Author : Ted Steinberg
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 09 May 2002
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In this ambitious and provocative text, environmental historian Ted Steinberg offers a sweeping history of our nation--a history that, for the first time, places the environment at the very center of our story. Written with exceptional clarity, Down to Earth re-envisions the story of America "from the ground up." It reveals how focusing on plants, animals, climate, and other ecological factors can radically change the way that we think about the past. Examining such familiar topics as colonization, the industrial

Fantastic Cities

Fantastic Cities
  • Author : Stefan Rabitsch,Michael Fuchs,Stefan L. Brandt
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 17 January 2022
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Contributions by Carl Abbott, Jacob Babb, Marleen S. Barr, Michael Fuchs, John Glover, Stephen Joyce, Sarah Lahm, James McAdams, Cynthia J. Miller, Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns, Chris Pak, María Isabel Pérez Ramos, Stefan Rabitsch, J. Jesse Ramírez, A. Bowdoin Van Riper, Andrew Wasserman, Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, and Robert Yeates Metropolis, Gotham City, Mega-City One, Panem’s Capitol, the Sprawl, Caprica City—American (and Americanized) urban environments have always been a part of the fantastic imagination. Fantastic Cities:

Savages Scoundrels

Savages   Scoundrels
  • Author : Paul VanDevelder
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 21 April 2009
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The author of Coyote Warrior demolishes myths about America’s westward expansion and uncovers the federal Indian policy that shaped the republic. What really happened in the early days of our nation? How was it possible for white settlers to march across the entire continent, inexorably claiming Native American lands for themselves? Who made it happen, and why? This gripping book tells America’s story from a new perspective, chronicling the adventures of our forefathers and showing how a legacy

Coyote Warrior

Coyote Warrior
  • Author : Paul Van Develder
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 15 October 2007
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A Civil Action meets Indian country, as one man takes on the federal government and the largest boondoggle in U.S. history -- and wins.

Property Matters

Property Matters
  • Author : James V. DeLong
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 06 July 1997
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Which matters more--spotted owls or the right to cut timber on your own land? Who has a greater right to the water of the Colorado River--California farmers, Denver housewives, or whitewater rafters? The vitally important right to property--from land to copyrights--is threatened by overzealous bureaucrats, ecological extremists, and an arbitrary judiciary.

Advances in Agriculture Research and Application 2012 Edition

Advances in Agriculture Research and Application  2012 Edition
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • Release : 26 December 2012
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Advances in Agriculture Research and Application / 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Agriculture. The editors have built Advances in Agriculture Research and Application / 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Agriculture in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Advances in Agriculture Research and Application / 2012 Edition has been produced

Modern American Environmentalists

Modern American Environmentalists
  • Author : George A. Cevasco,Richard P. Harmond
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 27 April 2009
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Modern American Environmentalists profiles the lives and contributions of nearly 140 major figures during the twentieth-century environmental movement. Included are iconic environmentalists such as Rachel Carson, E. O. Wilson, Gifford Pinchot, and Al Gore, and important but less expected names, including John Steinbeck and Allen Ginsberg. The entries recount how each individual became active in environmental conservation, detail his or her significant contributions, trace the influence of each on future efforts, and discuss the person's legacy. The individuals selected for the

Reading Aridity in Western American Literature

Reading Aridity in Western American Literature
  • Author : Jada Ach,Gary Reger
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 14 December 2020
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In literary and cinematic representations, deserts often betoken collapse and dystopia. Reading Aridity in Western American Literature offers readings of literature set in the American Southwest from ecocritical and new materialist perspectives. This book explores the diverse epistemologies, histories, relationships, futures, and possibilities that emerge from the representation of American deserts in fiction, film, and literary art, and traces the social, cultural, economic, and biotic narratives that foreground deserts, prompting us to reconsider new, provocative modes of human/nonhuman engagement