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Cadillac desert : the American West and its disappearing water

Author: Marc Reisner
Publisher: London : Secker & Warburg, 1990, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This history of water rights in the American West focuses on the political corruption and intrigue, including the rivalry between the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.s. Army Corps of Engineers.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Reisner
ISBN: 0436410508 9780436410505
OCLC Number: 20933136
Notes: Originally published: New York : Viking, 1986.
Maps on lining papers.
Description: 581 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, 2 maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: A semidesert with a desert heart --
A country of illusion --
The Red Queen --
First causes --
An American Nile (I) --
The Go-Go years --
Rivals in crime --
Dominy --
An American Nile (II) --
The peanut farmer and the pork barrel --
Chinatown --
Those who refuse to learn ... --
Things fall apart --
A civilization, if you can keep it.
Responsibility: Marc Reisner.

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A history of the American West which recounts one of America's most impressive achievements - the creation of an Eden out of inhospitable desert. The author offers a bleak portrait of the future the  Read more...

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