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A ditch in time : the city, the west, and water

Author: Patricia Nelson Limerick; Jason L Hanson
Publisher: Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum Pub., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Water holds an underexploited capacity to show the connections that tie together distant places and seemingly unrelated groups. This book literally goes to town to spotlight those connections. A Ditch in Time: The City, the West, and Water traces the history of water in Denver, using this case study to explore important and often underrecognized patterns in regional and national history. Energized by a quality of
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Nelson Limerick; Jason L Hanson
ISBN: 9781555913663 1555913660
OCLC Number: 782252394
Awards: Commended for Colorado Book Award (History) 2013
Description: xxiii, 327 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Engineered Eden --
Go take it from the mountain --
Water development: the plot thickens --
Dealing in diversions --
A horrifying jigsaw puzzle : the uncertain course of the rivers of empire --
No country for old habits : foothills, two forks, and the revision of the future --
Chipping away at tradition : the riddle of change and continuity at Denver Water --
Conclusion. Turning hindsight into foresight : Denver water as a parable.
Responsibility: Patricia Nelson Limerick with Jason L. Hanson ; and the assistance of Timothy Brown [and others].

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Winner of the 2014 Barbara Sudler Award given by History Colorado "The first book in 25 years by MacArthur-winning historian Limerick is an entertaining history of the Denver Water Board. (Stealing, Read more...

 
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