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A great aridness : climate change and the future of the American southwest

Author: William DeBuys
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With its soaring azure sky and stark landscapes, the American Southwest is one of the most hauntingly beautiful regions on earth. Yet staggering population growth, combined with the intensifying effects of climate change, is driving the oasis-based society close to the brink of a Dust-Bowl-scale catastrophe.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William DeBuys
ISBN: 9780199778928 0199778922 9780199974672 0199974675
OCLC Number: 709682910
Description: xii, 369 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: High blue : the great downshift of dryness --
Oracle : global-change-type drought --
Sand Canyon : vanishing acts --
Janos : a mirror in time --
Lava Falls : the blood of oasis civilization --
The canal at river's end : thirsty Arizona --
Highway 79 revisited : "mega" trends in the Sun Corridor --
Apache Pass : crossing the line --
Mogollon Plateau : fires present and future --
Mt. Graham : the biopolitics of change --
Hawikku : welcome to the Anthropocene.
Responsibility: William deBuys.
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With its soaring azure sky and stark landscapes, the American Southwest is one of the most hauntingly beautiful regions on earth. Yet staggering population growth, combined with the intensifying effects of climate change, is driving the oasis-based society close to the brink of a Dust-Bowl-scale catastrophe.

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