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The Mercy of nature

Author: Jon ElseAlfre WoodardMarc ReisnerKTEH-TV (Television station : San Jose, Calif.)Trans Pacific Television.All authors
Publisher: [Chicago, Ill.] : Home Vision Cinema : Public Media Inc., 1997.
Series: Cadillac desert (Television program), 3.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cadillac Desert relates the story of the epic quest for water and the role it has played in the transformation of the American West. This third episode traces the fierce political and environmental battles that raged around the transformation of California's Central Valley from semiarid desert into the most productive and environmentally altered agricultural region in global history. It illustrates the role that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Films for the hearing impaired
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Else; Alfre Woodard; Marc Reisner; KTEH-TV (Television station : San Jose, Calif.); Trans Pacific Television.; Public Media Video (Firm); Home Vision (Firm)
OCLC Number: 37899770
Language Note: Closed captioned.
Notes: Adapted from Marc Reisner's Cadillac desert.
Credits: Director, writer and producer, Jon Else ; editor, Deborah Hoffmann.
Performer(s): Narrator: Alfre Woodard.
Description: 1 videocassette (55 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Cadillac desert (Television program), 3.
Other Titles: Cadillac desert.
Cadillac desert, water and the transformation of nature
Responsibility: produced by KTEH/San Jose and Trans Pacific Television.

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Cadillac Desert relates the story of the epic quest for water and the role it has played in the transformation of the American West. This third episode traces the fierce political and environmental battles that raged around the transformation of California's Central Valley from semiarid desert into the most productive and environmentally altered agricultural region in global history. It illustrates the role that presidents, governor, and giant agri-business companies have played in the ebb and flow of water. The program then follows the recent trend in which water is diverted away from agriculture and toward cities and wildlife.

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