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River in ruin : the story of the Carmel River

Author: Ray A March
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The thin ribbon of the Carmel River is just thirty-six miles long and no wider in most places than a child can throw a stone. It is the primary water supply for the ever-burgeoning presence of tourists, agriculture, and industry on California's Monterey Peninsula. It is also one of the top ten endangered rivers in North America. The river's story, which dramatically unfolds in this book, is an epic tale of  Read more...
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March, Ray A., 1934-
River in ruin.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011028916
(OCoLC)747385624
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ray A March
ISBN: 9780803240452 0803240457
OCLC Number: 792741482
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 174 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List ofIllustrations; Preface; Prologue; 1. Spanish Era: Vizcaino to Father Serra; 2. Crocker Arrives: Tourist Trade Begins; 3. Not Enough Water:Building the Chinese Dam; 4. Water Demand Increases: A Second Dam Is Built; 5.A Village of Artists: At Odds withthe Pacific Improvement Company; 6. Carmel's Theater of Water: Enter Two Therapists from Oakland; 7. Sardines and Golf Courses:Yet Another Dam; 8. The Era of Disrespect:An Environmental Awakening; 9. Demise of the Steelhead: AnglersDebate the Fate of the Fish; 10. The Final Insult: Fire in the Forest.
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An epic tale of exploitation, development, and often unwitting degradation.  Read more...

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"March may not believe he has the answers, but by detailing a 410-year history we shouldn't forget, he's certainly showing us some of them. It took him 10 years to write River in Ruin, but the Read more...

 
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