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Cadillac desert : the American West and its disappearing water

Author: Marc Reisner; Lawrie Mott
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised and UpdatedView 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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Reisner; Lawrie Mott
ISBN: 9780140178241 0140178244
OCLC Number: 1042088808
Notes: "First published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin Inc., 1986"--Title page verso.
Description: 634 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : a semidesert with a desert heart --
1. A country of illusion --
2. The Red Queen --
3. First causes --
4. An American Nile (I) --
5. The Go-Go years --
6. Rivals in crime --
7. Dominy --
8. An American Nile (II) --
9. The peanut farmer and the pork barrel --
10. Chinatown --
11. Those who refuse to learn ... --
12. Things fall apart --
Epilogue : a civilization, if you can keep it --
Afterword to the revised edition --
Postscript to the revised edition / by Lawrie Mott --
Acknowledgements --
Notes and bibliography.
Responsibility: Marc Reisner ; postscript by Lawrie Mott.

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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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