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Cadillac desert : the American West and its disappearing water

Author: Marc Reisner
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Reisner
ISBN: 0670199273 9780670199273
OCLC Number: 13423435
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Description: viii, 582 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: A country of illusion --
The Red Queen --
First causes --
An American Nile (I) --
The Go-Go years --
Rivals in crime --
Dominy --
An American Nile (II) --
The peanut farmer and the pork barrel --
Chinatown --
Those who refuse to learn ... --
Things fall apart --
A civilization, if you can keep it.
Responsibility: Marc Reisner.

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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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