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Desert cities : the environmental history of Phoenix and Tucson

Author: Michael F Logan
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2006.
Series: History of the urban environment.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Phoenix is known as the "Valley of the Sun," while Tucson is referred to as the "Old Pueblo." These nicknames epitomize the difference in the public's perception of each city. Phoenix continues to sprawl as one of America's largest and fastest-growing cities. Tucson has witnessed a slower rate of growth and has only one quarter of Phoenix's population. This was not always the case. Prior to 1920, Tucson had a

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Logan, Michael F., 1950-
Desert cities.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael F Logan
ISBN: 0822942941 9780822942948 9780822961314 0822961318 9780822942948
OCLC Number: 69679927
Description: x, 228 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Two rivers --
Dos Rios --
Indian rings, ditches, and railroads --
The duty of water and agrarian rivalry --
Where winter never comes, and the Mescalian could imbibe his fill --
Depression proof --
The air-conditioned capital of the world --
Leaving Tucson? Take a friend --
Fountains in the desert.
Series Title: History of the urban environment.
Responsibility: Michael F. Logan.
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Examines the natural and economic resource competition between Phoenix and Tucson and the other factors contributing to the divergent growth of the two cities.  Read more...


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