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Killing the hidden waters

Author: Charles Bowden
Publisher: Austin, Tex. : University of Texas Press, 1985, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. printView all editions and formats
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Bowden's classic study of "mining" the waters of the southwestern United States presents a historical, ethnological, and technological analysis in clean, compelling prose.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Bowden
ISBN: 0292743068 9780292743069
OCLC Number: 12705677
Notes: At head of title on cover: The slow destruction of water resources in the American southwest.
Description: viii, 174 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Part one. The lay of the and. Yield --
Place --
People --
Stick. People --
Food --
Way --
Dreams --
Shovel. Tractor. Gila River --
Papaguería --
Conquest. The last cut --
Part two. Pump. Grass --
Wind --
Fossil --
Plan --
Part three. Taking care of business. Concentration and energy cost --
The debate --
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Other Titles: Slow destruction of water resources in the American southwest
Responsibility: by Charles Bowden.

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"This slender book brims with wisdom and scholarship." Harold Scarlett, Houston Post "Charles Bowden's Killing the Hidden Waters is the best all-around summary I've read yet, anywhere, of how our Read more...

 
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