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Saving Grand Canyon : dams, deals, and a noble myth

Author: Byron E Pearson
Publisher: Reno, Nevada : University of Nevada Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"This book tells three interconnected stories: It chronicles a century of attempts to build dams in Grand Canyon and why those attempts failed. It demonstrates how the National Environmental Policy Act came out of these controversies. Finally, it debunks the myth that the Sierra Club saved Grand Canyon and shows how the club parlayed this perception into the leadership of the modern environmental movement after NEPA  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Byron E Pearson
ISBN: 9781948908320 1948908328 1948908212 9781948908214
OCLC Number: 1090706554
Description: XXII, 344 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: Centennial ReflectionsIntroductionChapter 1: "Something to be Skinned"Chapter 2: New Lines in the SandChapter 3: Dinosaurs and RainbowsChapter 4: A Time for Water StatesmanshipChapter 5: A "Fjord-like Setting"Chapter 6: "A Little Closer to God"Chapter 7: "Permanent Massive Things"Chapter 8: Be Careful What You Wish For . . .Chapter 9: Alternative RealitiesSelected BibliographyAcknowledgmentsAbout the Author
Responsibility: Byron E. Pearson.

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Tells the remarkable true story of the attempts to build dams in one of America's most spectacular natural wonders. Based on twenty-five years of research, this fascinating ride through history  Read more...

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