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The west without water what past floods, droughts, and other climatic clues tell us about tomorrow

Author: B Lynn Ingram; Frances Malamud-Roam
Publisher: Berkeley University of California Press 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documents the tumultuous climate of the American West over twenty millennia, with tales of past droughts and deluges and predictions about the impacts of future climate change on water resources.  Read more...

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Named Person: Exocet
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: B Lynn Ingram; Frances Malamud-Roam
ISBN: 0520286006 9780520268555 0520268555 9780520268555 9780520286009
OCLC Number: 935021792
Notes: Literaturverz. S. 223 - 244
Description: XX, 256 Seiten Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten 24 cm
Contents: From drought to deluge : "normal" climate in the WestThe 1861-1862 floods : lessons lost --
The great droughts of the twentieth century --
Why is climate so variable in the West? --
Reading the past : the Earth's history books --
From ice to fire : into the Holocene --
The "long drought" of the mid-Holocene --
Ice returns : the neoglaciation --
The great "medieval drought" --
The little ice age : megafloods and climate swings --
Why climate changes : cycles and oscillations --
The hydraulic era : salmon and dams --
Future climate change and the American West --
What the past tells us about tomorrow. From drought to deluge : "normal" climate in the West --
The 1861-1862 floods : lessons lost --
The great droughts of the twentieth century --
Why is climate so variable in the West? --
Reading the past : the Earth's history books --
From ice to fire : into the Holocene --
The "long drought" of the mid-Holocene --
Ice returns : the neoglaciation --
The great "medieval drought" --
The little ice age : megafloods and climate swings --
Why climate changes : cycles and oscillations --
The hydraulic era : salmon and dams --
Future climate change and the American West --
What the past tells us about tomorrow.
Responsibility: B. Lynn Ingram and Frances Malamud-Roam

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"A masterful portrait of how water shaped the American West... Part detective story, part call to action, this book offers vital advice on how to fix the West's looming water crisis." -- Lee Billings Read more...

 
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