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Cadillac Desert Product Detail:

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 01 June 1993
  • ISBN : 9781440672828
  • Page : 672 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 20 voters

Cadillac Desert Book Summary/Review:

"The definitive work on the West's water crisis." --Newsweek The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecological and economic disaster. In his landmark book, Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth. He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the competition to transform the West. Based on more than a decade of research, Cadillac Desert is a stunning expose and a dramatic, intriguing history of the creation of an Eden--an Eden that may only be a mirage. This edition includes a new postscript by Lawrie Mott, a former staff scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, that updates Western water issues over the last two decades, including the long-term impact of climate change and how the region can prepare for the future.

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Cadillac Desert

Cadillac Desert
  • Author : Marc Reisner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1993-06-01
  • ISBN : 9781440672828
GET THIS BOOKCadillac Desert

"The definitive work on the West's water crisis." --Newsweek The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecological and economic disaster. In his landmark book, Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles

A Study Guide for Mark Reisner's "Cadillac Desert: The American West and its Disappearing Water"

A Study Guide for Mark Reisner's
  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2016
  • ISBN : 9781410342270
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A Study Guide for Mark Reisner's "Cadillac Desert: The American West and its Disappearing Water," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

Cadillac Desert

Cadillac Desert
  • Author : Marc Reisner
  • Publisher : Random House (UK)
  • Release Date : 2001
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105111563404
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This is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. Reisner tells of the early settlers, lured by promises of paradise, & documents the rivalry between government giants & other institutions, in the competition to transform the West.

Common-property Arrangements and Scarce Resources

Common-property Arrangements and Scarce Resources
  • Author : Edward Barbanell
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2001
  • ISBN : 0275971732
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Different kinds of resources require different property regimes. This is the central thesis of Barbanell's indepth analysis of the factual and philosophical issues surrounding water resources and water use in the American West. He argues that a regime of common ownership is a conceptually sound and politically viable alternative for this critically scarce resource.

Hydronarratives

Hydronarratives
  • Author : Matthew S. Henry
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2023
  • ISBN : 9781496227898
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Focusing on creative responses to intensifying water crises in the United States, Hydronarratives explores how narrative and storytelling support environmental justice advocacy in Black, Indigenous, and low-income communities.

Humans Versus Nature

Humans Versus Nature
  • Author : Daniel R. Headrick
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020
  • ISBN : 9780190864712
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"This book is about the ongoing conflict between humanity and the natural environment. Over the past 200,000 years, humans have multiplied and populated the Earth. When they domesticated plants and animals and replaced foraging with agriculture and herding, they depleted natural resources, deforested the land, and caused mass extinctions. But nature has agency too, causing pandemics of plague, smallpox, measles, influenza, and other diseases and a climate change called the Little Ice Age. In recent centuries, industrialization has accelerated extinctions, deforestation,

Freshwater Issues

Freshwater Issues
  • Author : Zachary Alden Smith,Grenetta Thomassey
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2002
  • ISBN : 9781576076491
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Provides an introductory essay; biographies of activists, legislators, and advocates; a chronology of events, legislation, and movements; a directory of organizations; and a listing of print and nonprint resources.

The Bureau of Reclamation: From developing to managing water, 1945-2000

The Bureau of Reclamation: From developing to managing water, 1945-2000
  • Author : William D. Rowley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • ISBN : UCLA:L0105576961
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Big Dams of the New Deal Era

Big Dams of the New Deal Era
  • Author : David P. Billington,Donald Conrad Jackson
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • ISBN : 0806137959
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The massive dams of the American West were designed to serve multiple purposes: improving navigation, irrigating crops, storing water, controlling floods, and generating hydroelectricity. Their construction also put thousands of people to work during the Great Depression. Only later did the dams’ baneful effects on river ecologies spark public debate. Big Dams of the New Deal Era tells how major water-storage structures were erected in four western river basins. David P. Billington and Donald C. Jackson reveal how engineering science,

Down to Earth

Down to Earth
  • Author : Ted Steinberg
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-05-09
  • ISBN : 9780198032106
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In this ambitious and provocative text, environmental historian Ted Steinberg offers a sweeping history of our nation--a history that, for the first time, places the environment at the very center of our story. Written with exceptional clarity, Down to Earth re-envisions the story of America "from the ground up." It reveals how focusing on plants, animals, climate, and other ecological factors can radically change the way that we think about the past. Examining such familiar topics as colonization, the industrial

Conversations with Joe R. Lansdale

Conversations with Joe R. Lansdale
  • Author : Andrew J. Rausch,Mark Slade
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2022-12-15
  • ISBN : 9781496842305
GET THIS BOOKConversations with Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale (b. 1951), the award-winning author of such novels as Cold in July (1989) and The Bottoms (2000), as well as the popular Hap and Leonard series, has been publishing novels since 1981. Lansdale has developed a tremendous cult audience willing to follow him into any genre he chooses to write in, including horror, western, crime, adventure, and fantasy. Within these genres, his stories, novels, and novellas explore friendship, race, and life in East Texas. His distinctive voice is often funny and

Fantastic Cities

Fantastic Cities
  • Author : Stefan Rabitsch,Michael Fuchs,Stefan L. Brandt
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2022-01-17
  • ISBN : 9781496836649
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Contributions by Carl Abbott, Jacob Babb, Marleen S. Barr, Michael Fuchs, John Glover, Stephen Joyce, Sarah Lahm, James McAdams, Cynthia J. Miller, Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns, Chris Pak, María Isabel Pérez Ramos, Stefan Rabitsch, J. Jesse Ramírez, A. Bowdoin Van Riper, Andrew Wasserman, Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, and Robert Yeates Metropolis, Gotham City, Mega-City One, Panem’s Capitol, the Sprawl, Caprica City—American (and Americanized) urban environments have always been a part of the fantastic imagination. Fantastic Cities:

Savages & Scoundrels

Savages & Scoundrels
  • Author : Paul VanDevelder
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-21
  • ISBN : 9780300142501
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The author of Coyote Warrior demolishes myths about America’s westward expansion and uncovers the federal Indian policy that shaped the republic. What really happened in the early days of our nation? How was it possible for white settlers to march across the entire continent, inexorably claiming Native American lands for themselves? Who made it happen, and why? This gripping book tells America’s story from a new perspective, chronicling the adventures of our forefathers and showing how a legacy

Coyote Warrior

Coyote Warrior
  • Author : Paul Van Develder
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2007-10-15
  • ISBN : 9780316030687
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A Civil Action meets Indian country, as one man takes on the federal government and the largest boondoggle in U.S. history -- and wins.

Property Matters

Property Matters
  • Author : James V. DeLong
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1997
  • ISBN : 9780684874371
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Which matters more--spotted owls or the right to cut timber on your own land? Who has a greater right to the water of the Colorado River--California farmers, Denver housewives, or whitewater rafters? The vitally important right to property--from land to copyrights--is threatened by overzealous bureaucrats, ecological extremists, and an arbitrary judiciary.