Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition

By | February 9, 2018
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition Author Marc Reisner
ISBN-10 0140178244
ISBN-13 9780140178241
Year 1993-01-01
Pages 608
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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The definitive work on the West s water crisis NewsweekThe 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

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