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Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water


This is a history of the American West which recounts one of America's most impressive achievements - the creation of an Eden out of inhospitable ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000

Disappearing Water

by flyguy on Jul 19, 2012

A truly captivating book. Many find the subject of water scarcity hard to believe but if you visit Hoover dam and the lakes in Nevada, Arizona and Texas you will see the proof. The water is disappearing. A few weeks ago an irregation contractor mentioned another unbelievable term...'water rationing'. Cadillac Desert tells it like it is in a way that makes it hard to put the book down.


Finestkind history!

by YumanBean on Apr 13, 2008

This is a well-researched history written in a highly readable and entertaining manner, in spite of the serious subject: Water usage in the Western US and the Dept. of the Interior's Bureau of Wrecklamation and how they and the US Army Corps of Engineers changed the West, allowing farming and settlement to take placeat great expense to taxpayers (and gross changes to the environment). Lots of good books in Reisner's bibliography, too.

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