Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water

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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 desert. "Cadillac Desert" recounts this dramatic saga: from the earliest settlers lured by promises of paradise, to Jon Wesley Powell's advocacy of co-operative irrigation projects; from the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles to raid watersheds hundreds of miles away to sustain its phenomenal growth, to the federal government's entry into the water business. Reisner offers a ...

Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water 1993, Penguin Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780140178241

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Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water 1990, Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, Lodnon

ISBN-13: 9780436410505

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