Cadillac desert: the American West and its disappearing water
Rev. and updated.
"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.
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|Full title||cadillac desert the american west and its disappearing water|
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|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
|owning_location_santafe||Main Library, Southside Branch|
|record_details||ils:.b11709923|Book|Books|Rev. and updated.|English|Penguin Books,|1993.|viii, 582 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 22 cm.|
|subject_facet||Irrigation -- Government policy -- West (U.S.) -- History, Political corruption -- West (U.S.) -- History, Water resources development -- Government policy -- West (U.S.) -- History|
|title_display||Cadillac desert : the American West and its disappearing water|
|title_full||Cadillac desert : the American West and its disappearing water / Marc Reisner|
|title_short||Cadillac desert :|
|title_sub||the American West and its disappearing water|
|topic_facet||Government policy, History, Irrigation, Political corruption, Water resources development|