Cadillac Desert

Author: Marc Reisner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440672828
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"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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410342271
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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.

Common property Arrangements and Scarce Resources

Author: Edward Barbanell
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275971731
Format: PDF
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The critical issue of water scarcity resulting from the long and continuing overuse of the Colorado River is met in this work of economic philosophy with a proposal for a new solution, called a common-property arrangement. Barbanell (his affiliation is not indicated) builds a case for his proposal,

Analysis of Cadillac Desert

Author: ReeRoos
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781981235728
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Marc Reisner holds back no criticism in his sweeping expose of the history of water legislation in the American West and the dangers this poses to the nation, the economy, and the environment in the definitive work on the West's water crisis: Cadillac Desert. This ReeRoos Analysis offers supplementary material to Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, ReeRoos is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes! What does this ReeRoos Analysis Include? A synopsis of the original book In-depth editorial review Key themes & analysis from each section A short bio of the author Supplementary Info & Recommended Reading About the Original Book: The American West's history with water is as controversial as it is intriguing. Fraught with fraudulent land grabs, political corruption, cutthroat bureaucratic rivalries, and environmental disaster, the tale of Western water development plays out like a television drama. Cadillac Desert is a thorough account of the relationship that Americans and their government have with water and how this relationship has changed over time...for better and for worse. PLEASE NOTE: This is a review and analysis of the book and not the original book. This review is meant as a supplement to, not a replacement for, Cadillac Desert.

Freshwater Issues

Author: Zachary Alden Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576076490
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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.

A Study Guide for Mark Reisner s Cadillac Desert

Author: Cengage Learning Gale
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781375377751
Format: PDF
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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.

Analysis and Review of Cadillac Desert

Author: FastReads
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781984220202
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis, and review of the book and not the original book. Marc Reisner holds back no criticism in his sweeping expose of the history of water legislation in the American West and the dangers this poses to the nation, the economy, and the environment in the definitive work on the West's water crisis: Cadillac Desert. This FastReads Analysis offers supplementary material to Becoming Wise to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, FastReads is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes! What does this FastReads Analysis Include? A synopsis of the original book Key takeaways & analysis Key themes In-depth Review A short bio of the author Supplementary Info & Recommended Reading About the Original Book: The American West's history with water is as controversial as it is intriguing. Fraught with fraudulent land grabs, political corruption, cutthroat bureaucratic rivalries, and environmental disaster, the tale of Western water development plays out like a television drama. Cadillac Desert is a thorough account of the relationship that Americans and their government have with water and how this relationship has changed over time...for better and for worse. BEFORE YOU BUY: The purpose of this FastReads Analysis is to help you decide if it's worth the time, money and effort reading the original book (if you haven't already). FastReads has pulled out the essence-but only to help you ascertain the value of the book for yourself. This analysis is meant as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, Cadillac Desert.

Restoring Colorado River Ecosystems

Author: Robert W. Adler
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597267786
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Over the past century, humans have molded the Colorado River to serve their own needs, resulting in significant impacts to the river and its ecosystems. Today, many scientists, public officials, and citizens hope to restore some of the lost resources in portions of the river and its surrounding lands. Environmental restoration on the scale of the Colorado River basin is immensely challenging; in addition to an almost overwhelming array of technical difficulties, it is fraught with perplexing questions about the appropriate goals of restoration and the extent to which environmental restoration must be balanced against environmental changes designed to promote and sustain human economic development. Restoring Colorado River Ecosystems explores the many questions and challenges surrounding the issue of large-scale restoration of the Colorado River basin, and of large-scale restoration in general. Robert W. Adler evaluates the relationships among the laws, policies, and institutions governing use and management of the Colorado River for human benefit and those designed to protect and restore the river and its environment. He examines and critiques the often challenging interactions among law, science, economics, and politics within which restoration efforts must operate. Ultimately, he suggests that a broad concept of “restoration” is needed to navigate those uncertain waters, and to strike an appropriate balance between human and environmental needs. While the book is primarily about restoration of Colorado River ecosystems, it is also about uncertainty, conflict, competing values, and the nature, pace, and implications of environmental change. It is about our place in the natural environment, and whether there are limits to that presence we ought to respect. And it is about our responsibility to the ecosystems we live in and use.

Oganisation Institutionnelle de la Gestion de L eau Aux XIXe Et XXe Siecles

Author: J. C. N. Raadschelders
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9781586034825
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Water management has become a major issue for public policies at any latitude. How and why this happened could not be assessed efficiently without developing a longitudinal and comparative analysis, such as the one in this book. Institutional arrangements for the provision and the use of water are peculiarly persistent as well as remarkably resilient: This makes them an ideal subject of an historical account. Not that history is worth writing about only when it treats immutable phenomena. On the contrary; its main purpose is to record changes and possibly explain them. But long-lasting continuity urges the scholar to venture into the remote past, since only there are to be discovered the initial causes and the deeper meanings of the institutions under scrutiny. Also, continuity makes the strength of path-dependency all the more evident and consequently underlines the weight of history.