a river divides farmland from desert

Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water

by Marc Reisner Author

This updated study of the economics, politics, and ecology of water explores more than a century of both public and private desert reclamation in the American West.

THE definitive book on US water issues, reflecting decades of research. This updated version reads like a ruthless thriller: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of water development, rights, uses, and abuses. Get a better idea of upcoming economic & environmental disasters, based on the West's history of this precious resource.

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