Cadillac Desert : The American West and Its Disappearing Water by Marc Reisner
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1993 Penguin Books revised and updated soft cover book with 582 pages. "This updated study of the economics, politics, and ecology of water covers more than a century of public and private desert reclamation in the American 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 be only a mirage." This book has been characterized by some as a book which "should be required reading for every American" and one that "Anyone interested in water conservation, irrigation, American government, American history, engineering feats or development of the American west will love this book." Irrigation, Government Policy; Water Resources Development and Government Policy; History of the American West; Water in the American West.