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Cadillac desert : the American West and its disappearing water

Marc Reisner (Author), Lawrie Mott
This history of water rights in the American West focuses on the political corruption and intrigue, including the rivalry between the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.s. Army Corps of Engineers
Print Book, English, 2017
Revised and Updated View all formats and editions
Penguin Books, New York, N.Y., 2017
634 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
9780140178241, 0140178244
Introduction : a semidesert with a desert heart
1. A country of illusion
2. The Red Queen
3. First causes
4. An American Nile (I)
5. The Go-Go years
6. Rivals in crime
7. Dominy
8. An American Nile (II)
9. The peanut farmer and the pork barrel
10. Chinatown
11. Those who refuse to learn ..
12. Things fall apart
Epilogue : a civilization, if you can keep it
Afterword to the revised edition
Postscript to the revised edition / by Lawrie Mott
Notes and bibliography
"This edition with a new postscript by Lawrie Mott published 2017."
"First published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin Inc., 1986"--Title page verso