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"The definitive paintings at the West's water crisis." --Newsweek

The tale of the yank West is the tale of a constant quest for a beneficial source: water. it's a story of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecological and fiscal catastrophe. In his landmark book, Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by way of the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless strategies hired by way of la politicians and company pursuits to make sure the city's progress. He records the sour competition among govt giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. military Corps of Engineers, within the pageant to rework the West. in keeping with greater than a decade of study, Cadillac Desert is a gorgeous divulge and a dramatic, exciting historical past of the production of an Eden--an Eden which may simply be a mirage.

This version contains a new postscript through Lawrie Mott, a former employees scientist on the common assets security Council, that updates Western water concerns over the past twenty years, together with the long term effect of weather switch and the way the sector can organize for the future.

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