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The Resource Dam nation : how water shaped the West and will determine its future, Stephen Grace

Dam nation : how water shaped the West and will determine its future, Stephen Grace

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Dam nation : how water shaped the West and will determine its future
Title
Dam nation
Title remainder
how water shaped the West and will determine its future
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Grace
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the scramble to claim water rights in the West during the fevered days of early emigration and expansion, running out of water was rarely a concern, and the dam building fever that transformed the West in the 19th and 20th centuries created a map of the region that may be unsustainable. Throughout the arid American West, metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Denver need water. These cities are growing, but water supplies are dwindling. Scientists agree that the West is heating up and drying out, leading to future water shortages that will pose a challenge to existing laws
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grace, Stephen
Dewey number
333.9100958
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TD223.6
LC item number
.G73 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water-supply
  • Water-supply
  • Hydrology
  • Dams
  • Water resources development
  • West (U.S.)
Label
Dam nation : how water shaped the West and will determine its future, Stephen Grace
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Trouble -- Into the parched frontier -- Settling the great American desert -- Reclamation -- The law of the river -- Dam nation -- What we have lost -- When dams fall -- The wealth below -- The new normal -- Tainted waters -- Silt, salt, and civilization -- Water in the twenty-first-century west -- Epilogue: A brief history of water's future
Control code
sky246456053
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 333 p.
Isbn
9780762770656
Lccn
2012003167
Other physical details
a map
System control number
(OCoLC)756579079
Label
Dam nation : how water shaped the West and will determine its future, Stephen Grace
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Trouble -- Into the parched frontier -- Settling the great American desert -- Reclamation -- The law of the river -- Dam nation -- What we have lost -- When dams fall -- The wealth below -- The new normal -- Tainted waters -- Silt, salt, and civilization -- Water in the twenty-first-century west -- Epilogue: A brief history of water's future
Control code
sky246456053
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 333 p.
Isbn
9780762770656
Lccn
2012003167
Other physical details
a map
System control number
(OCoLC)756579079

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