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Cadillac Desert. The American West and its Disappeaing Water; Marc Reinser; 1993

Cadillac Desert. The American West and its Disappeaing Water; Marc Reinser; 1993
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Cadillac Desert. The American West and its Disappeaing Water; Marc Reinser; 1993; Penguin Books

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No book illuminates this history better than Cadillac Desert:  The American West and Its Disappearing Water, by the late Marc Reisner. A magisterial mix of first-hand reporting, judicious background research, and old-fashioned (but not strident) moral outrage, Cadillac Desert was published in 1986 and updated in 1993. The book’s great value is to illuminate just how unnatural and precarious the West’s system of water supply is and how the system’s design and operation has been driven from the beginning by big-money politics and macho rivalries (particularly between the bureau and the Army Corps of Engineers) more than by any concern for the common good, much less for healthy ecosystems.

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