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!!> Reading ➵ Cadillac Desert ➭ Author Marc Reisner – Viagraonl1ne.us

Cadillac Desert The Story Of The American West Is The Story Of A Relentless Quest For A Precious Resource Water It Is A Tale Of Rivers Diverted And Dammed, Of Political Corruption And Intrigue, Of Billion Dollar Battles Over Water Rights, Of Ecologic And Economic Disaster In Cadillac Desert Marc Reisner Writes Of The Earliest Settlers, Lured By The Promise Of Paradise, And Of The Ruthless Tactics Employed By Los Angeles Politicians And Business Interests To Ensure The City S Growth He Documents The Bitter Rivalry Between Two Government Giants, The Bureau Of Reclamation And The U.S Army Corps Of Engineers, In The Competition To Transform The West.Based On 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.

!!> Reading ➵ Cadillac Desert  ➭ Author Marc Reisner – Viagraonl1ne.us
  • Paperback
  • 582 pages
  • Cadillac Desert
  • Marc Reisner
  • English
  • 05 February 2018
  • 0140178244

    10 thoughts on “!!> Reading ➵ Cadillac Desert ➭ Author Marc Reisner – Viagraonl1ne.us


  1. says:

    Why not a fifth star I don t know That doesn t make sense to me Speaker Dennis Hastert R IL , on whether New Orleans should be rebuilt in the wake of Hurricane Katrina Sept 2, 2005Because as important and well written as this book is, it is pervaded by a few theoretical flaws in its rhetorical portion The factual reporting and research are impeccable and at this point, this book is famous in its own right and it deserves that But 1 The Naturalistic Fallacy If humans do not belong in Why not a fifth star I don t know That doesn t make sense to me Speaker Dennis Hastert R IL , on whether New...


  2. says:

    A year later, I ve given CD a second read and must, finally, award it the 5th star for whatever that s worth that it so deserves One of the most scathing, witty and instructive books of political environmental economic journalism that I ve ever had the pleasure and horror to read I do so wish Reisner was still around ...


  3. says:

    Some required retroactive expectation management Marc Reisner was a journalist, writing for a general audience Much like Charles Mann and Pollan and other pop non fiction writers from the journalistic world, he was less concerned with thorough documentation than he was with persuasion and exposition even though few things arepersuasive than accurate documentation and logical analysis With that in mind, I should not have been so utterly enraged by the nearly complete absence of direct Some required re...


  4. says:

    just a chapter or two in, i already predict this will be one of theimportant books i read this decade


  5. says:

    if this doesn t make you want to take Los Angeles and associated farmland and dump it in the ocean nothing will Great history of water development in the west.


  6. says:

    An amazing book that was too long.The best synopsis I came upon was on page 484 illegal subsidies enrich big farmers, whose excess production depresses crop prices nationwide and whose waste of cheap water creates an environmental calamity that could cost billions to solve He goes into copious detail in the 500 pages The political system congress, Bureau of Reclamation, and Army Corp of Engineers become a vicious cycle that dam and divert rivers as much as they can, whether it makes sense An amazing book that was too long.The best synopsis I c...


  7. says:

    Cadillac Desert The American West and Its Disappearing Water 22 Tapes Unabridged Part 1 2 30 hours Library Journal Dams ostensibly provide indispensable economic development through flood control, irrigation, and recreation Goldsmith and Hildyard, with examples from throughout the world, demolish the common justifications for large dams They advocate traditional irrigation as environmentally sound and economically beneficial Reisner fo Cadillac Desert The American West and Its Disappearing Water 22 Tapes Unabridged Part 1 2 30 hours Library Journal Dams ostensibly provide indispensable economic development through flood control, irrigation, and recreation Goldsmith and Hildyard, with examples from throughout the world, demolish the common justifications for large dams They advocate traditional irrigation as environmentally sound and economically beneficial Reisner focusesnarrowly on North America in his portrayal of the personalities and agencies e.g., Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers , and the manipulation and deceit through which water policy in the United States has e...


  8. says:

    That was a slow read Very pretty And the author was very fond of obscure words Obscure words that I refuse to look up, and I don t think I would have even with an electronic copy I read this book due to its reference in The Water Knife It seemed like an awful lot that happened in that fictional book also happened in real world California I m not sure I buy this book s title This book was pretty darn informative but mostly it ...


  9. says:

    If you read only one book about the role of water in the west, this should be the one Reisner recounts the complex and often violent history of efforts to control water in this dry land Only in the last few years has water been allowed to return into the once verdant Owens Valley of California, after it was diverted through subterfuge to supply the needs of southern California There is so much history to tell about the way the huge dams along the Colorado River were so...


  10. says:

    This was a really, really interesting book I picked it up, without knowing much about it, because I knew it had been influential in the American environmentalist movement The focus is on water development, especially dam building, and particularly on water development in the American West and Midwest It looks at how water policy has effected, over time, an upward redistribution of wealth and power from small family farms to wealthy and corporate farming operations, and at the environmental im This was a really, really interesting book I picked it up, without knowing much about it, because I kne...

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