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Mythical River: Chasing the Mirage of New Water in the American Southwest

Melissa L. Sevigny
Format
Book
Published
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2016]
Language
English
ISBN
9781609383930, 1609383931, 9781609383947
Summary
"As population growth and climate upheaval strain the Southwest's water resources, Mythical River uncovers the folly of modern water policies and illuminates a way forward: recognizing the rights of ecosystems"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Prologue: The Good-Luck River
  • River notes: Buenaventura, 1804
  • A river's heartbeat
  • The river I drink
  • River notes: Buenaventura, 1825
  • The company we keep
  • The thirsty tree
  • River notes: Buenaventura, 1826
  • Fossil creek
  • Shallow roots
  • River notes: Buenaventura, 1841
  • Who owns the clouds?
  • The water nobody wanted
  • River notes: Buenaventura, 1843-44
  • The ghost dam
  • An accidental beauty
  • River notes: Buenaventura, 1845
  • The rights of rivers
  • Epilogue: Split Mountain Canyon.
Description
xx, 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-264) and index.
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