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Contested Waters: An Environmental History of the Colorado River

April R. Summitt
Format
Book
Published
Boulder : University Press of Colorado, [2013]
Language
English
ISBN
9781607322016 (cloth : alk. paper), 1607322013 (cloth : alk. paper), 9781607322115 (ebook), 1607322110 (ebook)
Contents
  • Part 1. A river through time
  • Conquering the wild Colorado : the river before 1945
  • Farming the desert : agricultural water demands
  • Saving the river : the environmental movement
  • Sharing the shortage : a river in control
  • Part 2. Currents of today
  • The metropolis and the desert : growing cities in the west
  • Owning the river : Indian water rights and settlements
  • Crossing the border : US-Mexico relations and the river
  • The water market : banking and selling the Colorado River
  • Conclusion.
Description
xvi, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Technical Details
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