Cadillac desert

the American West and its disappearing water

582 pages

English language

Published Nov. 8, 1986 by Viking.

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"Beautifully written and meticulously researched."—St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This updated study of the economics, politics, and ecology of water covers more than a century of public and private desert reclamation in the American West.

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