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The Resource Contested waters : an environmental history of the Colorado River, April R. Summitt

Contested waters : an environmental history of the Colorado River, April R. Summitt

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Contested waters : an environmental history of the Colorado River
Title
Contested waters
Title remainder
an environmental history of the Colorado River
Statement of responsibility
April R. Summitt
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"To fully understand this river and its past, one must examine many separate pieces of history scattered throughout two nationsseven states within the United States and two within Mexicoand sort through a large amount of scientific data. One needs to be part hydrologist, geologist, economist, sociologist, anthropologist, and historian to fully understand the entire story. Despite this river's narrow size and meager flow, its tale is very large indeed."<br /><br />-From the conclusion<br /> <br />The Colorado River is a vital resource to urban and agricultural communities across the Southwest, providing water to 30 million people. Contested Waters tells the river's story-a story of conquest, control, division, and depletion.<br /> <br />Beginning in prehistory and continuing into the present day, Contested Waters focuses on three important and often overlooked aspects of the river's use: the role of western water law in its over-allocation, the complexity of power relationships surrounding the river, and the concept of sustainable use and how it has been either ignored or applied in recent times. It is organized in two parts, the first addresses the chronological history of the river and long-term issues, while the second examines in more detail four specific topics: metropolitan perceptions, American Indian water rights, US-Mexico relations over the river, and water marketing issues. Creating a complete picture of the evolution of this crucial yet over-utilized resource, this comprehensive summary will fascinate anyone interested in the Colorado River or the environmental history of the Southwest
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Summitt, April R
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
  • Colorado River Valley (Colo.-Mexico)
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
  • Water-supply
  • Water rights
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Ecology
  • Water rights
  • Water-supply
  • North America
  • North America
Label
Contested waters : an environmental history of the Colorado River, April R. Summitt
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
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ocn834144283
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1 online resource
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781607322115
Lccn
2012048830
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt47hxx9
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)834144283
Label
Contested waters : an environmental history of the Colorado River, April R. Summitt
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn834144283
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781607322115
Lccn
2012048830
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt47hxx9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)834144283

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