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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. 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."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
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Summitt, April R
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F788
LC item number
.S89 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
  • Colorado River Valley (Colo.-Mexico)
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
  • Water-supply
  • Water rights
  • Ecology
  • Water rights
  • Water-supply
  • North America
  • North America
Label
Contested waters : an environmental history of the Colorado River, April R. Summitt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Sharing the shortage : a river in control
  • Part 2.
  • Currents of today
  • 5. The
  • metropolis and the desert : growing cities in the West
  • 6.
  • Owning the river : Indian water rights and settlements
  • 7.
  • Crossing the border : US-Mexico relations and the river
  • Part 1. A
  • 8. The
  • water market : banking and selling the Colorado River
  • Conclusion
  • river through time
  • 1.
  • Conquering the wild Colorado : the river before 1945
  • 2.
  • Farming the desert : agricultural water demands
  • 3.
  • Saving the river : the environmental movement
Control code
793224814
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 286 pages
Isbn
9781607322115
Lccn
2012048830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022264036
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)793224814
Label
Contested waters : an environmental history of the Colorado River, April R. Summitt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Sharing the shortage : a river in control
  • Part 2.
  • Currents of today
  • 5. The
  • metropolis and the desert : growing cities in the West
  • 6.
  • Owning the river : Indian water rights and settlements
  • 7.
  • Crossing the border : US-Mexico relations and the river
  • Part 1. A
  • 8. The
  • water market : banking and selling the Colorado River
  • Conclusion
  • river through time
  • 1.
  • Conquering the wild Colorado : the river before 1945
  • 2.
  • Farming the desert : agricultural water demands
  • 3.
  • Saving the river : the environmental movement
Control code
793224814
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 286 pages
Isbn
9781607322115
Lccn
2012048830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022264036
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)793224814

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