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The Resource Irrigated Eden : the making of an agricultural landscape in the American West, Mark Fiege ; foreword by William Cronon

Irrigated Eden : the making of an agricultural landscape in the American West, Mark Fiege ; foreword by William Cronon

Label
Irrigated Eden : the making of an agricultural landscape in the American West
Title
Irrigated Eden
Title remainder
the making of an agricultural landscape in the American West
Statement of responsibility
Mark Fiege ; foreword by William Cronon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Irrigation came to the arid West in a wave of optimism about the power of water to make the desert bloom. Mark Flege's study of irrigation in southern Idaho's Snake River valley describes a complex interplay of human and natural systems. Using vast quantities of labor, irrigators built dams, excavated canals, laid out farms, and brought millions of acres into cultivation. But at each step, nature rebounded and compromised their intended agricultural order. The result was a new and richly textured landscape made of layer upon layer of technology and intractable natural forces - one that engineers and farmers did not control with the precision they had anticipated." "Irrigated Eden is an unusual and absorbing work, important to anyone interested in western U.S. history, environmental history, or the human-nature relationship."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fiege, Mark
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Weyerhaeuser environmental books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irrigation farming
  • Irrigation farming
  • Irrigation
  • Irrigation
  • Water-supply
  • Water-supply
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Irrigation
  • Irrigation farming
  • Water-supply
  • Idaho
  • United States
  • Irrigatie (waterhuishouding)
  • Landbouw
  • Landschappen
  • Bewässerungswirtschaft
  • Landschaftsentwicklung
  • Idaho
  • Snake River
  • Lantbruk
  • Bevattning
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Forestry
Label
Irrigated Eden : the making of an agricultural landscape in the American West, Mark Fiege ; foreword by William Cronon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-305) 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
  • From field to market: agricultural production in the irrigated landcape
  • Industrial Eden: myth, metaphor, and the irrigated landscape
  • Conclusion:
  • World in the making
  • Notes
  • Selected bibliography
  • Index
  • Foreword by William Cronon
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Discovering the irrigated landscape
  • Genesis: water, earth, and irrigation systems
  • Habitat: the irrigated landscape and its biota
  • Dividing water: conflist, cooperation, and allocation on the upper Snake River
  • Labor and landscape: Irrigated agriculture and work
Control code
ocn698590896
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 323 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295989747
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct49gk
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)698590896
Label
Irrigated Eden : the making of an agricultural landscape in the American West, Mark Fiege ; foreword by William Cronon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-305) 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
  • From field to market: agricultural production in the irrigated landcape
  • Industrial Eden: myth, metaphor, and the irrigated landscape
  • Conclusion:
  • World in the making
  • Notes
  • Selected bibliography
  • Index
  • Foreword by William Cronon
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Discovering the irrigated landscape
  • Genesis: water, earth, and irrigation systems
  • Habitat: the irrigated landscape and its biota
  • Dividing water: conflist, cooperation, and allocation on the upper Snake River
  • Labor and landscape: Irrigated agriculture and work
Control code
ocn698590896
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 323 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295989747
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct49gk
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)698590896

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