Cadillac Desert

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In his landmark book, Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth.

He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the competition to transform the by: In Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth.

He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the US Army Corps of Engineers, in the competition to transform the West/5().

In Cadillac Desert Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecologic and economic disaster/5.

In his landmark book, Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth.

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He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in the competition to transform the /5(47).

Originally published inCadillac Desert: The American West and Its Cadillac Desert book Water by Marc Reisner illustrates how precarious the American West’s water supply is. This reality was something few people, including Westerners, realized at the time.

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Marc Reisner Introduction. ''Cadillac Desert is timely and of national importance. Hurry up and read this book.'' --Washington Post ''A revealing, absorbing, often amusing, and alarming report.'' --New York Times Book Review ''Masterful Among the most influential environmental books published by an American since Silent Spring.'' --San Francisco Examiner/5().

Cadillac Desert CHAPTER 1: A Country of Alussion History of the settlement of California is described in this chapter. The author mentions Meriwether Lewis and William Clark as historical figures and their travels to the frontier. Cadillac Desert: The American West and It's Disappearing Water.

Author: Marc Reisner Published: Overall Summary: This book documents Cadillac Desert book land development and water policy of western states in the United States. It discusses the increasing water issues the western U.S is having and how the desire to settle and develop the land has.

In his landmark book, Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth. He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers, in the competition to transform the West. His Cadillac Desert was a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee. He died in /5(18). The CADILLAC DESERT series' fourth and final episode, Last Oasis, offers an eye-opening report on the ways in which water use -- and misuse -- are affecting the daily lives of millions of people in India, China, Mexico, South America, the Mideast, and here at home in Colorado and California.

The broadcast explores how, in the face of rising water needs, advances in water conservation may be humanity's. CADILLAC DESERT recounts this dramatic saga. The early settlers have been lured by free land. Nevertheless there was not adequate water to take care of them, they often drifted on. Like many classics, Cadillac Desert is by no means perfect.

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The book is long-winded (the paperback edition is pages long) and occasionally scampers down less. The first three episodes are based on Marc Reisner's book, Cadillac Desert (), that delves into the history of water use and misuse in the American West. who wrote the book Cadillac Desert.

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Marc Reisner's non-fiction book Cadillac Desert was a landmark in the history of environmental writing, tracing current issues in water conservation in the western deserts to their origins in the. Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner Book Resume: "The definitive work on the West's water crisis." --Newsweek The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water.

It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecological. by Jay Lund Inwhen Mark Reisner published his book Cadillac Desert, I had just begun professing on water management. The book went “viral,” before the word viral had its present-day internet-intoxicated meaning.

The book offered a compelling revisionist history and understanding of water development in the American West, based on economic self-interest, ideology. It’s unlikely that most taxpayers will read ''Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water,'' but they should. It's a revealing, absorbing, often amusing and alarming report on where billions of their dollars have gone - and where a lot more are going.

InCadillac Desert was placed sixty-first on the Modern Library list of the most notable nonfiction English books of the twentieth century. Reisner' s book has inspired an entire generation of historians and historically aware environmental activists.

This section contains words (approx. Cadillac Desert Book Summary: "The definitive work on the West's water crisis." --Newsweek The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecological and economic disaster.

In his landmark book, Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city’s growth. He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers, in the competition to transform the West. "Cadillac Desert" is one of those books that causes a person to seriously question "the system" (no matter your ideological affiliation).

The book exposes the blantant contradictions and hypocrisy that have permeated the history of the West (which history is the history of water and it being reigned in).Cited by:   Cadillac Desert is also a history of our contemporary agricultural vast majority of our fresh fruit and vegetables are grown in California, in land that was and is still desert.

The soil and climate are ideal for cultivation – with one small problem: no water. In his landmark book, Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth.

"The definitive work on the West's water crisis." --NewsweekThe story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecological and economic disaster.

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New York Penguin Books. pages, $ Environmentalist and author Marc Reisner's book Cadillac Desert, originally published in spurred nationwide awareness of water conservation issues.