“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.
Table of Contents
Introduction: A Semidesert with a Desert Heart Chapter One: A Country of Illusion Chapter Two: The Red Queen Chapter Three: First Causes Chapter Four: An American Nile (I) Chapter Five: The Go-Go Years Chapter Six: Rivals in Crime Chapter Seven: Dominy Chapter Eight: An American Nile (II) Chapter Nine: The Peanut Farmer and the Pork Barrel Chapter Ten: Chinatown Chapter Eleven: Those Who Refuse to Learn… Chapter Twelve: Things Fall Apart Epilogue: A Civilization, If You Can Keep It Afterword to the Revised Edition Acknowledgments Notes and Bibliography Index