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The Resource A thirsty land : the making of an American water crisis, Seamus McGraw

A thirsty land : the making of an American water crisis, Seamus McGraw

Label
A thirsty land : the making of an American water crisis
Title
A thirsty land
Title remainder
the making of an American water crisis
Statement of responsibility
Seamus McGraw
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As a changing climate threatens the whole country with deeper droughts and more furious floods that put ever more people and property at risk, Texas has become a bellwether state for water debates. Will there be enough water for everyone? Is there the will to take the steps necessary to defend ourselves against the sea? Is it in the nature of Americans to adapt to nature in flux? The most comprehensive--and comprehensible--book on contemporary water issues, A Thirsty Land delves deep into the challenges faced not just by Texas but by the nation as a whole, as we struggle to find a way to balance the changing forces of nature with our own ever-expanding needs. Part history, part science, part adventure story, and part travelogue, this book puts a human face on the struggle to master that most precious and capricious of resources, water. Seamus McGraw goes to the taproots, talking to farmers, ranchers, businesspeople, and citizen activists, as well as to politicians and government employees. Their stories provide chilling evidence that Texas--and indeed the nation--is not ready for the next devastating drought, the next catastrophic flood. Ultimately, however, A Thirsty Land delivers hope. This deep dive into one of the most vexing challenges facing Texas and the nation offers glimpses of the way forward in the untapped opportunities that water also presents." -- Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
TxU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGraw, Seamus
Dewey number
333.91009764
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1694.T4
LC item number
M34 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Peter T. Flawn series in natural resources
Series volume
number nine
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water resources development
  • Water resources development
  • Water resources development
  • Water-supply
  • Water-supply
  • Water-supply
Label
A thirsty land : the making of an American water crisis, Seamus McGraw
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Pipe dreams, the 1968 state water plan -- When mine is yours and yours is ours -- "That's the kind of thinking that will get your land took from you" -- The last straw -- Rice in the desert -- What makes the dollar flip -- Dow by law -- An oak with its roots in the river, redux -- Old men shouting at the clouds -- A tale of two colonias -- Up against the wall -- Finding a solution, come hell or no water -- Must be something in the water -- Hanged in a fortnight -- Epilogue
Control code
on1007035972
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781477310311
Lccn
2018002642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781477310311
  • (OCoLC)1007035972
Label
A thirsty land : the making of an American water crisis, Seamus McGraw
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Pipe dreams, the 1968 state water plan -- When mine is yours and yours is ours -- "That's the kind of thinking that will get your land took from you" -- The last straw -- Rice in the desert -- What makes the dollar flip -- Dow by law -- An oak with its roots in the river, redux -- Old men shouting at the clouds -- A tale of two colonias -- Up against the wall -- Finding a solution, come hell or no water -- Must be something in the water -- Hanged in a fortnight -- Epilogue
Control code
on1007035972
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781477310311
Lccn
2018002642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781477310311
  • (OCoLC)1007035972

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