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The Resource Ogallala blue : water and life on the High Plains, William Ashworth

Ogallala blue : water and life on the High Plains, William Ashworth

Label
Ogallala blue : water and life on the High Plains
Title
Ogallala blue
Title remainder
water and life on the High Plains
Statement of responsibility
William Ashworth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this narrative, William Ashworth tells the history of the Ogallala, from its formation after the retreat of the glaciers to its uncertain future. The most dramatic part of that history deals with efforts to exploit the hidden waters, starting with the primitive wells of long-vanished tribes, through the invention of the center-pivot sprinkler, and on to ever more sophisticated extraction technologies. This is an account of people as well as water, with many vignettes of those living in the shadow of the Ogallala's decline."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ashworth, William
Dewey number
553.7/90978
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
S616.U6
LC item number
A78 2006
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
S616.U6
NAL item number
A78 2006
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irrigation water
  • Ogallala Aquifer
  • Irrigation
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural ecology
  • Agricultural ecology
  • Agriculture
  • Irrigation
  • Irrigation water
  • United States
  • United States
  • Agriculture
Label
Ogallala blue : water and life on the High Plains, William Ashworth
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip069/2006007090.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-309) 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
  • Pumping Kansas dry
  • 4.
  • Declining fortunes
  • 5.
  • A state of nature
  • 6.
  • Don't drink the water
  • 7.
  • Too important to stop
  • 8.
  • Prologue : the palisaded plain
  • Paper water
  • 9.
  • To determine their destiny
  • [pt]. 2.
  • The ghosts of ancient rivers
  • 10.
  • Peering at the edge
  • 11.
  • To dig a hole
  • 12.
  • [pt]. 1.
  • Holocene
  • 13.
  • "Wholly unfit for cultivation"
  • 14.
  • Finding the water
  • 15.
  • Circles on the plain
  • 16.
  • Apocalypse delayed
  • [pt]. 3.
  • The underground ocean
  • Minimum water
  • 17.
  • Adaptation
  • 18.
  • The opportunity to be efficient
  • 19.
  • Making every bit count
  • 20.
  • A tenuous balance
  • 21.
  • 1.
  • An elephant in a dark room
  • 22.
  • Roberts County rancher
  • 23.
  • Drowning Texas Tech
  • 24.
  • The long farewell
  • Epilogue : The buffalo spring
  • The phantom reservoir
  • 2.
  • The flattest land
  • 3.
Control code
ocm64624841
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 330 pages
Isbn
9780393058420
Lccn
2006007090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o64624841
  • (OCoLC)64624841
Label
Ogallala blue : water and life on the High Plains, William Ashworth
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip069/2006007090.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-309) 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
  • Pumping Kansas dry
  • 4.
  • Declining fortunes
  • 5.
  • A state of nature
  • 6.
  • Don't drink the water
  • 7.
  • Too important to stop
  • 8.
  • Prologue : the palisaded plain
  • Paper water
  • 9.
  • To determine their destiny
  • [pt]. 2.
  • The ghosts of ancient rivers
  • 10.
  • Peering at the edge
  • 11.
  • To dig a hole
  • 12.
  • [pt]. 1.
  • Holocene
  • 13.
  • "Wholly unfit for cultivation"
  • 14.
  • Finding the water
  • 15.
  • Circles on the plain
  • 16.
  • Apocalypse delayed
  • [pt]. 3.
  • The underground ocean
  • Minimum water
  • 17.
  • Adaptation
  • 18.
  • The opportunity to be efficient
  • 19.
  • Making every bit count
  • 20.
  • A tenuous balance
  • 21.
  • 1.
  • An elephant in a dark room
  • 22.
  • Roberts County rancher
  • 23.
  • Drowning Texas Tech
  • 24.
  • The long farewell
  • Epilogue : The buffalo spring
  • The phantom reservoir
  • 2.
  • The flattest land
  • 3.
Control code
ocm64624841
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 330 pages
Isbn
9780393058420
Lccn
2006007090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o64624841
  • (OCoLC)64624841

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