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The Resource River notes : a natural and human history of the Colorado, Wade Davis

River notes : a natural and human history of the Colorado, Wade Davis

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River notes : a natural and human history of the Colorado
Title
River notes
Title remainder
a natural and human history of the Colorado
Statement of responsibility
Wade Davis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Plugged by no fewer than twenty-five dams, the Colorado is the world's most regulated river, providing most of the water supply of Las Vegas, Tucson, and San Diego, and much of the power and water of Los Angeles and Phoenix, cities that are home to more than 25 million people. If it ceased flowing, the water held in its reservoirs might hold out for three to four years, but after that it would be necessary to abandon most of southern California and Arizona, and much of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. For the entire American Southwest the Colorado is indeed the river of life, which makes it all the more tragic and ironic that by the time it approaches its final destination, it has been reduced to a shadow upon the sand, its delta dry and deserted, its flow a toxic trickle seeping into the sea. In this remarkable blend of history, science, and personal observation, acclaimed author Wade Davis tells the story of America's Nile, how it once flowed freely and how human intervention has left it near exhaustion, altering the water temperature, volume, local species, and shoreline of the river Theodore Roosevelt once urged us to "leave it as it is." Yet despite a century of human interference, Davis writes, the splendor of the Colorado lives on in the river's remaining wild rapids, quiet pools, and sweeping canyons. The story of the Colorado River is the human quest for progress and its inevitable if unintended effects--and an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and foster the rebirth of America's most iconic waterway. A beautifully told story of historical adventure and natural beauty, River Notes is a fascinating journey down the river and through mankind's complicated and destructive relationship with one of its greatest natural resources"--
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Davis, Wade
Dewey number
557.91/3
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TC425.C6
LC item number
D35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
TC425.C6
NAL item number
D35 2013
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • River engineering
  • Colorado River Region (Colo.-Mexico)
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
  • NATURE
  • Ecology
  • River engineering
  • Travel
  • North America
  • North America
  • North America
Label
River notes : a natural and human history of the Colorado, Wade Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-154) 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
Control code
ocn795173902
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
162 pages
Isbn
9781610913614
Lccn
2012020613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021501227
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610913614
  • (OCoLC)795173902
Label
River notes : a natural and human history of the Colorado, Wade Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-154) 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
Control code
ocn795173902
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
162 pages
Isbn
9781610913614
Lccn
2012020613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021501227
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610913614
  • (OCoLC)795173902

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