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

River notes : a natural and human history of the Colorado, Wade Davis, (electronic resource)

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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
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
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • River engineering
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
Label
River notes : a natural and human history of the Colorado, Wade Davis, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""In 1922, having completed work on the first ""; ""A single fact of geography defines the American West.""; ""In the early morning light the landing at Lees Ferry""; ""In 1539, two years before Hernando Cortes""; ""The Zuni first saw the world""; ""The reservoir behind Glen Canyon Dam""; ""Photographs of Powell taken in his prime""; ""Earth, we now know, was born of stardust""; ""As the early morning light fell upon the river""; ""In a remarkable and unexpected way""; ""At mile twelve the canyon is already five hundred feet""
  • ""With Shanaâ€?s help I try to make sense of the river.""""Six days into the trip, we made camp""; ""Many of the sites on the river remained to be seen""; ""The fate of the Colorado and the Grand Canyon""; ""The Grand Canyon viewed from space""; ""When I last saw Shana""; ""My last image of the Grand Canyon""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Further Reading""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn812918346
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (162 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610912068
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)812918346
Label
River notes : a natural and human history of the Colorado, Wade Davis, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""In 1922, having completed work on the first ""; ""A single fact of geography defines the American West.""; ""In the early morning light the landing at Lees Ferry""; ""In 1539, two years before Hernando Cortes""; ""The Zuni first saw the world""; ""The reservoir behind Glen Canyon Dam""; ""Photographs of Powell taken in his prime""; ""Earth, we now know, was born of stardust""; ""As the early morning light fell upon the river""; ""In a remarkable and unexpected way""; ""At mile twelve the canyon is already five hundred feet""
  • ""With Shanaâ€?s help I try to make sense of the river.""""Six days into the trip, we made camp""; ""Many of the sites on the river remained to be seen""; ""The fate of the Colorado and the Grand Canyon""; ""The Grand Canyon viewed from space""; ""When I last saw Shana""; ""My last image of the Grand Canyon""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Further Reading""; ""Index""
Control code
ocn812918346
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (162 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610912068
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)812918346

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