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America's Fight Over Water

The Environmental and Political Effects of Large-Scale Water Systems

By Kevin Wehr

Routledge – 2004 – 284 pages

Series: Studies in American Popular History and Culture

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Description

This book inquires into the relations between society and its natural environment by examining the historical discourse around several cases of state building in the American West: the construction of three high dams from 1928 to 1963.

Contents

Part One: Departures 1. Introduction 2. Political and Environmental Sociology: The Möbias Strip of Society and Nature 3. Water in the American West Part Two: Investigations 4. In the Beginning There was Boulder: A Natural Menace Becomes a Natural Resource 5. Grand Coulee: 'Mightiest Thing Ever Built by Man' 6. Glen Canyon: Last of the High Dams 7. Conclusion: Toward an Arrival. Maps. References.

Author Bio

Kevin Wehr is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the California State University, Sacramento.

Name: America's Fight Over Water: The Environmental and Political Effects of Large-Scale Water Systems (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Kevin Wehr. This book inquires into the relations between society and its natural environment by examining the historical discourse around several cases of state building in the American West: the construction of three high dams from 1928 to...
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