Dead Pool: Lake Powell, Global Warming, and the Future of Water in the West
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Beschreibung""Dead Pool "is the best book I know about the current state of the Colorado River and the policy issues facing it."--Donald Worster, author of "Rivers of Empire "
""Dead Pool "offers a powerful epitaph to the era of big dams. Carefully researched and cogently argued, it shows how the self-serving promoters of the Colorado River's dams have consistently ignored natural limits imposed by water supply, silt, and salt, creating a long-term crisis that may make ghost towns out of many of the overpopulated cities of the American West."--Jacques Leslie, author of "Deep Water: The Epic Struggle Over Dams, Displaced People, and the Environment"
PortraitJames Lawrence Powell, Executive Director of the National Physical Science Consortium at the University of Southern California, is author of Grand Canyon: Solving Earth's Grandest Puzzle, among other books.
Pressestimmen"A historically important, well-timed, and memorable addition to the growing library of books about water and the West."--Wilson Quarterly "A solid primer on the history of use of Colorado River water and the science of climate change."--Science (Aaas) "A suspense thriller, a history ... and an informed warning... Deserves to be read now, before we make even more mistakes."--High Country News "A must read for Colorado River buffs, as well as anyone who wants a glimpse of what lies ahead for water."--Earth Magazine
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2009
Seitenanzahl: 283 Seiten