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The Resource Where the water goes : life and death along the Colorado River, David Owen

Where the water goes : life and death along the Colorado River, David Owen

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Where the water goes : life and death along the Colorado River
Title
Where the water goes
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life and death along the Colorado River
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David Owen
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Colorado River is a crucial resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States, and every gallon that flows down it is owned or claimed by someone. David Owen traces all that water from the Colorado's headwaters to its parched terminus, once a verdant wetland but now a million-acre desert. He takes readers on an adventure downriver, along a labyrinth of waterways, reservoirs, power plants, farms, fracking sites, ghost towns, and RV parks, to the spot near the U.S.-Mexico border where the river runs dry. Water problems in the western United States can seem tantalizingly easy to solve: just turn off the fountains at the Bellagio, stop selling hay to China, ban golf, cut down the almond trees, and kill all the lawyers. But a closer look reveals a vast man-made ecosystem that is far more complex and more interesting than the headlines let on. The story Owen tells in Where the Water Goes is crucial to our future: how a patchwork of engineering marvels, byzantine legal agreements, aging infrastructure, and neighborly cooperation enables life to flourish in the desert, and the disastrous consequences we face when any part of this tenuous system fails." --
Summary
The author of The Conundrum presents a revelatory account of where our water comes from and where it goes, examining the complicated human-made ecosystem of waterways, reservoirs, power plants, fracking sites and farms that contribute to shortage issues in the western United States
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10560015
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1955-
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Owen, David
Dewey number
917.91/304
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
  • Owen, David
  • Water-supply
  • Stream ecology
  • Owen, David
  • Ecology
  • Stream ecology
  • Travel
  • Water-supply
  • North America
  • United States, West
Target audience
adult
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life and death along the Colorado River
Label
Where the water goes : life and death along the Colorado River, David Owen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956479784
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781594633775
Lccn
2016039410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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map
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(OCoLC)956479784
Label
Where the water goes : life and death along the Colorado River, David Owen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
ocn956479784
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
274 pages
Isbn
9781594633775
Lccn
2016039410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)956479784

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