1st Edition

America's Fight Over Water
The Environmental and Political Effects of Large-Scale Water Systems

ISBN 9780415645805
Published September 10, 2012 by Routledge
288 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations

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Book 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.

Table of 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.

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