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America's Fight Over Water

The Environmental and Political Effects of Large-Scale Water Systems

By Kevin Wehr

© 2005 – Routledge

288 pages | 28 B/W Illus.

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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.

About the Author

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

About the Series

Studies in American Popular History and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography