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DAM NATION: HOW WATER SHAPED THE WEST AND WILL DETERMINE ITS FUTURE
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DAM NATION: HOW WATER SHAPED THE WEST AND WILL DETERMINE ITS FUTURE

Author: Stephen Grace
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), May 2013
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 0-7627-8762-7

Synopsis
Looks first to the past, to the stories of the California gold rush & the earliest attempts by men to shape the landscape & tame it; takes us to the ?Great American Desert? & the settlement of the west under the theory that "rain follows the plow;" & then takes on the ongoing legal & moral battles in the West. Map; 6x9 inches, 360 pgs.

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In the scramble to claim water rights in the West during the fevered days of early emigration and expansion, running out of water was rarely a concern, and the dam building fever that transformed the West in the 19th and 20th centuries created a map of the region that may be unsustainable. Throughout the arid American West, metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Denver need water. These cities are growing, but water supplies are dwindling. Scientists agree that the West is heating up and drying out, leading to future water shortages that will pose a challenge to existing laws.

Author Stephen Grace, is a novelist, a storyteller, and the author of several non-fiction books on Colorado. He weaves the facts into a compelling narrative that informs, entertains, and tells an important story.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stephen Grace's
employment has ranged from deckhand on Mississippi riverboats to neuropsychological research assistant to whitewater rafting guide. For the past several years he has worked as a travel industry professional designing and leading trips on five continents. A resident of Colorado, he spends his free time exploring its mountains and rivers.


 
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