The Great Thirst

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  • Paperback
  • 822 pages
  • The Great Thirst
  • Norris Hundley Jr.
  • English
  • 12 March 2018
  • 0520224566

About the Author: Norris Hundley Jr.

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The Great Thirst The story of the great thirst is brought up to date in this revised edition of Norris Hundley s outstanding history, with additional photographs and incisive descriptions of the major water policy issues facing California now accelerating urbanization of farmland and open spaces, persisting despoliation of water supplies, and demands for equity in water allocation for an exploding population People the world over confront these problems, and Hundley examines them with clarity and eloquence in the unruly laboratory of California.The obsession with water has shaped California to a remarkable extent, literally as well as politically and culturally Hundley tells how aboriginal Americans and then early Spanish and Mexican immigrants contrived to use and share the available water and how American settlers, arriving in ever increasing numbers after the Gold Rush, transformed California into the home of the nation s preeminent water seekers The desire to use, profit from, manipulate, and control water drives the people and events in this fascinating narrative until, by the end of the twentieth century, a large, colorful cast of characters and communities has wheeled and dealed, built, diverted, and connived its way to an entirely different statewide waterscape. Download The Great Thirst – hillviewbedandbreakfast.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “The Great Thirst

  1. Michael says:

    The Great Thirst is as long and detailed as the subject matter it tackles, a complete history of Californians and water The revised edition came out in 2001 and addresses the recent developments in the Bay Delta program formally know as CALFED and important water policy changes at Mono Lake and in the Owens Valley The book consists of 8 chapters covering the early, pre European settlement, the role water development played in the growth of Los Angeles and San Francisco, the development of la The Great Thirst is as long and detailed as the subject matter it tackles, a complete history of Californians and water The revised edition came out in 2001 and addresses the recent developments in the Bay Delta program formally know as CALFED and important water policy changes at Mono Lake and in the Owens Valley The book consists of 8 chapters covering the early, pre European settlement, the role water development played in the gro...

  2. lawrence says:

    The classic book to read to understand water use in California The author provides an interesting and well researched view of the water practices of the various people who have lived in the state over the past several hundred yea...

  3. Camille says:

    This is by far the best and most comprehensive book detailing California water history Coming in at over 700 pages, Hundley begins with water systems and management for indigenous California communities, then the Californios, the territorial state, and finally, contemporary California Like many western states, California s water resources and water management systems are notoriously complex often layering confusing and counterintuitive values around water propertization with a fragmented, mult This is by far the best and most comprehensive book detailing California water history Coming in at over 700 pages, Hundley begins with water systems and management for indigenous California communities, then the Californios, the territorial state, and finally, contemporary California Like many western states, California s water resources and water management systems are notoriously complex often layering confusing and counterintuitive values around water propertization with a fragmented, multilayered, an...

  4. Eric Zandona says:

    The Great Thirst is a comprehensive history of California and its need for water Hundley proves the adage that to understand the present one must know the past While daunting in its size this is an important read for any Californian thinking about how to balance the needs of...

  5. Iniville says:

    Reads like a mystery novel even when you already know what happened A must read for anyone who lives in California.