Book Reviews of Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water

Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water
Cadillac Desert The American West and Its Disappearing Water
Author: Marc Reisner
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ISBN-13: 9780140178241
ISBN-10: 0140178244
Publication Date: 6/1993
Pages: 582
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4.1 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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"Among the most influentail environmental books published by an American since Silent Spring"
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Wow, this book has it all. Intrigue, adventure, and tragedy, along with a clear setting for understanding the fundamental environmental issues facing this country in the coming decades. Reisner is a terrific author, with quick gripping writing that is easy to read and hard to put down.
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Anyone west of the Kansas/ Missouri border drawing a line up to the Dakota and south from this point is living on Borrowed time in over irrigated land.The groundwater in these areas is gone and the soil is becoming more saline and bit by bit unusable. I spent the first third of my life to the left of the 100th Meridian.There is plenty of water there. I have spent 2/3 of my life west of the 100th meridan.I came to the same conclusion long ago that there is too many people and not enough water as the author did. Only he was ahead of me.He wrote this book in 1980. I have said that no one should be allowed to move west and even if someone dies forget taking their place. I have spent most of my time living in California and utah and believe me both are running out of water.All Americans need to read this book.