Introduction to Water in California

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University of California Press #ad - This thoroughly engaging, concise book tells the story of California's most precious resource, tracing the journey of water in the state from the atmosphere to the snowpack to our faucets and foods. Along the way, lakes, the environment, we learn much about California itself as the book describes its rivers, wetlands, and aqueducts and discusses the role of water in agriculture, dams, and politics.

Essential reading in a state facing the future with an overextended water supply, for all Californians, this fascinating book shows that, every drop counts. New to this updated edition: * additional maps, stormwater capture, and water supply from climate change * Updated information about the struggle for water management and potential solutions * New content about sustainable groundwater use and regulation, figures, desalination, water recycling, snowpack, and photos * Expanded coverage of potential impacts to precipitation, and current proposals for water storage and diversion *Additional table summarizing water sources for 360 California cities and towns University of California Press.

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Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition

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Penguin Books #ad - Army corps of engineers, in the competition to transform the West. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecological and economic disaster. History of the water wars in the western US. The definitive work on the West's water crisis.

Newsweekthe story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. Based on more than a decade of research, Cadillac Desert is a stunning expose and a dramatic, intriguing history of the creation of an Eden--an Eden that may only be a mirage. This edition includes a new postscript by lawrie mott, a former staff scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, that updates Western water issues over the last two decades, including the long-term impact of climate change and how the region can prepare for the future.

Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition #ad - . In his landmark book, lured by the promise of paradise,  Cadillac Desert,  Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth. He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.

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Water and the California Dream: Historic Choices for Shaping the Future

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Counterpoint #ad - The key has been redirecting water from the Eastern Sierra, the Colorado River, and Northern California rivers. Using first-person voices of Californians to reveal the resulting changes, Carle concludes that now is the time to stop drowning the California Dream. With extensive use of oral histories, contemporary newspaper articles and autobiographies, Carle provides a rich exploration of the historic changes in California, as imported water shaped patterns of growth and development.

In this thoroughly revised edition, Carle brings that history up to date, as water choices remain the primary tool for shaping California’s future. Whoever brings the water, ” wrote engineer William Mullholland, brings the people, whose leadership began the process of water irrigating unlimited growth.

Water and the California Dream: Historic Choices for Shaping the Future #ad - History of the water wars in the western US. In a land where climate change is exacerbating the challenges of a naturally dry region, Carle argues, the state’s damaged environment and reduced quality of life can be corrected, if Californians step out of the historic pattern and embrace limited water supplies as a fact of life.

. Land ownership patterns and real estate boosterism dramatically altered both urban and rural communities across the entire state. Imported water has transformed the Golden State’s environment and quality of life.

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The Great Thirst: Californians and Water-A History, Revised Edition

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University of California Press #ad - History of the water wars in the western US. The story of "the great thirst" is brought up to date in this revised edition of Norris Hundley's outstanding history, persisting despoliation of water supplies, with additional photographs and incisive descriptions of the major water-policy issues facing California now: accelerating urbanization of farmland and open spaces, 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. The desire to use, profit from, manipulate, by the end of the twentieth century, a large, and control water drives the people and events in this fascinating narrative until, built, diverted, colorful cast of characters and communities has wheeled and dealed, and connived its way to an entirely different statewide waterscape.

The Great Thirst: Californians and Water-A History, Revised Edition #ad - Used book in Good Condition. 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.

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The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California

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Knopf #ad - The greed isn't. Gary krist, it has wroughtmark arax is from a family of central valley farmers, the new york times Book ReviewA vivid, searching journey into California's capture of water and soil--the epic story of a people's defiance of nature and the wonders, and ruin, a writer with deep ties to the land who has watched the battles over water intensify even as California lurches from drought to flood and back again.

As arax makes plain in this important book, it's been the same story in California for almost two centuries now: When it comes to water, 'the resource is finite. Few other journalists could have written a book as personal and authoritative. Since the beginning, drilled ever-deeper wells and built higher dams, Californians have redirected rivers, pushing the water supply past its limit.

The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California #ad - The dreamt land weaves reportage, history and memoir to confront the "Golden State" myth in riveting fashion. In the end, his compassion for the land becomes an elegy to the dream that created California and now threatens to undo it. Used book in Good Condition. An exhaustive, deeply reported account.

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Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region California Natural History Guides

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University of California Press #ad - Doris sloan illuminates the colorful geologic mosaic that surrounds San Francisco Bay and lucidly explains the complex and fascinating processes that have forged it over millions of years. Superbly illustrated with 139 color photographs, and sonoma counties * gives clear, san mateo, marin, santa clara, contra Costa, 41 drawings, Solano, San Francisco, and 29 maps * Covers Alameda, Napa, nontechnical explanations of complex topics including plate tectonics and the Bay Area's fault systems * Suggests locales in parks and open space preserves to view Bay Area geology in action History of the water wars in the western US.

Used book in Good Condition. Diablo? why is red rock, red? why is loma prieta high? this book is for san Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors who want to explore the geologic world of this spectacular area, that small, knobby island in San Francisco Bay, to learn about its shapes, colors, and rocky foundations.

Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region California Natural History Guides #ad - . Why does a bit of ocean floor lie on top of Mt. She provides background information on the processes, and rocks that are the key to understanding the Bay Area landscape and geologic history, time frame, then turns to distinct regions of the Bay Area and to San Francisco Bay itself. In a lively and engaging style, Sloan describes forces such as the movement of tectonic plates, the waves on the coast, erosion, and human activity.

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Water Politics: Governing Our Most Precious Resource

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Polity #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Its ten chapters explore the processes that determine how this unique resource captures our attention, and the purposes that direct decisions over its cost, use, the sources of power that determine how we allocate, and protect it, availability, and access. In this comprehensive and accessible text, David Feldman introduces readers to the key issues, debates, and challenges in water politics today.

In reality, water conflicts rarely result in violence and more often lead to collaborative governance, however, however precarious. Drawing on contemporary water controversies from every continent – from Flint, and Beijing –the book argues that cooperation and more equitable water management are imperative if the global community is to adequately address water challenges and their associated risks, Michigan to Mumbai, Sao Paulo, particularly in the developing world.

Water Politics: Governing Our Most Precious Resource #ad - As the world faces another water crisis, it is easy to understand why this precious and highly-disputed resource could determine the fate of entire nations. History of the water wars in the western US. Wiley academic. While alternatives for enhancing water supply, and conservation abound, including waste-water re-use, desalination, without inclusive means of addressing citizens' concerns, their adoption faces severe hurdles that can impede cooperation and generate additional conflicts.

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Sustainable Water: Challenges and Solutions from California

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University of California Press #ad - Andrew,  peter gleick,  juliet christian-smith,  celeste cantú,  Julian Fulton,  Howard Foster,  Caitlin Dyckman,  Matthew Deitch,  Carolina Balazs,  Brian E. Water scarcity, urban population growth, and deteriorating infrastructure are impacting water security around the globe. Used book in Good Condition.

Written by leading policy makers, lawyers, and planners, engineers, ecologists, hydrologists, economists, Sustainable Water reaches across disciplines to address problems and solutions for the sustainable use of water in urban areas. Gray,  ellen hanak,  matthew heberger,  maurice Hall,  Sasha Harris-Lovett,  Michael Hanemann,  G.

Mathias kondolf,  robert wilkinson,  cleo woelfle-erskine,  isha ray,  david sedlak,  daniel Wendell,  Jay Lund,  Fraser Shilling,  Damian Park,  John Radke,  Kristen Podolak,  Sarah Yarnell History of the water wars in the western US. The solutions and ideas put forward in this book integrate water management strategies to increase resilience in a changing world.

Sustainable Water: Challenges and Solutions from California #ad - Contributors: John T. Struggling with the most significant drought in its recorded history, California faces all of these challenges to secure reliable water supplies for the future. The unfolding story of california water includes warnings and solutions for any region seeking to manage water among the pressures of a dynamic society and environment.

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The State of Water: Understanding California's Most Precious Resource

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Heyday #ad - Wiley academic. Obi kaufmann, author of the best-selling California Field Atlas, turns his artful yet analytical attention to the Golden State's single most complex and controversial resource: water. Used book in Good Condition. Offering nine perspectives to illustrate the most pressing challenges facing California's water infrastructure, municipalities, Kaufmann reveals pragmatic yet inspiring solutions to how water in the West can continue to support agriculture, from dams to species revitalization, and the environment.

. University of California Press. Yet this built world depends upon the biosphere, and in The State of Water Kaufmann argues that environmental conservation and restoration efforts are necessary not only for ethical reasons but also as a matter of human survival. History of the water wars in the western US.

The State of Water: Understanding California's Most Precious Resource #ad - In this new book, full-color maps unravel the braided knot of California's water infrastructure and ecosystems, exposing a history of unlimited growth in spite of finite natural resources—a history that has led to its current precarious circumstances. Interspersed throughout with trail paintings of animals that might yet survive under a caring and careful water ethic, Kaufmann shows how California can usher in a new era of responsible water conservation, and—perhaps most importantly—how we may do so together.

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Technical Communication

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Bedford/St. Martin's #ad - Get a jump on writing in a professional setting as Technical Communication delivers clear, practical advice and real-world examples to ease you through the transition of college writing to workplace writing. Used book in Good Condition. University of California Press. Wiley academic. History of the water wars in the western US.

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Quality & Performance Excellence

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South-Western College Pub #ad - Delivering cutting-edge coverage that includes the latest thinking and practices from the field, QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE, 6e presents the basic principles and tools associated with quality and performance excellence using relevant, real-world illustrations and examples. It also illustrates the relationship between basic principles and the popular theories and models studied in management courses.

Quality & Performance Excellence #ad - . Used book in Good Condition. The text thoroughly illustrates how these basic principles and methods have been put into effect in a variety of organizations. Wiley academic. History of the water wars in the western US. Excellent case studies focus on large and small companies in manufacturing and service industries in North and South America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

University of California Press.

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