Ditch in Time The City, the West and Water

ISBN-10: 1555913660

ISBN-13: 9781555913663

Edition: 2012

Authors: Patricia Nelson Limerick, Jason Hanson

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The history of water development . . . offers a particularly fine post for observing the astonishing and implausible workings of historical change and, in response, for cultivating an appropriate level of humility and modesty in our anticipations of our own unknowable future.Tracing the origins and growth of the Denver Water Department, this study of water and its unique role and history in the West, as well as in the nation, raises questions about the complex relationship among cities, suburbs, and rural areas, allowing us to consider this precious resource and its past, present, and future with both optimism and realism.Patricia Nelson Limerickis the faculty director and board chair of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado, where she is also a professor of history and environmental studies. She currently serves as the vice president for the teaching division of the American Historical Association. Her most widely read book,The Legacy of Conquest, is in its twenty-fifth year of publication.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
Publication date: 7/24/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Patricia Nelson Limerick is professor of history at the University of Colorado.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Engineered Eden
Go Take It from the Mountain
Water Development: "The Plot Thickens"
Dealing in Diversions
A Horrifying Jigsaw Puzzle: The Uncertain Course of the Rivers of Empire
No Country for Old Habits: Foothills, Two Forks, and the Revision of the Future
Chipping Away at Tradition: The Riddle of Change and Continuity at Denver Water
Conclusion Turning Hindsight into Foresight: Denver Water as a Parable
Afterword: Two Decades at a Western Water Utility: Some Reflections, Observations, and Occasional Insights by Chips Barry
Notes
Further Readings
Index
About the Author
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