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Rivers of Empire

Water, Aridity, and the Growth of the American West

by Donald Worster

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages416
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7387181M
ISBN 100195078063
ISBN 109780195078060


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Rivers of Empire book Worster believes that to understand the history of the Western United States, you need to look at the history of bringing water to arid lands/5.

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