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Irrigated Eden

The Making of an Agricultural Landscape in the American West

Irrigated Eden( )
Author: Fiege, Mark
Foreword by: Cronon, William
Series title:Weyerhaeuser Environmental Bks.
ISBN:978-0-295-98974-7
Publication Date:Oct 2009
Publisher:University of Washington Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $25.00
Book Description:

Irrigation came to the arid West in a wave of optimism about the power of water to make the desert bloom. Mark Fiege�s fascinating and innovative study of irrigation in southern Idaho�s Snake River valley describes a complex interplay of human and natural systems. Using vast quantities of labor, irrigators built dams, excavated canals, laid out farms, and brought millions of acres into cultivation. But at each step, nature rebounded and compromised the intended...
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