Donald Worster, who won the Bancroft Prize for his book Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s, is Hall . Worster traces three stages of the water West, each lasting roughly fifty years.
Donald Worster, who won the Bancroft Prize for his book Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s, is Hall Distinguished Professor of American History at the University of Kansas. He is also the author of The Ends of the Earth, Nature's Economy: A History of Ecological Ideas, and the forthcoming Under Western Skies: Nature and History in the American West. The first, incipience, from 1847 into the 1890s was characterized by individuals or small communities working with water in limited ways.
A thoughtful, sensible collection. If Americans read this book and take it seriously, our prospects for living wisely and responsibly in this region will instantly brighten. Worster reminds us that unlimited freedom and power are dangerous goals; both must be limited if the West's delicately balanced ecology is to endure. Donald Worster is the dean of American environmental historians and one of our leading interpreters of the American West. -Patricia Nelson Limerick, author of The Legacy of Conquest.
Donald Worster (born 1941) was the Hall Distinguished Professor of American History at the University of Kansas. He is one of the founders of, and leading figures in, the field of environmental history. In 2009, he was named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. After retirement from University of Kansas, he became Distinguished Foreign Expert and senior professor in the School of History of Renmin University of China.
A wonderful biography of a fascinating man, John Muir. The book is rather long (466 pages) but I personally appreciated all the details of Muir's life.
worster discusses the early uses of irrigated water in the american west . In his book Rivers of Empire, historian Donald Worster has transformed this mythic picture of the West.
worster discusses the early uses of irrigated water in the american west, from the hohokam through the spanish and up to the mormons. then he discusses the problems that emerged from private, small-scale agriculture attempting to grapple with the much larger problems of interbasin transfer, salinity, flood control, and storage. Few people identify the American West as having anything in common with these ancient civilizations.
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Donald Worster examines the development history of the American West, identifying .
Donald Worster examines the development history of the American West, identifying the elite of technology and wealth who have controlled its most essential resource: water. It is of enormous help to those who campaign against giantism in water resource schemes in the developing world. Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers.
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