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Irrigated Eden: The Making of an Agricultural Landscape in the American West

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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 agricultural order. The result was a new and richly textured landscape made of layer upon layer of technology and intractable natural forces — one that engineers and farmers did not control with the precision they had anticipated. Irrigated Eden vividly portrays how human actions inadvertently helped to create a strange and sometimes baffling ecology.

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This study of irrigation in southern Idaho's Snake River Valley describes a complex interplay of human and natural systems. At a great effort millions of acres were brought into cultivation, but the intended agricultural order was soon compromised by nature.

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ISBN:
9780295980133
Foreword:
Cronon, William
Author:
Cronon, William
Foreword by:
Cronon, William
Foreword:
Cronon, William
Author:
Cronon, William
Author:
Fiege, Mark
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Subject:
Real Estate
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Agriculture - Agronomy
Subject:
Water-supply
Subject:
Irrigation
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Environmental studies
Subject:
Western History
Subject:
Political science
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.26x6.12x.89 in. 1.20 lbs.

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