9780520268029-0520268024-Dead Pool: Lake Powell, Global Warming, and the Future of Water in the West

Dead Pool: Lake Powell, Global Warming, and the Future of Water in the West

ISBN-13: 9780520268029
ISBN-10: 0520268024
Edition: First
Author: Powell, James Lawrence
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780520268029
ISBN-10: 0520268024
Edition: First
Author: Powell, James Lawrence
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 304 pages

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Acknowledged authors Powell, James Lawrence wrote Dead Pool: Lake Powell, Global Warming, and the Future of Water in the West comprising 304 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0520268024 and 9780520268029. Since then Dead Pool: Lake Powell, Global Warming, and the Future of Water in the West textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Where will the water come from to sustain the great desert cities of Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Phoenix? In a provocative exploration of the past, present, and future of water in the West, James Lawrence Powell begins at Lake Powell, the vast reservoir that has become an emblem of this story. At present, Lake Powell is less than half full. Bathtub rings ten stories tall encircle its blue water; boat ramps and marinas lie stranded and useless. To refill it would require surplus water―but there is no surplus: burgeoning populations and thirsty crops consume every drop of the Colorado River. Add to this picture the looming effects of global warming and drought, and the scenario becomes bleaker still. Dead Pool, featuring rarely seen historical photographs, explains why America built the dam that made Lake Powell and others like it and then allowed its citizens to become dependent on their benefits, which were always temporary. Writing for a wide audience, Powell shows us exactly why an urgent threat during the first half of the twenty-first century will come not from the rising of the seas but from the falling of the reservoirs.

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