A Ditch in Time: The City, the West and Water by Patricia Nelson Limerick

By Patricia Nelson Limerick

The heritage of water improvement . . . bargains a very nice put up for watching the awesome and incredible workings of old swap and, in reaction, for cultivating a suitable point of humility and modesty in our anticipations of our personal unknowable future.

Tracing the origins and development of the Denver Water division, this examine of water and its precise function and background within the West, in addition to within the state, increases questions on the complicated courting between towns, suburbs, and rural parts, permitting us to think about this valuable source and its earlier, current, and destiny with either optimism and realism.

Patricia Nelson Limerick is the college director and board chair of the guts of the yank West on the collage of Colorado, the place she is additionally a professor of background and environmental reviews. She at present serves because the vp for the instructing department of the yankee ancient organization. Her most generally learn publication, The Legacy of Conquest, is in its twenty-fifth 12 months of publication.

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