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Border oasis : water and the political ecology of the Colorado River Delta, 1940-1975
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Éditeur The University of Arizona Press
Année 2015
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Border oasis : water and the political ecology of the Colorado River Delta, 1940-1975
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Description
1 vol. (XXX-208 pages) : illustrations, cartes ; 23 cm
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Notes
Bibliogr. p. [183]-202. Index
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333.910 097913
Contenu
Introduction : An International Wedding ; The Twentieth-Century Ghost of William Walker ; "Our 'Good Neighbors'" ; Saline Solutions ; Water and the Landscapes of Power in the Mexicali Valley ; Salt of the River, Salt of the Earth ; "The Politics of Place" ; Epilogue : Beyond the Border Oasis ; Coda : The Contemporary Delta
Résumé
"Border Oasis tells how two very different nations developed the delta into an agricultural oasis at enormous environmental cost. Focusing on the years 1940 to 1975 - including the disastrous salinity crisis of the 1960s and 1970s - it combines Mexican, Native American, and U.S. perspectives to demonstrate that the political and diplomatic influences on the delta played as much a part in the region's transformation as did irrigation. Ward reveals how mistrust among political and economic participants has been fueled by conflict between national and local officials on both sides of the border, by Mexican nationalism, and by a mutual recognition that water is the critical ingredient for regional economic development."--University of Arizona Press website
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0-8165-3205-2
978-0-8165-3205-6
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