By Patricia Nelson Limerick
The historical past of water improvement . . . deals a very high-quality put up for staring at the spectacular and incredible workings of historic switch and, in reaction, for cultivating a suitable point of humility and modesty in our anticipations of our personal unknowable future.
Tracing the origins and progress of the Denver Water division, this learn of water and its particular position and heritage within the West, in addition to within the country, increases questions about the complicated courting between towns, suburbs, and rural parts, permitting us to contemplate this useful source and its prior, current, and destiny with either optimism and realism.
Patricia Nelson Limerick is the school director and board chair of the guts of the yank West on the collage of Colorado, the place she is additionally a professor of historical past and environmental stories. She presently serves because the vp for the instructing department of the yank ancient organization. Her most generally learn publication, The Legacy of Conquest, is in its twenty-fifth yr of publication.
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A Ditch in Time: The City, the West and Water by Patricia Nelson Limerick