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Author Powell, James Lawrence, 1936-
Title Dead pool : Lake Powell, global warming, and the future of water in the west / James Lawrence Powell.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 2008.

Author Powell, James Lawrence, 1936-
Subject Global warming -- West (U.S.)
Water-supply -- West (U.S.)
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
Glen Canyon Dam (Ariz.) -- History.
Powell, Lake (Utah and Ariz.) -- History.
Description x, 283 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-271) and index.
Contents Part 1. River of surprise : The dam is not going to break -- Playing dice with nature -- Part 2. River of empire : Appointment in Samarra -- One simple fact -- The reality of empire -- This vast plain of opulent soil -- Lonely lands made fruitful -- Part 3. River of controversy : Natural menace becomes national resource -- Shall we let them ruin our national parks? -- We want to be dammed -- To have a deep blue lake -- The biggest boondoggle -- Part 4. River of limits : Time machines -- A new climatology -- Rainmakers -- Let people in the future worry about it -- A hundred green lagoons -- Part 5. River of tomorrow : River of law -- The west against itself.
ISBN 9780520254770 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520254775 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC # 221962034
Table of Contents
 List of illustrations 
Pt. 1River of Surprise 
1The Dam Is Not Going to Break3
2Playing Dice with Nature18
Pt. 2River of Empire 
3Appointment in Samarra27
4One Simple Fact37
5The Reality of Empire51
6This Vast Plain of Opulent Soil61
7Lonely Lands Made Fruitful72
Pt. 3River of Controversy 
8Natural Menace Becomes National Resource87
9Shall We Let Them Ruin Our National Parks?99
10We Want to Be Dammed112
11To Have a Deep Blue Lake129
12The Biggest Boondoggle148
Pt. 4River of Limits 
13Time Machines163
14A New Climatology179
16Let People in the Future Worry about It202
17A Hundred Green Lagoons212
Pt. 5River of Tomorrow 
18River of Law229
19The West against Itself241

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