California's Use & Abuse of Water
(see also California Politics, Los Angeles, Water Politics)
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Brechin, Gray. "How paradise was lost," Mother Jones (11-12/96):38-43, 67. Damages to CA agriculture (producing a quarter of nation's food) from poisons, bad water management & urban sprawl.
Teisch, Jessica. "The drowning of Big Meadows: nature's managers in Progressive-era CA," Environmental History 4,1 (1/99):32-53.
Vincent, Kathryn & Daniel W. Anderson. "Science & policy in 'the hollow of God's hand'," & "Saving more than the Salton Sea," in UC MEXUS News 37 (sum 99).
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Bakker, Elna. An Island Called CA: An Ecological Introduction to Its Natural Communities (Berkeley: U. of CA, 198?).
Carle, David. Drowning the Dream: CA's Water Choices at the Millennium (NY, 2000).
Dasmann, Raymond F. The Destruction of California (NY, 1965).
Dawson, Robert & Gray Brechin. Farewell, Promised Land: Waking from the CA Dream (Berkeley: U. of CA, 1999).
Fradkin, Philip. The Seven States of CA: A Natural & Human History (Berkeley, 1995).
Gilbar, Steven. Natural State: A Literary Anthology of CA Nature Writing (Berkeley: U. of CA, 1998).
Harte, J. & D. Jenson. In Our Own Hands: A Strategy for Conserving CA's Biological Diversity (Berkeley: U. of CA, 1993).
Hundley, Norris Jr. The Great Thirst: Californians & Water, 1770s-1990s (Berkeley: U. of CA, 1992).
Hutchinson, W.H. CA: Two Centuries of Man, Land & Growth in the Golden State (NY, 1969).
Kuletz, Valerie L. The Tainted Desert: Environmental Ruin in the American West (NY, 1998).
Merchant, Carolyn. Green vs. Gold: Sources in CA's Environmental History (Washington: Island, 1999).
Nadeau, Remi. The Water Seekers (NY, 1950). On LA & the Owens Valley.
Reisner, Marc. Cadillac Desert: The American West & its Disappearing Water (NY, 1987).
Schoenherr, Allan A. A Natural History of CA (Berkeley: U. of CA, 1995).
Schrag, Peter. Paradise Lost: CA's Experience, America's Future (Berkeley: U. of CA, 1998).
Steinberg, Theodore. Slide Mountain, or the Folly of Owning Nature (Berkeley: U. of CA, 1995).
Stoll, Steven. The Fruits of Natural Advantage: Making the Industrial Countryside in CA (Berkeley: U. of Ca, 1998). CA fruit industry, 1880-1930.
Ward, Evan R. Border Oasis: Water & the Political Ecology of the Colorado River Delta, 1940-1975 (Tucson: U. of Arizona, 2003).