Dam Nation by Stephen Grace
How Water Shaped the West and Will Determine Its Future

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A compelling book about the water crisis facing the West, grounded in history and important for residents as well as readers nationwide. This narrative weaves together the stories of human folly and grandiose endeavor that shaped the states and reveal the background of the critical economic and political issue that is how water is used and misused today.
 

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StephenGrace's employment has ranged from deckhand on Mississippi riverboats to neuropsychological research assistant to whitewater rafting guide. For the past several years he has worked as a travel industry professional designing and leading trips on five continents. A resident of Colorado, he spends his free time exploring its mountains and rivers.
 
Published June 5, 2012 by Globe Pequot. 360 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Westerners long accustomed to the region’s water scarcity will discover nothing new here, but Grace’s dispatches will likely strike those east of the 100th meridian as from another country.

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These water projects in the Western United States also provided jobs for construction workers and engineers and enough water for farms and communities to develop.

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No one reading this book will ever look at a glass of water the same way again—especially if they live in the West.

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In his most recent book, Dam Nation: How Water Shaped the West and Will Determine its Future, Grace acts as both poet of Western wilderness and a knowledgeable translator of water policy.

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