0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets

Buy Now

The Lessening Stream - An Environmental History of the Santa Cruz River (Paperback) Loot Price: R607
Discovery Miles 6 070
The Lessening Stream - An Environmental History of the Santa Cruz River (Paperback): Michael F Logan
The Lessening Stream - An Environmental History of the Santa Cruz River (Paperback): Michael F Logan

Share your images

The Lessening Stream - An Environmental History of the Santa Cruz River (Paperback)

Michael F Logan

 (sign in to rate)
Loot Price R607 Discovery Miles 6 070 | Repayment Terms: R56 pm x 12*

Bookmark and Share

Usually dispatched within 8 - 15 working days.

Newcomers to Tucson know the Santa Cruz River as a dry bed that can become a rampaging flood after heavy rains. Yet until the late nineteenth century, the Santa Cruz was an active watercourse that served the regionas agricultural needs--until a burgeoning industrial society began to tap the riveras underground flow. "The Lessening Stream" reviews the changing human use of the Santa Cruz River and its aquifer from the earliest human presence in the valley to today. Michael Logan examines the social, cultural, and political history of the Santa Cruz Valley while interpreting the implications of various cultures' impacts on the river and speculating about the future of water in the region. Logan traces river history through three eras--archaic, modern, and postmodern--to capture the human history of the river from early Native American farmers through Spanish missionaries to Anglo settlers. He shows how humans first diverted its surface flow, then learned to pump its aquifer, and today fail to fully understand the river's place in the urban environment. By telling the story of the meandering river--from its origin in southern Arizona through Mexico and the Tucson Basin to its terminus in farmland near Phoenix--Logan links developments throughout the river valley so that a more complete picture of the river's history emerges. He also contemplates the future of the Santa Cruz by confronting the serious problems posed by groundwater pumping in Tucson and addressing the effects of the Central Arizona Project on the river valley. Skillfully interweaving history with hydrology, geology, archaeology, and anthropology, "The Lessening Stream" makes an important contribution to the environmentalhistory of southern Arizona. It reminds us that, because water will always be the focus for human activity in the desert, we desperately need a more complete understanding of its place in our lives.

General

Imprint: University of Arizona Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2006
First published: September 2006
Authors: Michael F Logan
Dimensions: 240 x 153 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 311
ISBN-13: 978-0-8165-2605-5
Barcode: 9780816526055
Categories: Promotions
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > General
LSN: 0-8165-2605-2

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Loyalty partners