Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner

Cadillac Desert is about land development and water policy in the western United States. Subtitled The American West and its Disappearing Water, it gives the history of the Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and their struggle to remake the American West. The book's main conclusion is that development-driven policies, formed when settling the West was the country's main concern, are having serious long-term negative effects on the environment and water quantity.

The 609th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 61st on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Cadillac Desert Paperback 276900 $19.71 $2.01 1987
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition Paperback 13945 $5.50 $1.99 1993
Cadillac Desert Paperback 2763457 $128.98 $6.47 1993
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water; New and Revised Edition Paperback 10518696 $25.68 $6.94 1993
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water Hardcover 1262019 $22.22
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition Kindle Edition 48428 $10.99 1993
Cadillac Desert Paperback 2336605 $59.36 $3.96 2001
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water Hardcover 3572434 $13.80
Cadillac Desert,American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition, 1993 publication Paperback 176671 $9.95 $9.28 1992
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water Paperback 1133305 $55.00 $0.01 1986
Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water Hardcover 1929379 $97.38 $14.00 1990