By Patricia Nelson Limerick
The historical past of water improvement . . . deals a very fantastic publish for looking at the staggering and unbelievable workings of ancient switch and, in reaction, for cultivating a suitable point of humility and modesty in our anticipations of our personal unknowable future.
Tracing the origins and progress of the Denver Water division, this research of water and its distinctive position and heritage within the West, in addition to within the kingdom, increases questions on the complicated dating between towns, suburbs, and rural parts, permitting us to contemplate this priceless source and its earlier, current, and destiny with either optimism and realism.
Patricia Nelson Limerick is the school director and board chair of the guts of the yank West on the collage of Colorado, the place she is additionally a professor of background and environmental stories. She presently serves because the vice chairman for the instructing department of the yankee ancient organization. Her most generally learn booklet, The Legacy of Conquest, is in its twenty-fifth yr of publication.
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