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Main Title Dam! : water, power, politics, and preservation in Hetch Hetchy and Yosemite National Park /
Author Simpson, John W.
Publisher Pantheon Books,
Year Published 2005
OCLC Number 57349121
ISBN 0375422315; 9780375422317
Subjects Water-supply--California--San Francisco Bay Area--History. ; Water resources development--Political aspects--California--San Francisco Bay Area. ; Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (Calif.)--History. ; Environmentalism--United States.
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EKAM  TD225.S25S715 2005 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 07/27/2009
Edition 1st ed.
Collation xxiv, 356 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-342) and index.
Contents Notes
Part 1. The origins of Yosemite National Park. The struggle for the valley -- Olmsted, Muir, and the State Reserve -- Pinchot, the Park, and the conservation movement -- Theodore Roosevelt, the park's revision -- Part 2. The Hetch Hetchy controversy, past and present. Spring Valley and the boomtown politics of water -- James Duval Phelan and the imperial dream -- The private debate over Hetch Hetchy -- A national cause câeláebre -- The political outcome -- Competing claims for water -- Mismanaging the dream -- Constructing the engineering marvel -- The Raker Act's ignored mandate -- PG & E and the politics of public power -- Restoring the promise -- Old issues; a new dream.