Irrigated Eden: The Making of an Agricultural Landscape in the American West



Irrigation Came To The Arid West In A Wave Of Optimism About The Power Of Water To Make The Desert Bloom Mark Fiege S Fascinating And Innovative Study Of Irrigation In Southern Idaho S Snake River Valley Describes A Complex Interplay Of Human And Natural Systems Using Vast Quantities Of Labor, Irrigators Built Dams, Excavated Canals, Laid Out Farms, And Brought Millions Of Acres Into Cultivation But At Each Step, Nature Rebounded And Compromised The Intended Agricultural Order The Result Was A New And Richly Textured Landscape Made Of Layer Upon Layer Of Technology And Intractable Natural Forces One That Engineers And Farmers Did Not Control With The Precision They Had Anticipated Irrigated Eden Vividly Portrays How Human Actions Inadvertently Helped To Create A Strange And Sometimes Baffling EcologyWinner Of The Idaho Library Association Book Award,Irrigated Eden: The Making of an Agricultural Landscape in the American West

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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Irrigated Eden: The Making of an Agricultural Landscape in the American West
  • Mark Fiege
  • English
  • 02 October 2019
  • 0295980133

10 thoughts on “Irrigated Eden: The Making of an Agricultural Landscape in the American West

  1. says:

    This book paints a picture of the irrigated landscape in Southern Idaho at the turn of the last century Although it is interesting and informative, the writing kind of sucks It is short and repetitive He could have said everything in half the pages he did.

  2. says:

    One of my favorite environmental history books ever written terrific work I can t say enough about both how incredible the arguments are within this book and how great the writing is 100% love this book.

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