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The West without water : what past floods, droughts, and other climatic clues tell us about tomorrow
Title:
The West without water : what past floods, droughts, and other climatic clues tell us about tomorrow
Publication Information:
Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013]
ISBN:
9780520268555

9780520286009
Physical Description:
xx, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
From drought to deluge : "normal" climate in the West -- The 1861-1862 floods : lessons lost -- The great droughts of the twentieth century -- Why is climate so variable in the West? -- Reading the past : the Earth's history books -- From ice to fire : into the Holocene -- The "long drought" of the mid-Holocene -- Ice returns : the neoglaciation -- The great "medieval drought" -- The little ice age : megafloods and climate swings -- Why climate changes : cycles and oscillations -- The hydraulic era : salmon and dams -- Future climate change and the American West -- What the past tells us about tomorrow.
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