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Author Righter, Robert W.

Title The battle over Hetch Hetchy : America's most controversial dam and the birth of modern environmentalism / Robert W. Righter
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 303 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents The uses of the valley -- The imperial city and water -- Water, earthquake, and fire -- Two views of one valley -- San Francisco to "show cause" -- Congress decides -- To build a dam -- The power controversy -- The legacies of Hetch Hetchy -- Restoration
Summary Rebuilding after the 1906 earthquake, the city of San Francisco petitioned for a water reservoir to be constructed within the newly created Yosemite National Park. This sparked a debate over whether nature should be controlled or left alone, from which emerged the modern environmentalism movement
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-277) and index
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Subject Environmentalism -- United States.
Water resources development -- Political aspects -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area.
Water-supply -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- History.
Hetch Hetchy Valley (Calif.)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004048904
ISBN 9780195149470 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780198034100 (electronic bk.)
9781423720102 (electronic bk.)