A Ditch in Time: The City, the West and Water by Patricia Nelson Limerick

By Patricia Nelson Limerick

The heritage of water improvement . . . deals a very advantageous put up for gazing 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 learn of water and its distinctive function and historical past within the West, in addition to within the kingdom, increases questions about the complicated dating between towns, suburbs, and rural parts, permitting us to think about this necessary source and its prior, current, and destiny with either optimism and realism.

Patricia Nelson Limerick is the school director and board chair of the heart of the yankee West on the collage of Colorado, the place she can be a professor of heritage and environmental reports. She presently serves because the vp for the instructing department of the yank historic organization. Her most generally learn publication, The Legacy of Conquest, is in its twenty-fifth yr of publication.

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