By Patricia Nelson Limerick

The heritage of water improvement . . . bargains a very high-quality put up for gazing the stunning and incredible workings of old 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 development of the Denver Water division, this examine of water and its detailed position and historical past within the West, in addition to within the country, increases questions about the advanced courting between towns, suburbs, and rural parts, permitting us to contemplate this necessary source and its prior, current, and destiny with either optimism and realism.

Patricia Nelson Limerick is the college director and board chair of the heart of the yankee West on the collage of Colorado, the place she is additionally a professor of heritage and environmental reviews. She at the moment serves because the vice chairman for the educating department of the yank old organization. Her most generally learn publication, The Legacy of Conquest, is in its twenty-fifth 12 months of publication.

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