By Patricia Nelson Limerick
The historical past of water improvement . . . bargains a very nice submit for gazing the miraculous and incredible workings of historic 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 special position and historical past within the West, in addition to within the kingdom, increases questions on the complicated dating between towns, suburbs, and rural components, permitting us to think about this worthy source and its prior, current, and destiny with either optimism and realism.
Patricia Nelson Limerick is the college director and board chair of the guts of the yankee West on the collage of Colorado, the place she is additionally a professor of historical past and environmental experiences. She at the moment serves because the vice chairman for the educating department of the yank ancient organization. Her most generally learn e-book, The Legacy of Conquest, is in its twenty-fifth yr of publication.
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