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The Resource Requiem for the Santa Cruz : an environmental history of an Arizona river, Robert H. Webb, Julio L. Betancourt, R. Roy Johnson, and Raymond M. Turner ; foreword by Bernard L. Fontana

Requiem for the Santa Cruz : an environmental history of an Arizona river, Robert H. Webb, Julio L. Betancourt, R. Roy Johnson, and Raymond M. Turner ; foreword by Bernard L. Fontana

Label
Requiem for the Santa Cruz : an environmental history of an Arizona river
Title
Requiem for the Santa Cruz
Title remainder
an environmental history of an Arizona river
Statement of responsibility
Robert H. Webb, Julio L. Betancourt, R. Roy Johnson, and Raymond M. Turner ; foreword by Bernard L. Fontana
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Over the millennia, the drainageway we now call the Santa Cruz River has seen many ebbs, flows, and floods. Throughout its long history, the river has meandered. It has flowed on the surface. It has carved deep fissures, and it has widened and narrowed. As readers of Requiem for the Santa Cruz learn, these are events that also have taken place in historic times. Authored by an esteemed group of scientists, Requiem for the Santa Cruz thoroughly documents this river, which flows through Tucson, Arizona, as a prime example of arroyo cutting, a process where heavy rains cut down through rock to create deep channeling. Each chapter provides a unique opportunity to chronicle the arroyo legacy, evaluate its causes, and consider its aftermath. Using more than a century of observations and collections, the authors reconstruct the physical, biological, and cultural circumstances of the river's entrenchment, widening, and subsequent partial filling. Today, communities everywhere face this conundrum: do we manage ephemeral rivers through urban areas for flood control, or do we attempt to restore them to some previous state of naturalness? Requiem for the Santa Cruz carefully explores the channel-change legacy, the efficacy of attempts to stabilize it, and the nascent attempts at river restoration to give a long-term perspective on management of rivers in arid lands. Tied together by authors who have committed their life's work to the study of arid-land rivers, this book offers a touching and scientifically grounded requiem for the Santa Cruz and every southwestern river"--
  • "Requiem for the Santa Cruz is the natural history of the life and death of a Southwestern river. The book is a model for explaining changes in river systems and the consequences"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
577.6/40979179
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH104.5.S26
LC item number
W43 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Requiem for the Santa Cruz : an environmental history of an Arizona river, Robert H. Webb, Julio L. Betancourt, R. Roy Johnson, and Raymond M. Turner ; foreword by Bernard L. Fontana
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xv, 279 pages
Isbn
9780816530724
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013039493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn863127545
  • (OCoLC)ocn889312472
Label
Requiem for the Santa Cruz : an environmental history of an Arizona river, Robert H. Webb, Julio L. Betancourt, R. Roy Johnson, and Raymond M. Turner ; foreword by Bernard L. Fontana
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xv, 279 pages
Isbn
9780816530724
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013039493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn863127545
  • (OCoLC)ocn889312472

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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