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17 August 2006

332 Pages | 28 halftones & maps

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ISBN: 9780195313093


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The Battle over Hetch Hetchy

America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

Robert W. Righter

The battle over Hecht Hecthy and the propsed damming of the Tuolumne River in the newly created Yosemite National Park sparked a firestore of criticism. In a narrative peopled by politicians and business leaders, engineers and laborers, preservationists and ordinary citizens, Robert W. Righter tells the epic story of the first major environmental battle of the twentieth century, which reverberates to this day.

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