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Published by University of Arizona, Office of Arid Lands Studies in Tucson .
Written in English



  • Arid regions,
  • United States.


  • Energy development -- Environmental aspects -- United States,
  • Water-supply -- United States,
  • Energy development -- Environmental aspects -- Bibliography,
  • Water-supply -- Bibliography,
  • Arid regions -- United States,
  • Arid regions -- Bibliography

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Charles Bowden.
SeriesArid lands resource information paper ;, no. 6
LC ClassificationsTD195.E49 B68
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 278 p. :
Number of Pages278
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4857285M
LC Control Number75622424

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