Reading List

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christina abrams

university of arizona

capstone


  • Online

    Dams Across America

    Places Journal

    Images of major U.S. hydroelectric dams built during the New Deal. Something to contemplate as the Obama administration tries to stimulate the economy and smarten the energy grid.

  • Online

    Urbanizing the Mojave

    Places Journal

    America’s greatest boomtown went bust. An examination of the troubled history of mining, militarization, tourism, and water politics in Las Vegas.

  • Online

    Thirsty City

    Places Journal

    An environmental historian assesses the massive infrastructure that brings water to the American West — and makes it possible to take a shower in Los Angeles.

  • Online

    Growing Water

    Places Journal

    A bold proposal by a team of Chicago urban designers for how cities can ensure the availability of an increasingly scarce resource.

  • Online

    Drylands: Water and the West

    Places Journal

    Our hydrological infrastructure is now nearly obsolete. Water is rapidly becoming the largest and least understood environmental challenge of the 21st century.

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