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Reisner, Marc

Overview
Works: 47 works in 131 publications in 3 languages and 6,490 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Educational films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, dgs, Speaker
Classifications: HD1739.A17, 333.9100978
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Most widely held works about Marc Reisner
 
Most widely held works by Marc Reisner
Cadillac desert : the American West and its disappearing water by Marc Reisner( Book )

48 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history of water rights in the American West focuses on the political corruption and intrigue, including the rivalry between the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Newly updated, this timely history of the struggle to discover and control water in the American West is a tale of rivers diverted and damned, political corruption and intrigue, billion-dollar battles over water rights, and economic and ecological disaster
Overtapped oasis : reform or revolution for western water by Marc Reisner( )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the value of water in the west, with brief overview of the history of dams and wild life, the law and water allocation for both use and waste, and ways to modernize water management
A dangerous place : California's unsettling fate by Marc Reisner( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In A Dangerous Place, Marc Reisner leads us through California's improbable history and rise from a largely desert land to the most populated state in the nation, fueled by an economic engine more productive than all of Africa. Reisner believes that the achievement of this, the last great desert civilization, hinges on California's denial of its own inescapable fate. Both the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas sit astride two of the most violently seismic zones on the planet. The earthquakes that have already rocked California were, according to Reisner, mere prologues to a future cataclysm that will result in destruction of such magnitude that the only recourse will be to rebuild from the ground up. Reisner concludes A Dangerous Place with a hypothetical but chillingly realistic description of such a disaster and its horrifying after effects."--Jacket
Game wars : the undercover pursuit of wildlife poachers by Marc Reisner( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyday a dirty war is being waged against dozens of threatened and endangered wildlife species. Because of an enormously lucrative black market in wildlife and wildlife parts, poaching has become a serious threat to the animals' survival. Marc Reisner offers a firsthand account of how undercover game wardens operate: the elaborate covers they devise, the meticulous groundwork of subterfuge and lies necessary to pull off a successful sting, and the heart-pounding dangers they face as they impersonate smugglers and big-game hunters or infiltrate gangs of vicious hillbillies poaching anything from alligators to gamefish. -- from jacket
Cadillac desert : the American west and its disappearing water by Marc Reisner( Recording )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for water. In Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth
Cadillac Desert, Revised and Updated Edition : The American West and Its Disappearing Water by Marc Reisner( Recording )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruptions and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecologic and economic disaster. In Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth. He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the US Army Corps of Engineers, in the competition to transform the West.Based on more than a decade of research, Cadillac Desert is a stunning expose? and a dramatic, intriguing history of the creation of Eden--an Eden that may be only a mirage
Cadillac desert by Marc Reisner( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in Japanese and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water policy and farmland protection : a new approach to saving California's best agricultural lands : a discussion paper for American Farmland Trust by Marc Reisner( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immobilienmakler online : der erfolgreiche Weg ins Internet ; ein Leitfaden für den Praktiker in der Immobilienbranche by Marc Reisner( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Game Wars by Marc Reisner( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immobilienmakler online : der erfolgreiche Weg ins Internet : ein Leitfaden für den Praktiker in der Immobilienwirtschaft by Marc Reisner( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Game wars : the adventures of an undercover wildlife agent by Marc Reisner( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Marc Reisner, May 04, 1993( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beziehungsweise Beziehungswaise Gedichte aus 32 Jahren by Marc Reisner( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dangerous place : California's unsettling future by Marc Reisner( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cadillac desert : the American west and its vanishing water by Marc Reisner( Recording )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for water. In Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth
Cadillac desert( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mulholland's dream is the story of Los Angeles and its rapacious demand for water, largely supplied by the efforts of William Mulholland. As LA grew, other communities and crop industries in Southern California suffered (notably Owens Valley farmers) and tried to fight back. The rise of the environmental movement and a shift in public opinion towards conservation in the 1970s engendered a fragile peace and a respect for this scarce resource
California's vanishing wetlands by Marc Reisner( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cadillac Desert Water and the Transformation of Nature. A Discussion and Viewer's Guide to the PBS Series by Ceasar L McDowell( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cadillac Desert is a four-part Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) video series on the remaking of America's West through startling feats of engineering and the consequences that this manipulation of water and nature has wrought. This guide is meant to serve as a resource for discussing the issues raised in the series. The first part of the guide presents a thematic overview of each of the four shows. The first three programs are based on Marc Reisner's groundbreaking book "Cadillac Desert," an examination of how water created the modern American West--the most successful "hydrologic society" in history. The series begins with the story of Los Angeles and its unquenchable thirst for water in "Mulholland's Dream." The second program, "An American Nil," tell how the Colorado River became the most regulated river in history. Next in the series is "The Mercy of Nature" which tracks the political and environmental battles that ended in California's Great Central Valley being transformed from a semiarid desert into the richest agricultural region in the world. The fourth and final program is based on the award-winning book, "Last Oasis" by Sandra Postel. It examines the ramifications of the export of America's water development expertise to the rest of the world, and shows how conservation, recycling, and efficiency offer hopeful and sustainable solutions to the world's gathering water crisis. A synopsis of each major theme, discussion questions, and a list of the key interviewees is included with each show description. Also included in the guide are a resource list, a guide to public discussions, activities for the classroom, and a guide to water resources. (JRH)
The end of the wilderness : the future of our national forests by Marc Reisner( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Cadillac desert : the American West and its disappearing water
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Overtapped oasis : reform or revolution for western waterA dangerous place : California's unsettling fateA dangerous place : California's unsettling future
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Marc Reisner American environmentalist and writer

Marc Reisner escritor estauxunidense (1948–2000)

Marc Reisner saggista statunitense

Reisner, Marc P

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