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by Abraham Hoffman

eBook Vision or Villainy: Origins of the Owens Valley-Los Angeles Water Controversy (Environmental History Series) epub
  • ISBN: 0890965099
  • Author: Abraham Hoffman
  • Genre: Engineering
  • Subcategory: Engineering
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press; Reprint edition (August 6, 2001)
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • ePUB size: 1284 kb
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Between 1905 and 1913, Los Angeles built the . One man, William Mulholland, was the star in this drama, and to this day has taken the brunt of blame for the controversies involved.

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book by Abraham Hoffman. Seventy-five years ago the growing city of Los Angeles, amid considerable conflict, appropriated water from a rural area 250 miles away. Still unresolved, the controversy surrounding the Owens Valley-Los Angeles Aqueduct has long since moved from the personal, even violent level fictionalized in the movie Chinatown to the dry realm of court proceedings, injunctions, and environmental impact reports.

Abraham Hoffman's Visions or Villainy: Origin of the Owens Valley-Los Angeles Water Controversy documents how one of the nation's largest cities acquired its water supply. While providing ample factual detail, the book's real attraction to the environmental attorney is the timeless familiarity of its cast of characters. Fred Eaton, an engineer who had previously served as Mayor of Los Angeles, conceived the idea of bringing water to the city from Owens Valley-a distance of several hundred miles.

Still unresolved, the controversy surrounding the Owens Valley-Los Angeles Aqueduct has long since moved from the personal, even violent level fictionalized in the movie Chinatown to the dry realm of court proceedings, injunctions, and environmental impact reports. But water remains a problem in California, and the questions raised by these events-the rights of a rural area versus a growing metropolitan area, environmental issues, and levels of government responsibility-are of recognized national importance today

origins of the Owens Valley-Los Angeles water controversy. Environmental history series ;, no. 3. Other Titles. Owens Valley-Los Angeles water controversy.

origins of the Owens Valley-Los Angeles water controversy. 1st ed. by Abraham Hoffman. Published 1981 by Texas A&M University Press in College Station . Written in English. L7 H64. The Physical Object.

Seventy-five years ago the growing city of Los Angeles, amid considerable conflict, appropriated water from a rural area 250 miles away. Still unresolved, the controversy surrounding the Owens Valley-Los Angeles Aqueduct has long since moved from the personal, even violent level fictionalized in the movie Chinatown to the dry realm of court proceedings, injunctions, and environmental impact reports. But water remains a problem in California, and the questions raised by these events—the rights of a rural area versus a growing metropolitan area, environmental issues, and levels of government responsibility—are of recognized national importance today.Much of the history of the controversy has been incompletely or imperfectly reported. Conventional accounts have focused on city versus valley, overlooking the role of the federal government. Others espouse the "conspiracy" theory popularized in Chinatown, dealing in plots and personalities. Relying on primary sources, many unused until now, Dr. Hoffman demonstrates how the utilitarian views of Theodore Roosevelt and his agents in the Geological Survey, the Reclamation Service, and the Bureau of Forestry helped determine the future of Los Angeles and the fate of Owens Valley. A model of historical reporting, this book redresses the balance in a record that too often has been oversimplified, usually at the expense of the city and often in terms of heroes and villains.
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