A Story That Stands Like A Dam

A Story That Stands Like A Dam : Glen Canyon and the Struggle for the Soul of the West

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In this classic narrative history of the construction of Glen Canyon Dam in the 1950s and 1960s, Russell Martin has captured the individual, cultural, political, and environmental dramas that brought into being the environmental movement we know today.Across the West, calls for the removal of hydroelectric dams constructed during the Bureau of Reclamation's grand century of dam-building are being heard. More than thirty years after its construction, Glen Canyon Dam is still at the vortex of controversy, both because of its impact on ecological processes downstream and its drowning of natural landscapes behind its headwall. A Story That Stands Like A Dam presents a struggle as compelling and relevant today as it was when it began.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 566.99g
  • Salt Lake City, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 1607815672
  • 9781607815679

About Russell Martin

Russell Martin directed and produced the award-winning documentaryfilm Beautiful Faces, which received the Humanitarian Outstanding Achievement Award from the Accolade Global Film Awards, and he produced and cowrote the award-winning documentary film Two Spirits, which was featured on the PBS series "Independent Lens." He is also the author of two novels and several works of nonfiction.
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