All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Earth System Sciences  Hydrosphere  Water Resources & Management  Freshwater Resources & Management

Water War in the Klamath Basin Macho Law, Combat Biology, and Dirty Politics

By: Holly D Doremus and A Dan Tarlock
Publisher: Island Press
Water War in the Klamath Basin
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Water War in the Klamath Basin ISBN: 9781597263948 Paperback Apr 2008 Usually dispatched within 5 days
    £18.99
    #174583
  • Water War in the Klamath Basin ISBN: 9781597263931 Hardback Apr 2008 Usually dispatched within 5 days
    £38.00
    #174584
Selected version: £18.99
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

In the drought summer of 2001, a simmering conflict between agricultural and environmental interests in southern Oregon's Upper Klamath Basin turned into a guerrilla war of protests, vandalism, and apocalyptic rhetoric when the federal Bureau of Reclamation shut down the headgates of the Klamath Project to conserve water needed by endangered species. This was the first time in U.S. history that the headgates of a federal irrigation project were closed - and irrigators denied the use of their state water rights - in favor of conservation. Farmers mounted a brief rebellion to keep the water flowing, but ultimately conceded defeat.

In "Water War in the Klamath Basin", legal scholars Holly Doremus and A. Dan Tarlock examine the genesis of the crisis and its fallout, offering a comprehensive review of the event, the history leading up to it, and the lessons it holds for anyone seeking to understand conflicts over water use in the arid West. The authors focus primarily on the legal institutions that contributed to the conflict - what they call "the accretion of unintegrated resource management and environmental laws" that make environmental protection so challenging, especially in politically divided regions with a long-standing history of entitlement-based resource allocation.

"Water War in the Klamath Basin" explores common elements fundamental to natural resource conflicts that must be overcome if conflicts are to be resolved. It is a fascinating look at a topic of importance for anyone concerned with the management, use, and conservation of increasingly limited natural resources.

Customer Reviews

Biography

Holly Doremus is professor of law at the University of California, Davis. She has written extensively about biodiversity protection and the intersection of environmental law and natural science. A. Dan Tarlock is Distinguished Professor of Law at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. He was principal writer of the Report of the Western Water Policy Review Advisory Committee, Water in the West: Challenge for the Next Century.
By: Holly D Doremus and A Dan Tarlock
Publisher: Island Press
Current promotions
Best of Winter 2018Harper CollinsOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife