Marc Reisner


Born
in Minneapolis, The United States
September 14, 1948

Died
July 21, 2000

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Marc Reisner was an American environmentalist and writer best known for his book Cadillac Desert, a history of water management in the American West.

He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of a lawyer and a scriptwriter, and graduated from Earlham College in 1971. For a time he was on the staffs of Environmental Action and the Population Institute in Washington, D.C. Starting in 1972, he worked for seven years as a staff writer and director of communications for the Natural Resources Defense Council in New York. In 1979 he received an Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship, which enabled him to conduct research and write Cadillac Desert, which was first published in 1986.[3] The book was a finalist for both the National Book Critics'
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Cadillac Desert: The Americ...

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“In the West, it is said, water flows uphill toward money. And it literally does, as it leaps three thousand feet across the Tehachapi Mountains in gigantic siphons to slake the thirst of Los Angeles, as it is shoved a thousand feet out of Colorado River canyons to water Phoenix and Palm Springs and the irrigated lands around them.”
Marc Reisner, Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water

“Reason is the first casualty in a drought.”
Marc Reisner, Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water

“It was one of those details that dwell in a special kind of obscurity reserved for the perfectly obvious.”
Marc Reisner, Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water

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