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Crow'S Range

An Environmental History Of The Sierra Nevada

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Cutting The Wire

Gaming Prohibition And The Internet

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Dead Neon

Tales of Near-Future Las Vegas

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Death Valley National Park

A History

The story of how this extraordinary desert became one of America’s greatest national parks 

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Devils Will Reign

How Nevada Began

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Diasporas in the New Media Age

Identity, Politics, and Community

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Dolly And Zane Grey

Letters From A Marriage

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Drift Smoke

Loss and Renewal in a Land of Fire

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Drought, Water Law, and the Origins of California’s Central Valley Project

Dry years unveil sources of real power in California’s water system. Drought, Water Law, and the Origins of California's Central Valley Project is an account of how water rights are designed directly into the state’s largest public water system, the Central Valley Project. Along 60 miles of the San Joaquin River from Gustine to Mendota, four corporate entities called “exchange contractors” retain paramount water rights to the river. Their rights descend from the Miller & Lux cattle corporation, which amassed an empire of land and water from the 1850s through the 1920s and protected these assets through business deals and prolific litigation. Miller & Lux's dominance of the river relied on what many in the San Joaquin Valley regarded as wasteful irrigation practices and unreasonable water usage.

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Dummy Up And Deal

Inside The Culture Of Casino Dealing

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