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Thinking Like a Watershed points our understanding of our relationship to the land in new directions. It is shaped by the bioregional visions of the great explorer John Wesley Powell, who articulated the notion that the arid American West should be seen as a mosaic of watersheds, and the pioneering ecologist Aldo Leopold, who put forward the concept of bringing conscience to bear within the realm of “the land ethic.”

Produced in conjunction with the documentary radio series entitled Watersheds as Commons, this book comprises essays and interviews from a diverse group of southwesterners including members of Tewa, Tohono O’odham, Hopi, Navajo, Hispano, and Anglo cultures. Their varied cultural perspectives are shaped by consciousness and resilience through having successfully endured the aridity and harshness of southwestern environments over time.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Thinking Like a Watershed: Introduction
  2. pp. 1-26
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  1. Pueblo Watersheds: Places, Cycles, and Life
  2. pp. 27-44
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  1. Connected by Earth: Metaphors from Hopi Tutskwa
  2. pp. 45-66
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  1. “Don’t You Let That Deal Go Down”: Navajo Water Rights and the Black Mesa Struggle
  2. pp. 67-89
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  1. Politics of the Colorado River with Stewart Udall
  2. pp. 91-103
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  1. Applying Navajo Tradition to the Modern World
  2. pp. 105-131
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  1. Tohono O’odham Culture: Embracing Traditional Wisdom
  2. pp. 133-149
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  1. La Cuenca y la Querencia: The Watershed and the Sense of Place in the Merced and Acequia Landscape
  2. pp. 151-191
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  1. Ranching and the Practice of Watershed Conservation
  2. pp. 193-213
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  1. Roots of Hunger: The Quest for a Sustainable Food Culture
  2. pp. 215-233
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  1. Restorying the Land
  2. pp. 235-250
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  1. Navigating the Rapids of the Future
  2. pp. 252-258
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 259-266
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780826352347
Related ISBN
9780826352330
MARC Record
OCLC
810933865
Pages
280
Launched on MUSE
2012-10-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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