A reading list on California water

Once again, we can explore the links between California water and the written word. A graduate student asks On the Public Record for reading recommendations. She gives them in An innocent lost. The comments from readers are well worth reading, too. Note to the squeamish: frequent opinions and the occasional four-letter word will be found in the post.


Water in the American West

If you read this blog, I’m assuming you’re interested in the written literature of water. If you’re specifically interested interested in the written historical literature of water in the Western U.S., then you must contact Marc Selvaggio. Selvaggio is a book dealer in Berkeley, Calif. He doesn’t seem to have a web site, but if you’re interested in the history of water in the West, you should contact him and ask for his catalog, Water in the American West. It’s full of all kinds of gems, including some of the primary sources for the history of the Hetch Hetchy project, the Central Valley Project, and the Central Arizona Project.

Here’s the info:

Marc Selvaggio, Books & Ephemera (“bibliohydrologist”)
2553 Hilgard Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94709
Toll-free: (800) 356-2199
E-mail: dsbooks AT comcast DOT net