Exploring the legacy of dams and human delusions of grandeur
DEEP WATER: THE EPIC STRUGGLE OVER DAMS, DISPLACED PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT Jacques Leslie
Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, $15.75
Reviewed by NANCY BAZILCHUK
A dam may not be forever, even if constructions like the Hoover Dam are expected to survive for a thousand years. A dam's environmental and social impacts, though, are enormous, extensive and essentially irreversible.