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Volume 94 | Number 1 | January-February 2006

Damning Big Dams

Ellen Wohl

A review of Dam! Water, Power, Politics, and Preservation in Hetch Hetchy and Yosemite National Park, by John Warfield Simpson; Deep Water: The Epic Struggle over Dams, Displaced People, and the Environment, by Jacques Leslie; and The Future of Large Dams: Dealing with Social, Environmental, Institutional and Political Costs, by Thayer Scudder. Are large dams ever a good idea, or does the damage they cause outweigh the benefits?

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Robert L. Dorit

A review of The Monster at Our Door: The Global Threat of Avian Flu, by Mike Davis. Preventing a pandemic may entail addressing such social, political and economic issues as the greed, folly and ambition that threaten our ability to respond

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