Water Resource Collections and Archives


Books from the Archives

Books from the Archives

WRCA Publications

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The following publications, presented in reverse chronological order, are selected highlights of materials produced from research performed at the Water Resources Collections and Archives. These titles are available for loan or in-house viewing. A link to the publisher is provided when applicable.

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  • Our better nature : 
environment and the making of San FranciscoOur better nature : environment and the making of San Francisco / By Philip J. Dreyfus. University of Oklahma Press. ISBN: 978-0-8061-3958-6. 
    [WRCA call no. G4204 P8]
  • A Fresh Perspective for Managing Water in California: Insights from Applying the European Water Framework Directive to the Russian River / By Ted Grantham, Juliet Christian-Smith, G. Matt Kondolf, and Stefan Scheuer (University of California, Berkeley). ISBN-13: 978-0- 9788896-2-3 ISBN-10: 0-9788896-2-2; March 2008. 99 pp. 
    [WRCA call no. TBD; PDF available online - click on title above.]
  • Lime Kiln Legacies: The History of the Lime Industry in Santa Cruz County / by Frank A. Perry, et al. Santa Cruz, The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center, 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0-940283-16-9. 
    [WRCA call no. G485 P7] 
    Collection consulted: James D. Schuyler Papers; images used throughout the publication.
  • Kleine Geschichte Kaliforniens / by Stephan Bierling. Munchen, Verlag C.H. Beck, c2006. ISBN-13: 978-3-406-54143- 8. 
    [WRCA call no. tba] 
    Collection consulted: J.B. Lippincott Papers; L.A. Aqueduct photo on p. 97.
  • Governing the Tap : Functional Specialization and the Politics of Water Districts. Author's thesis (Ph.D.)-- University of California, Berkeley, 2005. By Megan Mullin, c2005. 
    [WRCA call no. 70.3 P5]
  • Tsunami Information Sources part 1 [115p. PDF file, 872KB], part 2 [39p. PDF file, 261KB] by Robert L. Wiegel, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley. Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory Technical Report UCB/HEL 2005-1, 14 December 2005. 
    [WRCA call no. 25.54 P5 -- pt. 1 & 2]
  • Hazardous Metropolis : Flooding and Urban Ecology in Los 
AngelesHazardous Metropolis : Flooding and Urban Ecology in Los Angeles . / by Jared Orsi. Berkeley, University of California Press., 2004. ISBN: 978-0-520-23850-3
    [WRCA call no. G46011 P4]
  • Privilege and Responsibility : William Mulholland and the St. Francis Dam Disaster / by Donald C. Jackson and Norris Hundley, Jr. IN: California History, Vol. 82, no. 3 (2004), pp. 8-47, 72- 78.
    [WRCA call no. G46029 P4-1 Locked Cage]
  • Coastal geography of rip currents : Pacific Ocean beaches and public safety, San Francisco area, California. "Expanded version of the author's thesis (Ph.D.)--University of California, Berkeley, 2004." By Francis James Smith : Engineering Laboratory, University of California, c2004. 
    [WRCA call no. 25.5 P4 Exp. Locked Cage]
  • Earth science and the environment, 3rd ed. Graham R. Thompson, Jonathan Turk. Belmont, CA : Thomson-Brooks/Cole, c2005. ISBN: 0534393136 
    [WRCA call no. R 72 P5]
  • Tales of the San Joaquin: A River Journey. Written and directed by Christopher Beaver. Sausalito, CA : Christopher Beaver Films, 2003. 1 videocassette (28 min.) : col. with b&w sequences ; VHS & DVD. 
    [WRCA call no. G436 P3-1 Video & DVD]
  • A century of innovation : twenty engineering achievements that 
transformed our livesA Century of Innovation: Twenty Engineering Achievements that Transformed Our Lives. George Constable and Bob Somerville ; foreward by Neil Armstrong ; afterword by Arthur C. Clarke. Washington, D.C.: Joseph Henry Press, c2003. ISBN 0-309-08908-5 (hardcover).
    [WRCA call no. 11.3 P3] 
    Collection consulted: J.B. Lippincott Papers; photo on p. 46 (lower right): Weir H. - 61,269 feet above Buena Vista Street Bridge. [LIPP Box 80, no.99]
  •  Water and the California Dream: Choices for the New Millennium. David Carle. Berkeley: University of California Press & Sierra Club Books, 2003. ISBN 1-57805-095-2 (papbk.) 
    [WRCA call no. G408 P-1 2003] 
    [See hardbk ed. below (2000); note title change.]
  • William Mulholland & the Rise of Los AngelesWilliam Mulholland and the Rise of Los Angeles. Catherine Mulholland. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000. ISBN 0-520-21724-1. 
    [WRCA call no. G460 P Locked Cage] 
    Collections consulted include: J. B. Lippincott PapersThomas H. Means Papers, and the James D. Schuyler Papers
  • Water & the Shaping of California : A Literary, Political and Technological Perspective on the Power of Water, and How the Effort to Control It Has Transformed the State. Sue McClurg ; foreward by Kevin Star ; [editor, Rita Schmidt Sudman]. Sacramento: Water Education Foundation in conjunction with Heyday Books, 2000. ISBN 1-89071-37-6 (cloth); 1-890771- 33-3 (pbk.) 
    [WRCA call no. R G409 P]
  • Drowning the Dream: California's Water Choices at the Millennium. David Carle. Westport, Conn. and London: Praeger Publishers, 2000. ISBN 0-275-96719-0. 
    [WRCA call no. G408 P-1] 
    [See papbk cover ed. above (2003); note title change.]
  • Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly RuinImperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin. Gray Brechin. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1999. ISBN 0-520-21568-0. 
    [WRCA call no. G4795 N9 Locked Cage]

    Photographs, Written Historical and Descriptive Data : Bitter Root Irrigation Project, Bitter Root Valley, between Darby and Florence, Ravalli County, Montana. Denver, Colo.: Historic American Engineering Record, December 1999. (HAER no. MT-89). 
    [WRCA call no. G281 N9]

  • [topBuilding the Los Angeles Aqueduct: Archaeological Data Recovery at the Alabama Gates Construction Camp. Thad M. Van Bueren, et al. Fresno: Caltrans, August 1999. (Collections consulted include: J. B. Lippincott Papers)
  • Historical Geomorphic and Hydrologic Analysis of the Owens River Gorge. Mathew W. Smeltzer and G. Mathias Kondolf. Berkeley: Center for Environmental Design Research, University of California, Berkeley, August 1999. (Publication no. CEDR- 01-99) (Collections consulted include: W. L. Huber Papers)

    The Los Angeles River: Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth. Blake Gumprecht. Baltimore and London: John Hopkins University Press, 1999. (Creating the North American Landscape). ISBN 0-8018-6047-4. (Collections consulted include: W. L. Huber Papers, David E. Hughes Papers, J. B. Lippincott Papers)

  • Gateway to the inland coast : the story of the Carquinez Strait. Andrew Neal Cohen. Crockett, Calif.: Carquinez Strait Preservation Trust: Carquinez Strait MOU Coordinating Council; Sacramento: California State Lands Commission, c1996.
  • Building the Ultimate Dam: John S. Eastwood and the Control of Water in the West. Donald C. Jackson. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 1995. (Development of Western Resources). ISBN 0-7006-0716-1. (Collections consulted include: Charles Derleth Papers, John S. Eastwood Papers, J. D. Galloway Papers, W. L. Huber Papers, J. B. Lippincott Papers, Hiram N. Savage Papers, James D. Schuyler Papers)
  • "A Man, A Dam and A Disaster: Mulholland and the St. Francis Dam." J. David Rogers. In The St. Francis Dam Disaster Revisited. Doyce B. Nunis, Jr., editor. Los Angeles: Historical Society of Southern California; Ventura: Ventura County Museum of History & Art, c1995. ISBN 0-914421-13-1. (Collections consulted include: Charles H. Lee Papers)
  • The River Stops Here: How One Man’s Battle to Save His Valley Changed the Fate of California. Ted Simon. New York: Random House, 1994. ISBN 0-679-42822-4.
  • Rivers in the Desert: William Mulholland and the Inventing of Los Angeles. Margaret Leslie Davis. New York: HarperCollins, 1993. ISBN 0-06-016698-3 (cloth); 0-06-092194-3 (pbk.). (Collections consulted include: J. B. Lippincott Papers)
  • The Great Thirst: Californians and Water, 1770s-1990s. Norris Hundley, Jr. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1992. ISBN 0-520-07786-5.
  • Western Times and Water Wars: State, Culture, and Rebellion in 
CaliforniaWestern Times and Water Wars: State, Culture, and Rebellion in California. John Walton. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1992. ISBN 0-520-07245-6.
  • The Water Encyclopedia. 2nd ed. Frits Van der Leeden, Fred L. Troise, David Keith Todd. Chelsea, Mich.: Lewis Publishers, 1990. (Geraghty and Miller Ground-Water Series). ISBN 0-87371-12-03.
  • Battling the Inland Sea: Floods, Public Policy, and the Sacramento Valley. Robert Kelley. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1989. (Reprinted: Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. ISBN 0-520-21428-5). (Collections consulted include: Robert Kelley Papers)
  • A Life of Its Own: The Politics and Power of Water. Robert Gottlieb. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1988. ISBN 0-15-195190-X.
  • Land, Water and Power: A History of the Turlock Irrigation District, 1887-1987. Alan M. Paterson. Glendale, Calif.: Arthur H. Clark Co., 1987. (Western lands and waters series ; 14). ISBN 0-87062-177-7.
  • The Gate: The True Story of the Design and Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. John van der Zee. New York: Simon & Schuster, c1986. ISBN 0-671-60205-5. (Collections consulted include: Charles Derleth Papers, J.D. Galloway Papers)
  • Rivers of Empire: Water, Aridity & the Growth of the American West. Donald Worster. New York: Pantheon Books, c1985. ISBN 0-394-51680-X.
  • From the Family Farm to Agribusiness: The Irrigation Crusade in California and the West, 1850-1931. Donald J. Pisani. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1984. ISBN 0-520-05127-0. (Collections consulted include: Frank Adams Papers, Sidney T. Harding Papers, Edward Hyatt Papers, J.B. Lippincott Papers, Robert Marshall Papers, Elwood Mead Papers, Thomas H. Means Papers)
  • Water and Power: The Conflict Over Los Angeles’ Water Supply in the Owens Valley. William L. Kahrl. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982. ISBN 0-520-04431-2 (cloth); 0-520-05068-1 (pbk.). (Collections consulted include: W. L. Huber Papers, J. B. Lippincott Papers, Thomas H. Means Papers, Andrae B. Nordskog Papers)
  • A River No More: The Colorado River and the WestA River No More: The Colorado River and the WestPhilip L. Fradkin. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. 0-394-41579-5. (Reprinted: Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 1984, ISBN 0- 8165-0823-2; Expanded and updated: Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996, ISBN 0-520-20564-2)
  • The California Water Atlas. William L. Kahrl, project director and editor. Sacramento: The Governor's Office of Planning and Research; Los Altos, Calif.: distributed by William Kaufmann, 1979. ISBN 0-913232-68-8. (Includes guide to further reading prepared by former WRCA librarian Mary Deane)

    The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta : The Evolution and implementation of Water Policy : An Historical Perspective. W. Turrentine Jackson and Alan M. Paterson: California Water Resources Center; Davis, California, 1977. Technical Completion Report no. 163. (Collections consulted include: Carl W. Schedler papers.)

  • Water and the West: The Colorado River Compact and the Politics of Water in the American West. Norris Hundley, Jr. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1975. ISBN 0-520-02700-0. (Collections consulted include: Frank Adams Papers, J. B. Lippincott Papers)
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