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A rock between two rivers : fracturing a Texas family ranch, Hugh Asa Fitzsimons III

Label
A rock between two rivers : fracturing a Texas family ranch
Title
A rock between two rivers
Title remainder
fracturing a Texas family ranch
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Asa Fitzsimons III
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A Rock between Two Rivers is the story of a man coming to terms with the environmental legacy of his family?s ranch in Dimmitt County, Texas, and reckoning with the birthright he?ll leave for the generations who follow. What began for Hugh Fitzsimons as a mission to expose local ecological hazards from hydraulic fracking has turned into a lifelong ache to understand the more complicated story of how his family changed the land inherited from his grandfather, and deeper still, how the land irrevocably changed the family. Water is the lens through which this fifth-generation rancher tells his story. While the discovery of oil in this part of Texas fueled the region's growth, water has the upper hand, determining where people live and how they make their living. Agriculture, ranching, drilling for oil, and now fracking all require water, with each pursuit requiring more and more but giving back less and less to the communities they?ve helped enrich. In A Rock between Two Rivers, Fitzsimons struggles with the inheritance he wants for his own children, one that considers the future consequences of our actions toward the land we are born to and owns the broader threats to our natural resources that loom in the near distance. Interweaving a family narrative of a life built on the U.S.-Mexico border and the history of European colonization with its brutal consequences on the land and indigenous peoples, Fitzsimons explores how our attitudes toward this precious resource have changed alongside our relationship to the places we call home
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fitzsimons, Hugh, III
Dewey number
920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water conservation
  • Ranches
Label
A rock between two rivers : fracturing a Texas family ranch, Hugh Asa Fitzsimons III
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BK0021766554
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 189 pages
Isbn
9781595348401
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A rock between two rivers : fracturing a Texas family ranch, Hugh Asa Fitzsimons III
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BK0021766554
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 189 pages
Isbn
9781595348401
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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