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California Water Atlas

Posted by George J Janczyn on April 15, 2010

From San Diego to the Salton Sea, page 42

The Internet Archive contains a very high resolution digitized version of the beautiful California Water Atlas in a variety of online formats and released for free public use under a Creative Commons license.

A detailed, lavishly illustrated description of water and water issues in California. When published in 1979, Charles Wollenberg in the California Historical Quarterly called it “a very big and beautiful book…well-written, spectacularly illustrated, and filled with useful information for expert and layman alike…an indispensable sourcebook for decades to come.” The Quarterly Review of Biology said it was “a major reference work of interest to applied ecologists concerned with water supply and usage and to ecologists in general in California.” Illustrations, maps, charts, graphs, diagrams, and bibliography. — from the Archive’s description

You can visit the Archive’s page for all the available formats, including a Kindle edition, or click here for the flipbook version.

Here’s a good review from the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection blog.


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