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Introduction
WithNorman J. Rosenberg
Pages 7

This volume is primarily a compilation of papers presented at a symposium entitled - American Droughts - which took place in Denver on the morning of February 21, 1977 as one of the first sessions of the 1977 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The symposium generated considerable excitement. We who participated would have liked to believe that our collective reputation as scientists and scholars was responsible for attracting an overflow audience as well as large numbers of journalists and television people representing the national press and the networks. We must admit, however, that it was drought which provided the stimulus for this attention.