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Disconnected rivers : linking rivers to landscapes

Author: Ellen E Wohl
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ellen Wohl offers a survey of the history & present condition of river systems across the US. After describing the biological, chemical & physical aspects of the functioning of rivers, she discusses the changes as the result of development & federal management, & examines rehabilitation projects.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen E Wohl
ISBN: 0300103328 9780300103328
OCLC Number: 55473714
Description: xiii, 301 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Why should we care about rivers? --
American rivers --
Conquering a new world : pioneer impacts --
Poisoning America : commercial impacts --
Institutional conquest : bureaucratic impacts --
Trying to do the right thing : rehabilitation impacts --
Thinking in terms of rivers.
Other Titles: Rivers
Responsibility: Ellen E. Wohl.
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