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Discovering the unknown landscape : a history of America's wetlands

Author: Ann Vileisis
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author "discusses the many factors that influence patterns of land use--ideology, economics, law, perception, art--and examines the complicated interactions among those factors that have resulted in our contemporary landscape" and in our approach to wetlands.--Jacket.
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Vileisis, Ann.
Discovering the unknown landscape.
Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)747304678
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Vileisis
ISBN: 155963314X 9781559633147
OCLC Number: 37300603
Awards: American Historical Association Herbert Feis Award, 1998.
American Society for Environmental History George Perkins Marsh Prize, 1999.
Description: xii, 433 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: ch. 1. Landscape on the periphery --
ch. 2. Mosaic of native swamps, bogs, and marshes --
ch. 3. Nation founded on wetlands --
ch. 4. Exploring the unknown landscape --
ch. 5. Drainage imperative codified --
ch. 6. Wetlands portrayed and envisioned --
ch. 7. Machines in the wetland gardens --
ch. 8. New voices for the wetlands --
ch. 9. Double agenda --
ch. 10. In the path of the boom --
ch. 11. Citizens and lawmakers enlist in the wetlands cause --
ch. 12. Federal bulldozers and draglines --
ch. 13. With new tools in hand --
ch. 14. Reagan agenda challenges wetland gains --
ch. 15. Making and breaking the farm connection --
ch. 16. Contentious era for wetlands --
ch. 17. Promise of restoration --
ch. 18. Lessons of history.
Responsibility: Ann Vileisis.
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The author "discusses the many factors that influence patterns of land use--ideology, economics, law, perception, art--and examines the complicated interactions among those factors that have resulted in our contemporary landscape" and in our approach to wetlands.--Jacket.

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