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Down to the waterline : boundaries, nature, and the law in Florida

Down to the waterline : boundaries, nature, and the law in Florida

Author: Sara Warner
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
An analysis of the ordinary high water line (OHWL) doctrine and its legal, technical and cultural underpinnings.

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Genre/Form: Internet resource
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Warner
ISBN: 0820327034 9780820327037 9780820330372 082033037X
OCLC Number: 57168329
Description: xiv, 266 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A case of conflict : growth, science, tradition --
The Kissimmee River story : empire and ecology --
Custom, criteria, and community : clarifying the OHWL concept --
Drawing the line : the changing status of the natural world --
Lawyers, landowners, surveyors, and the state : the OHWL language wars --
A new low for the ordinary high water line : the demand for certainty --
Down to the waterline : the nature of our place.
Responsibility: Sara Warner.
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Using Florida as a case study, Down to the Waterline is an analysis of the boundary separating public waters from private uplands - the ordinary high water line (OWHL), its doctrine and its legal,  Read more...


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Down to the Waterline contains a tapestry of several beautiful interwoven themes: that nature must be reckoned with when determining waterfront property lines; that we seldom if ever fully anticipate Read more...

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