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The source : how rivers made America and America remade its rivers

Author: Martin Doyle
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A history of the role of rivers in shaping American politics, economics, and society draws on experts from diverse backgrounds to explore how the natural and human transformations of rivers have made a significant impact on the nation.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Doyle, Martin (Professor of river science).
Source.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]
(OCoLC)988276247
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Doyle
ISBN: 9780393242362 0393242366
OCLC Number: 1022267304
Description: 1 online resource (349 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Part one: Federalism. Navigating the republic --
Life on the Mississippi --
The rise of the levees --
Flood control --
Part two: Sovereignty and property. Water wars --
A new water market --
Part three: Taxation. Running water --
Burning rivers --
Part four: Regulation. Regulating power --
The power of a river --
Part five: Conservation. Channelization --
The restoration economy.
Responsibility: Martin Doyle.

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A history of the role of rivers in shaping American politics, economics, and society draws on experts from diverse backgrounds to explore how the natural and human transformations of rivers have made a significant impact on the nation.

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