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Author McCool, Daniel, 1950-
Title River republic : the fall and rise of America's rivers / Daniel McCool.
Published New York : Columbia University Press, c2012.
Book Cover
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 Floor2  GB1215 .M34 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Description xvi, 388 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents Part I. The fall. Crumbling edifice ; Planters, sawyers, and snags: the U.S. Army corps of engineers ; The manless land: the bureau of reclamation -- Part II. Dismemberment. Handout horticulture: farming and the feds ; Falling waters: hydropower and renewable energy ; Rivers into waterways: barging, locks, and dams ; Black water rising: the myth of flood control ; Downstream dilemma: water pollution -- Part III. Resurrection. River city: urban riverscapes ; Net losses: habitat and endangered species ; Playground on the move: river recreation ; The river commons.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Rivers -- Environmental aspects -- United States -- History.
Water -- Pollution -- United States -- History.
Stream restoration -- United States.
Stream conservation -- United States.
ISBN 0231161301 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780231161305 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780231504416 (ebook)
0231504411 (ebook)
OCLC number 778827900