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River republic : the fall and rise of America's rivers /

by McCool, Daniel.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c2012Description: xvi, 388 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780231161305 (cloth : alk. paper); 0231161301 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Rivers -- Environmental aspects -- United States -- History | Water -- Pollution -- United States -- History | Stream restoration -- United States | Stream conservation -- United States
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.
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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.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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