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Author Doyle, Martin, author.

Title The source : how rivers made America and America remade its rivers / Martin Doyle.

Edition First Edition.
Publication Info. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  973 DOY    AVAILABLE
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Description 349 pages : illustrations, maps, portrait, chart, photographs ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-334) and index.
Summary Author Martin Doyle tells the epic story of America and its rivers, from the U.S. Constitutions roots in interstate river navigation, the origins of the Army Corps of Engineers, the discovery of gold in 1848, and the construction of the Hoover Dam and the TVA during the New Deal, to the failure of the levees in Hurricane Katrina and the water wars in the west. Along the way, he explores how rivers have often been the source of arguments at the heart of the American experimentover federalism, sovereignty and property rights, taxation, regulation, conservation, and development. Through his encounters with experts all over the countrya Mississippi River tugboat captain, an Erie Canal lock operator, a dendrochronologist who can predict the future based on the story trees tell about the past, a western rancher fighting for water rightsDoyle reveals the central role rivers have played in American historyand how vital they are to its future. 20 illustrations.
Subject Rivers -- United States -- History.
Water resources development -- United States -- History.
Floodplain management -- United States -- History.
Water conservation -- United States -- History.
Added Title How rivers made America and America remade its rivers
ISBN 9780393242355
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