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Title:
The source : how rivers made America and America remade its rivers
Author:
Doyle, Martin, 1973- author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
349 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Summary:
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.
Language:
English
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.
ISBN:
9780393242355
Format :
Book