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

Doyle, Martin, (author.).
Book Book ([2018])
Description: 349 pages : illustrations, maps, portrait, chart, photographs ; 25 cm.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]
7 of 8 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Peabody - Peabody Institute Library. (Show preferred library)
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Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction E 179 .D693 2018 (Text to Phone) Available -
Beverly Main NEW E 179 .D693 2018 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction (3rd Floor) E 179 D695 2018 (Text to Phone) Available -
Gordon College Stack Level 2 E 179 .D693 2018 (Text to Phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 333.9162 DOYLE 2018 (Text to Phone) Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780393242355
  • ISBN: 0393242358
  • Edition: First Edition.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-334) and index.
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.
Summary: Author Martin Doyle tells the epic story of America and its rivers, from the U.S. Constitution’s 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 experiment―over federalism, sovereignty and property rights, taxation, regulation, conservation, and development. Through his encounters with experts all over the country―a 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 rights―Doyle reveals the central role rivers have played in American history―and how vital they are to its future. 20 illustrations.
Alternate Title: How rivers made America and America remade its rivers
Citation: Doyle, Martin. "The source : how rivers made America and America remade its rivers." New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2018.
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