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The Resource Big Muddy blues : true tales and twisted politics along Lewis and Clark's Missouri River, Bill Lambrecht

Big Muddy blues : true tales and twisted politics along Lewis and Clark's Missouri River, Bill Lambrecht

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Big Muddy blues : true tales and twisted politics along Lewis and Clark's Missouri River
Title
Big Muddy blues
Title remainder
true tales and twisted politics along Lewis and Clark's Missouri River
Statement of responsibility
Bill Lambrecht
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
America's Missouri River may be the nation's longest and most historically significant river, encompassing many of America's natural wonders between Missouri and Montana, draining almost 600,000 square miles in ten states and part of Canada, and, after Lewis and Clark's expedition 200 years ago, opening the West to a frenzied rush of expansion. But the Missouri is also the site of a vast, politically driven drama. It tops a list of emerging big-stakes river wars around the country that pit conservation, development, farm, barge, American Indian, and government interests against one another in clashes made even more complicated by the scarcity of water in many river basin states. In Big Muddy Blues, veteran journalist Bill Lambrecht uses the bicentennial of Lewis and Clark's epic adventure west as a lens to show the other side of the story: what's been lost over 200 years. And the losses, on top of the 120 miles cut off the river by Army Corps stabilization efforts, aren't slight. Dependent on every word uttered in courtrooms and legislatures for their futures are more than 80 rare and endangered species, the family farms that require a stabilized river, the barges of shippers that require a heavier flow, and dozens if not hundreds of sacred Native American burial grounds. Running through it all is the water---more than 2,300 miles of it---that slakes the thirst of people in one-sixth of the nation and has, in the last few hundred years, been home to Native Americans, explorers, and settlers; river pirates, shipwrecks, and steamboats; and farmers, conservationists, and the Army. This is the story of "Big Muddy," of its influence on the formation and stability of our nation and of its place in the center of an escalating river war that will set the stage for water wars in the decades to come
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lambrecht, Bill
Dewey number
333.91/62/0978
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GE155.M85
LC item number
L36 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental protection
  • Lambrecht, Bill
  • Missouri River
  • Missouri River Valley
  • Missouri River
  • Missouri River Valley
  • Missouri River
Label
Big Muddy blues : true tales and twisted politics along Lewis and Clark's Missouri River, Bill Lambrecht
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our stake in America's river west -- The strong brown god -- Two-faced river -- Rolling on the river -- 1944: when history changes course -- Species on the brink -- In a wicked sticky dilemma -- Birds versus barges -- Big muddy politics -- Broken trust I: the flood -- Broken trust II: the skulls of white swan -- Water wars -- One more river to boss -- Learning to love Dr. Stangelove's canal -- At the headwaters: choosing a new fork -- The shifting balance -- Appendix A: Early journeys -- Appendix B: Native Americans and the law
Control code
56686446
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvi, 324 pages
Isbn
9780312327835
Lccn
2004051434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Big Muddy blues : true tales and twisted politics along Lewis and Clark's Missouri River, Bill Lambrecht
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Our stake in America's river west -- The strong brown god -- Two-faced river -- Rolling on the river -- 1944: when history changes course -- Species on the brink -- In a wicked sticky dilemma -- Birds versus barges -- Big muddy politics -- Broken trust I: the flood -- Broken trust II: the skulls of white swan -- Water wars -- One more river to boss -- Learning to love Dr. Stangelove's canal -- At the headwaters: choosing a new fork -- The shifting balance -- Appendix A: Early journeys -- Appendix B: Native Americans and the law
Control code
56686446
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvi, 324 pages
Isbn
9780312327835
Lccn
2004051434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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