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The Resource River republic : the fall and rise of America's rivers, Daniel McCool

River republic : the fall and rise of America's rivers, Daniel McCool

Label
River republic : the fall and rise of America's rivers
Title
River republic
Title remainder
the fall and rise of America's rivers
Statement of responsibility
Daniel McCool
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: Daniel McCool not only chronicles the history of water development agencies in America and the way in which special interests have abused rather than preserved the country's rivers, he also narrates the second, brighter act in this ongoing story: the surging, grassroots movement to bring these rivers back to life and ensure they remain pristine for future generations. The culmination of ten years of research and observation, McCool's book confirms the surprising news that America's rivers are indeed returning to a healthier, free-flowing condition. The politics of river restoration demonstrates how strong grassroots movements can challenge entrenched powers and win. Through passion and dedication, ordinary people are reclaiming the American landscape, forming a "river republic" of concerned citizens from all backgrounds and sectors of society. As McCool shows, the history, culture, and fate of America is tied to its rivers, and their restoration is a microcosm mirroring American beliefs, livelihoods, and an increasing awareness of what two hundred years of environmental degradation can do. McCool profiles the individuals he calls "instigators," who initiated the fight for these waterways and, despite enormous odds, have succeeded in the near-impossible task of challenging and changing the status quo. Part I of the volume recounts the history of America's relationship to its rivers; part II describes how and why Americans "parted" them out, destroying their essence and diminishing their value; and part III shows how society can live in harmony with its waterways while restoring their well-being-and, by extension, the well-being of those who depend on them
Cataloging source
DLC
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1950-
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McCool, Daniel
Dewey number
333.91/620973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GB1215
LC item number
.M34 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rivers
  • Water
  • Stream restoration
  • Stream conservation
Label
River republic : the fall and rise of America's rivers, Daniel McCool
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and 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
  • The argo-industrial complex
  • Fish traps ; Dying 4 water
  • Crops, capitalism, and context
  • Falling waters : hydropower and renewable energy:
  • Smolts and volts
  • The scenic and the sacred
  • Bucket of ashes
  • Rivers into waterways : barging, locks, and dams:
  • Tallstacks
  • Cooking the data
  • Green River / William Cullen Bryant -- Map : Selected sites -- pt. 1. The fall
  • Dinner buckets and party barges
  • A national duty
  • Black water rising : the myth of flood control:
  • The storm of Good Friday
  • Galloway ; House-a-fire ; Coon-ass
  • The house of death floats by
  • Downstream dilemma : water pollution:
  • Toxics run through it
  • Song of the Chattahoochee
  • Too many federal toilets, not enough senators
  • Crumbling edifice: The disjuncture ; Instigators ; The glen
  • Superfund river
  • Pure river of water of life -- pt. 3. Resurrection
  • River city : urban riverscapes:
  • Belle Isle
  • River of the angels
  • River of democracy and the Emerald Necklace ; A great multitude of fish ; The pleasantness of the river
  • Net losses : habitat and endangered species:
  • Alphabet gumbo ; God bless America ; Ten thousand years of fishing
  • A foot deep with fish ; The other side of the river
  • Show me the money
  • Water hubris -- Planters, sawyers, and snags : the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: "Building strong ; Not just peanuts ; Rusting rebar ; The big boo-boo ; Under siege ; The invitation
  • Playground on the move : river recreation:
  • Moving-water recreation ; Agents of change
  • Lunkers and extreme instant shade
  • Water warriors
  • The river commons: Kitty Clyde's sister
  • Black-side up
  • The Katrina syndrome
  • Amenity rivers ; Instigators redux
  • Lotic dreams
  • The manless land : the bureau of reclamation:
  • Watery science ; The inland empire and the fifty princesses ; Dinosaur ; Dominy
  • Sugar city ; Turning the corner
  • Blueprint for reform ; The pendulum and the rogue ; Water ; Heritage of conflict -- pt. 2. Dismemberment
  • Handout horticulture : farming and the Feds:
  • 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
Control code
778827900
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 388 pages
Isbn
9780231161305
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012006043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)778827900
Label
River republic : the fall and rise of America's rivers, Daniel McCool
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and 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
  • The argo-industrial complex
  • Fish traps ; Dying 4 water
  • Crops, capitalism, and context
  • Falling waters : hydropower and renewable energy:
  • Smolts and volts
  • The scenic and the sacred
  • Bucket of ashes
  • Rivers into waterways : barging, locks, and dams:
  • Tallstacks
  • Cooking the data
  • Green River / William Cullen Bryant -- Map : Selected sites -- pt. 1. The fall
  • Dinner buckets and party barges
  • A national duty
  • Black water rising : the myth of flood control:
  • The storm of Good Friday
  • Galloway ; House-a-fire ; Coon-ass
  • The house of death floats by
  • Downstream dilemma : water pollution:
  • Toxics run through it
  • Song of the Chattahoochee
  • Too many federal toilets, not enough senators
  • Crumbling edifice: The disjuncture ; Instigators ; The glen
  • Superfund river
  • Pure river of water of life -- pt. 3. Resurrection
  • River city : urban riverscapes:
  • Belle Isle
  • River of the angels
  • River of democracy and the Emerald Necklace ; A great multitude of fish ; The pleasantness of the river
  • Net losses : habitat and endangered species:
  • Alphabet gumbo ; God bless America ; Ten thousand years of fishing
  • A foot deep with fish ; The other side of the river
  • Show me the money
  • Water hubris -- Planters, sawyers, and snags : the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: "Building strong ; Not just peanuts ; Rusting rebar ; The big boo-boo ; Under siege ; The invitation
  • Playground on the move : river recreation:
  • Moving-water recreation ; Agents of change
  • Lunkers and extreme instant shade
  • Water warriors
  • The river commons: Kitty Clyde's sister
  • Black-side up
  • The Katrina syndrome
  • Amenity rivers ; Instigators redux
  • Lotic dreams
  • The manless land : the bureau of reclamation:
  • Watery science ; The inland empire and the fifty princesses ; Dinosaur ; Dominy
  • Sugar city ; Turning the corner
  • Blueprint for reform ; The pendulum and the rogue ; Water ; Heritage of conflict -- pt. 2. Dismemberment
  • Handout horticulture : farming and the Feds:
  • 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
Control code
778827900
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 388 pages
Isbn
9780231161305
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012006043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)778827900

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