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The great river : the making and unmaking of the Mississippi  Cover Image Book Book

The great river : the making and unmaking of the Mississippi / Boyce Upholt.

Upholt, Boyce, (author.).


In this landmark work of natural history, a journalist tells the epic story of the Mississippi River and the centuries of efforts to control it, which have damaged its once-vibrant ecosystems, carrying readers along the river's last remaining backchannels and exploring how scientists hope to restore what has been lost.

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  • ISBN: 9780393867879
  • ISBN: 0393867870
  • Physical Description: 330 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2024]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-312) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: A most magnificent spectacle -- Part I: Alluvial chronicles. Searching for a river -- Tomahawk claims -- Cosmic river -- Part II: American river. Half horse, half alligator -- The Office of River Improvement -- Dancing at the skirts of Congress -- That big green wall -- The great flood -- Part III: The unmade Mississippi. Hooked up, hard down -- Death alley -- The great unraveling -- Beautiful country -- Epilogue: The water of the future.
Subject: Natural history > Mississippi River.
Mississippi River > History.
Flood control > Mississippi River > History.
Sciences naturelles > Mississippi (Fleuve)
Mississippi (Fleuve) > Histoire.
Inondations > MaƮtrise > Mississippi (Fleuve) > Histoire.
Genre: local histories.
Local histories.
Histoires locales.

Available copies

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library 508.77 UPHOLT 2024 39851001779470 New Non-fiction Copy hold Checked out 07/26/2024

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