Susquehanna, River of Dreams

Susquehanna, River of Dreams

by Susan Q. Stranahan
     
 

"An eminently readable, nicely researched tour de force that goes on my must-reading list for anyone interested in knowing the Chesapeake Bay."—Tom Horton, Baltimore Sun.

"This excellent book about the Susquehanna River is as good as, and maybe better than, the celebrated Rivers of America series books... Much more comprehensive than most river

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"An eminently readable, nicely researched tour de force that goes on my must-reading list for anyone interested in knowing the Chesapeake Bay."—Tom Horton, Baltimore Sun.

"This excellent book about the Susquehanna River is as good as, and maybe better than, the celebrated Rivers of America series books... Much more comprehensive than most river histories published before the recent rise of concern about dangerous water pollution."—John Goodspeed, Easton Star-Democrat.

"Susan Q. Stranahan could well know more about the present natural state of the Susquehanna River and its 27,500-square-mile watershed than anyone... She has written a fine book, well-researched and detailed, a thrilling account."—Richard L. Stanton, Philadelphia Inquirer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801851476
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
307
Sales rank:
450,541
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.85(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue
1Geology - "Nature's handiwork on display"6
2Economic Development - "A race for the river!"38
3Logging - "The trees came down like tall grass"74
4Floods - "We are going to try to beat the river"116
5Pollution - "A trifling inconvenience "144
6Nuclear Development - "There is absolutely no danger"182
7Farming - "Stewards of this garden"214
8Shad Restoration - "You can't be half-hearted"242
9The River and the Bay - "A long-term investment"278
Epilogue303
Recommended Reading309
Index313

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