Susquehanna, River of Dreams

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Overview

"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.

An award-winning journalist tells the sweeping story of one of America's great rivers--ranging in time from the Susquehanna's geologic origins to the modern threats to its ecosystem, describing human settlements, industry and pollution, and recent efforts to save the river. 35 illus.

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Editorial Reviews

Philadelphia Inquirer
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

Baltimore Sun
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

Easton Star-Democrat
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

Philadelphia Inquirer - Richard L. Stanton
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.
Baltimore Sun - Tom Horton
An eminently readable, nicely researched tour de force that goes on my must-reading list for anyone interested in knowing the Chesapeake Bay.
Easton Star-Democrat - John Goodspeed
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.
Booknews
Ranging in time from the Susquehanna's geologic origins to the modern threats to its ecosystem, Stranahan, a journalist with The Philadelphia Inquirer who has reported on major events along the Susquehanna and written about environmental issues in the region for two decades, describes human settlements, industry and pollution, and recent efforts to save the river and its "drowned estuary," the Chesapeake Bay. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801851476
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1995
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 307
  • Sales rank: 1,406,665
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue
1 Geology - "Nature's handiwork on display" 6
2 Economic Development - "A race for the river!" 38
3 Logging - "The trees came down like tall grass" 74
4 Floods - "We are going to try to beat the river" 116
5 Pollution - "A trifling inconvenience " 144
6 Nuclear Development - "There is absolutely no danger" 182
7 Farming - "Stewards of this garden" 214
8 Shad Restoration - "You can't be half-hearted" 242
9 The River and the Bay - "A long-term investment" 278
Epilogue 303
Recommended Reading 309
Index 313
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