Unruly River: Two Centuries of Change along the Missouri

Unruly River: Two Centuries of Change along the Missouri

by Robert Kelley Schneiders
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0700611886

ISBN-13: 9780700611881

Pub. Date: 03/28/1999

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

Writing in a new tradition of environmental history, Robert Kelley Schneiders takes a long historical view to reconstruct the Missouri Valley environment before Euro-American settlement and then trace the environmental transformations resulting from the development projects of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He tells how the mighty Missouri has been

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Writing in a new tradition of environmental history, Robert Kelley Schneiders takes a long historical view to reconstruct the Missouri Valley environment before Euro-American settlement and then trace the environmental transformations resulting from the development projects of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He tells how the mighty Missouri has been transformed from a shallow, meandering stream to an engineered waterway with over a dozen dams, thousands of stone pile dikes, and seemingly endless miles of rock bank line--and how the river has reacted to the disruption of its original hydrologic and ecological processes.

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ISBN-13:
9780700611881
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Maps

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction

2. The Modern Missouri

3. The Missouri River Yesterday

4. The Missouri Valley and American Settlement, 1803-1880

5. The River Abandoned

6. The River Rediscovered

7. The Dry Years, 1927-1942

8. South Dakota Attempts to Develop the River

9. The Wet Years, 1943-1951

10. The Mighty Missouri and the Final Quest for Control

11. The Untamable Missouri

12. Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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