Unruly River: Two Centuries of Change along the Missouri

Unruly River: Two Centuries of Change along the Missouri

by Robert Kelley Schneiders
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

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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