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作者 Archer, Kenna Lang, 1982- author
書名 Unruly waters : a social and environmental history of the Brazos River / Kenna Lang Archer
出版項 Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2015
國際標準書號 9780826355874 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  F392.B842 A671 2015    在架上    30530001273317
版本 First edition
說明 xxvii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 "Running more than 1,200 miles from headwaters in eastern New Mexico through the middle of Texas to the Gulf of Mexico, the Brazos River has frustrated developers for nearly two centuries. This environmental history of the Brazos traces the techniques that engineers and politicians have repeatedly used to try to manage its flow. The vast majority of projects proposed or constructed in this watershed were failures, undone by the geology of the river as much as the cost of improvement. When developers erected locks, the river changed course. When they built large-scale dams, floodwaters overflowed the concrete rims. When they constructed levees, the soils collapsed. Yet lawmakers and laypeople, boosters and engineers continued to work toward improving the river and harnessing it for various uses. Through the plight of the Brazos River Archer illuminates the broader commentary on the efforts to tame this nation's rivers as well as its historical perspectives on development and technology. The struggle to overcome nature, Archer notes, reflects a quintessentially American faith in technology"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-249) and index
主題 Brazos River (Tex.) -- History
Brazos River Valley (Tex.) -- Environmental conditions -- History
Brazos River Valley (Tex.) -- Social conditions
Alt Title Social and environmental history of the Brazos River
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