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Big Muddy Blues True Tales and Twisted Politics along Lewis and Clark's Missouri River

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ISBN-10: 0312327838

ISBN-13: 9780312327835

Edition: 2005

Authors: Bill Lambrecht

List price: $25.95
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America's Missouri River may be the nation's longest and most historically significant river, encompassing many of America's natural wonders between Missouri and Montana, draining almost 600,000 square miles in ten states and part of Canada, and, after Lewis and Clark's expedition 200 years ago, opening the West to a frenzied rush of expansion. But the Missouri is also the site of a vast, politically driven drama. It tops a list of emerging big-stakes river wars around the country that pit conservation, development, farm, barge, American Indian, and government interests against one another in clashes made even more complicated by the scarcity of water in many river basin states. In Big…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 4/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.386

Our stake in America's river west
The strong brown god
Two-faced river
Rolling on the river
1944 : when history changes course
Species on the brink
In a wicked sticky dilemma
Birds versus barges
Big muddy politics
Broken trust I : the flood
Broken trust II : the skulls of white swan
Water wars
One more river to boss
Learning to love Dr. Strangelove's canal
At the headwaters : choosing a new fork
The shifting balance
Early journeys
Native Americans and the law