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The River We Have Wrought: A History of the Upper Mississippi

The River We Have Wrought: A History of the Upper Mississippi (Hardback)

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The River We Have Wrought is a landmark history of the upper Mississippi, from early European exploration through the completion of a navigable channel and a system of locks and dams in the mid-twentieth century. John Anfinson examines how politics has shaped the landscapes of the Upper Midwest and how taming the Mississippi River has affected economic sustainability, river ecology, and biological diversity.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesTransport industriesShipping industriesHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyNatural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentApplied ecologyNatural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesHuman biology Publisher: University of Minnesota Press Publication Date: 01/03/2003 ISBN-13: 9780816640232  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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John O. Anfinson is a historian with the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. For nearly twenty years he was the historian for the Saint Paul District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He is a founding board member of the Friends of the Mississippi River, an organization dedicated to improving the Mississippi's environmental health.

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