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by MR Tony Angell,Mike Sato




The historical puzzle that is the Green River and its drainage basin, from Mount Rainier to Puget Sound, is carefully pieced together in this portrait of the people, events, and dramatic forces that have determined the fate of this once-powerful river. Beginning in the early years of this century, the Duwamish/Green waterway was rechanneled, dredged, dammed, and diked in an attempt to prevent flooding and salvage land for agriculture and industry. The "taming" of the river made a valuable stretch of land usable year-round but the consequences have been pollution and the destruction of the habitat it once provided for fish, shellfish, and wildlife. Ranging from prehistoric times to the present, from geologic forces to political and economic battles, The Price of Taming a River shows clearly what has been lost but also tells the compelling story of the individuals and communities who are working to restore and preserve the watershed. It is a story of small places and large issues, of bitter controversy and quiet victories, which presents a vision of what can be accomplished by those who choose to embrace their role as stewards of the river.
Download The Price of Taming a River: The Decline of Puget Sound's Duwamish/Green Waterway epub
ISBN: 0898864909
ISBN13: 978-0898864908
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Engineering
Author: MR Tony Angell,Mike Sato
Language: English
Publisher: Mountaineers Books (May 1, 1997)
Pages: 107 pages
ePUB size: 1611 kb
FB2 size: 1792 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 412
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BOND
Great book, read it for a stream ecology class, and enjoyed the read.
Mori
Great background on the issues relating to the Puget Sound and the Duwamish. I recommend it to people interested in understanding an important aspect of the complex issues relating to the Sound.