Unruly River: Two Centuries of Change Along the Missouri (Development of Western Resources)

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Writing in a new tradition of environmental history, the author takes a long historical view to reconstruct the Missouri Valley environment before Euro-American settlement. 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 he examines how the river has reacted to the disruption of its original hydrolic and ecological processes. Illustrated with 57 b&w photographs and 17 maps. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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"Unruly River tells a complicated story without oversimplifying politics or nature. Schneiders looks at the Missouri as a living entity: a product of the geology that created it, the soil that surrounds it, the marine creatures that live in it, the plants and animals that adjoin and border it, and the birds that fly over it. It is, as the author says, 'ever-changing and forever wild.'"--Donald J. Pisani, author of Water, Land, and Law in the West

"A major contribution to environmental history and Missouri River historiography that deserves a wide audience."--William E. Lass, author of From the Missouri to the Great Salt Lake and A History of Steamboating on the Upper Missouri River

"An exceptional history that deals with real communities and real people, rather than just nameless bureaucracies."--John E. Thorson, author of River of Promise, River of Peril: The Politics of Managing the Missouri River

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Robert Kelley Schneiders currently serves as an adjunct professor of history at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

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