9780253222572

Always a River

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  • ISBN13:

    9780253222572

  • ISBN10:

    0253222575

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-10-29
  • Publisher: Quarry Books
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Summary

The ever-changing Ohio River flows through time as well as space, connecting us with the past as it links Pittsburgh with Cincinnati, Cairo, and New Orleans.Always a Riverviews the Ohio through the perspective of history, geography, political science, economics, and literature. Essays by Scott Russell Sanders, John A. Jakle, Hubert G. H. Wilhelm, Michael Allen, Darrel E. Bigham, Leland R. Johnson, and Boyd Keenan tell about the settlement period of the river, its economic importance, the different phases of engineering over a long period of time, and the river as an eco-political system. This revised edition includes a new introduction with a historical overview, as well as an up-to-date map and index.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
New Introduction For The Second Edition
The Force of Moving Water
the Ohio Valley Revisited: Images from Nicholas Cresswell and Reuben Gold Thwaites
Settlement and Selected Landscape Imprints in the Ohio Valley
the Ohio River: Artery of Movement
River of Opportunity: Economic Consequences of the Ohio
Engineering the Ohio
an Ecopolitical System of Global Significance
Notes on the Illustrations
Selected Bibliography
Notes on the Contributors
Index
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