Wide rivers crossed : the South Platte and the Illinois of the American prairie /
In this book, the author tells the stories of two rivers - the South Platte on the western plains and the Illinois on the eastern - to represent the environmental history and historical transformation of major rivers across the American prairie. The author begins with the rivers' natural histor...
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Electronic book from EBSCO
University Press of Colorado,
Table of Contents:
- Streams of the shortgrass prairie : the South Platte River basin. At the headwaters ; Onto the plains ; River metamorphosis ; What the future holds
- Streams of the tallgrass prairie : the Illinois River basin. Natural history of the Illinois River ; Native Americans and the first European settlers ; Twentieth-century river metamorphosis ; What the future holds.