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University of Chicago Geography Research Paper #241: Wetlands of the American Midwest: A Historical Geography of Changing Attitudes

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How people perceive wetlands has always played a crucial role in determining how people act toward them. In this readable and objective account, Hugh Prince examines literary evidence as well as government and scientific documents to uncover the history of changing attitudes toward wetlands in the American Midwest.

As attitudes changed, so did scientific research agendas, government policies, and farmers' strategies for managing their land. Originally viewed as bountiful sources of wildlife by indigenous peoples, wet areas called "wet prairies," "swamps," or "bogs" in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were considered productive only when drained for agricultural use. Beginning in the 1950s, many came to see these renamed "wetlands" as valuable for wildlife and soil conservation.

Prince's book will appeal to a wide readership, ranging from geographers and environmental historians to the many government and private agencies and individuals concerned with wetland research, management, and preservation.

Book News Annotation:

Examines literary evidence as well as government and scientific documents to uncover the history of changing attitudes toward wetlands in the American Midwest. Traces the evolution of scientific research agendas, government policies, and farmers' strategies for managing wetlands from pre-colonial times to the present. Includes b&w photos. Of interest to geographers, environmental historians, policy makers, and professionals in research, management, and conservation.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents

List of figures

List of tables

Preface

1: Changing Attitudes

2: Physical Characteristics of Wet Prairies and Bogs

3: Native American Occupation

4: Early Nineteenth-century Views of Wetlands

5: Landowners, Cattlemen, Railroads, and Tenants on Wet Prairies

6: Draining and Agricultural Change on Wet Prairies

7: Occupying, Draining, and Abandoning Northern Bogs and Swamps

8: Utilizing and Conserving Wet Prairies since 1930

9: Changing Wetland Images and Values

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Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226682839
Author:
Prince, Hugh
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Prince, Hugh
Author:
Prince, Hugh C.
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Real Estate
Subject:
Middle west
Subject:
Wetlands
Subject:
Wetlands -- Middle West.
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
Real Estate - General
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
University of Chicago Geography Research Paper
Series Volume:
no. WQ-96-07no. 241
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 halftones, 35 maps, 36 line drawings,
Pages:
410
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Business » Real Estate
History and Social Science » Geography » General
History and Social Science » Geography » North America
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Reference
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment

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