"The Source" by Martin Doyle. A Teeny Review

The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its RiversThe Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers by Martin  Doyle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

How did rivers build and benefit America in its infancy to the present. What are the various ways they have impacted our economics and political directions? These questions, and more, are answered by Mark Doyle, director of the Water Policy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and professor of river science and policy at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, in his 352 page hardback, "The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers." The book genuinely follows its subtitle, working through riverine history, the commodification and modification of rivers, and now their remaking. It's an enjoyable work, that will educate and delight whoever reads it. Though it's about our waterways, it's not all wet! I highly recommend the book.


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