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In Lifelines, Tim Palmer addresses the fate of our waterways. While proposals for gigantic federal dams are no longer common, and some of the worst pollution has been brought under control, myriad other concerns have appeared—many of them more subtle and complex than the threats of the past.
Palmer examines the alarming condition of rivers in today's world, reports on the success in restoring some of our most polluted streams and in stopping destructive dams, and builds the case for what must be done to avoid the collapse of riparian ecosystems and to reclaim qualities we cannot do without. He documents the needs for a new level of awareness and suggests ways to avert the plunder of our remaining river legacy.
Lifelines offers a fresh perspective on:
Chapter 1. Sustaining the Lifelines of a Continent
Chapter 2. The Embodiment of Rivers
Chapter 3. Breaking the Concrete Fix
Chapter 4. The Myth of Hydropower
Chapter 5. The Elusive Goal of Quality
Chapter 6. The Remains of Rivers
Chapter 7. The Riparian Edge
Chapter 8. The Heart of the Ecosystem
Chapter 9. A Time for Rivers
-Organizations Involved in River Protection