Living Waters: Reading the Rivers of the Lower Great Lakes

Living Waters: Reading the Rivers of the Lower Great Lakes

by Margaret Wooster

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Overview

Fascinating stories based on the author’s exploration of eight rivers in New York and Québec.

In Living Waters, Margaret Wooster canoes, portages, camps beside, and wades into eight Great Lakes watersheds across New York and Québec, returning with her pockets full of original stories from these beautiful, boggy, and prehistoric waterways. From the history of hydropower development on the Niagara River to the search for a wizard’s cave in the Zoar Valley, from a portrait of an urban creek in Buffalo, to the origins and demise of New France on the St. Lawrence, Living Waters offers a fascinating, first-person exploration of the rivers that impact our world’s largest freshwater ecosystem.

Margaret Wooster is the author of Somewhere to Go on Sunday: A Guide to Natural Treasures in Western New York. She lives in Buffalo, New York.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791477120
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 01/29/2009
Series: Excelsior Editions
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 213
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Margaret Wooster is the author of Somewhere to Go on Sunday: A Guide to Natural Treasures in Western New York. She lives in Buffalo, New York.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments

Introduction
1. The Global Context

Part I. The Niagara Frontier

2. What Is Niagara?
Interlude: Harmonic Convergence, Niagara Falls

3. Scajaquada: Portrait of an Urban Creek

4. Buffalo River Abandoned
Interlude: The Power of Water

Part II. Beginnings

5. Genesee Torture Tree: Rereading Little Beard’s Signs

6. Zoar Valley Genesis
Interlude: Killdeer and Other Mysteries

Part III. The Eastern Door

7. High Peaks, Cloud Lakes

8. Oswego, Onondaga, and the Politics of Listing

9. Le Fleuve
Interlude: Second Voyage

10. Leopold Revisited

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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