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The Marsh Builders: The Fight for Clean Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife

Sharon Levy


Swamps and marshes once covered vast stretches of the North American landscape. The destruction of these habitats, long seen as wastelands that harbored deadly disease, accelerated in the twentieth century. Today, the majority of the original wetlands in the US have vanished, transformed into farm fields or buried under city streets. In The Marsh Builders, Sharon Levy delves into the intertwined histories of wetlands loss and water pollution. The book's springboard is the tale of a years-long citizen uprising in Humboldt County, California, which led to the creation of one of the first U.S. we ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190246402
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190246402.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sharon Levy, author