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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John Thompson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;


-- John Thompson on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Author writes about the Illinois River south of Peoria to the confluence with the Mississippi and how drainage and flood protection altered the natural habitat.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Wetlands drainage, river modification, and sectoral conflict in the lower Illinois Valley, 1890-1930 /
ISBN: 0809323982. OCLC Number: 45799465

Southern Illinois University Press,. .

"John Thompson provides a historical account of the development process, sectoral conflicts, and outcomes related to major alterations of land and water relationships, as well as habit changes, caused in the valley downstream from Peoria by the large-scale reclamations for agriculture and the post-1900 intrusion of large volumes of wastewater from the Sanitary and Ship Canal of Chicago."--Jacket.