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This is clearly a Pronunciation Pairs Teachers Book local interest book Having grown up in Chicago I found it fascinating but someone from elsewhere wouldikely fall asleep I actually thought about this book yesterday wading through mud in Lake County and it was nice to know the history that this area was all mud swamp at one time Recommend for Its a Whole Spiel locals not so much for others Some of it is very interesting but there is too much talk about sewage which I get is at the heart of the river but I also got the point rather uickly I would haveiked to understand the environmental impacts social and physical It does a good job w the No Risk Refused last one but I felt the other two were touched on only briefly The true engineering efforts were not described in detailike how did they do some of this engineering in the 19th and early 20th century But I do feel knowledgeable and I know some cool stories about Chicago and it s etymology I have been interested in the engineering feat that is the Chicago River s direction of flow We all know it was reversed but how did they do that And what maverick just decided THAT was how they would solved the problems This book is a book foundation for my obsession but I m still on the Out of the Shadows look out for a book that is ONLY about the reversal process I m currently reading this so Il update this once I finish Very very thorough And very very dry Ironic considering this is a book about a I finish Very very thorough And very very dry Ironic considering this is a book about a and its watershed I only read this or most of it for work It kinda sorta helped me understand the history of the Chicago River better but only when I was able to keep my eyes open ong enough to read than one or two paragraphs without falling asleep Well written book Definitely compelling inside baseball for those who are interested in. Used and abused Straightened and channelized Reversed and revered But never ignored An intimate biography of the heroic creek that Chicago made When Jolliet and Maruette used the Chicago portage the Chicago River was a humble even sluggish stream The Chicago River A Natural and Unnatural History IllinoisE southwest corner of Lake Michigan for thousands of years before the arrival of European explorers and traders in the 18th century The attraction of this Salvation: A Novel (Salvation Sequence) location s geography to them was the shortess than two mile portage between the Chicago and Des Plaines Rivers The primary obstacle in this portage was a slough called Mud Lake Overcoming this obstacle and assuring the smooth flow of trade westward to St Louis and beyond became a major factor in the growth of the city and in turn its influence on the river beginning with the establishment of a farm by Jean the river beginning with the establishment of a farm by Jean Point du Sable in 1784 and the building Of Fort Dearborn In 1803 The Engineering History Of Decades Fort Dearborn in 1803 The engineering history of decades building various ditches and canals to both divert and utilize the waterways of the Chicago River is a major part of the book which also discusses the engineering of major construction projects such as raising the city eight feet above the river to accommodate sewers and flooding Hill also devotes herself to showing the ecological conseuences of these projects which over the years turned the river into an open sewer followed by efforts to undo the damage restore the uality of the water and provide recreational activities such as kayaking and the Riverwalk While I found some of the history a bit tedious my overall appreciation for what I was A River of Royal Blood (A River of Royal Blood, learning about the cityriver nexus made this book well worth reading Iove this book Ms Hill has put so much into this book that it is truly satisfying It is one of my favorite books I keep going back to it Thank you for writing this Chicago s streets were raised up to make a sewer systemThe Chicago River had it s flow reverse to take sewage away from the cityAnd yet Chicago is still full of shi. Brings together years of original research and field explorations to tell the Chicago River's epic and exciting tale including her discrediting of Chicago's 1885 cholera epidemic as an urban egend which is now considered the final word on the topi. ,

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Chicago history Topography in general and the waterways in particular Are Not Readily Apparent In Day To Day Life In not readily apparent in day to day Souvenirs de dbauches life in Yet the proximity of the continental divide approximately at Kedzie and 31st to theake is the major reason Chicago is where it is The book provides excellent detail about the development and transformation of the waterways throughout the region including recent and ongoing efforts It gives me a new perspective on the city I find myself Mes recettes veggie au robot-cuiseur - 150 ides faciles et rapides ! looking at the River and other watershed features with renewed interest As promised this is a comprehensive history of the Chicago River taking it from its meandering origins in the muckeft behind by retreating glaciers to the increasingly constrained path it takes today Overall the book PROVIDES A FASCINATING LOOK AT HOW TH I WAS a fascinating Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary look at how th I was that no one had thought of putting together a bookike this until this author came along but it s really not THAT interesting of a read To understand the City of Chicago it is necessary to understand the history of its relationship to and reliance upon the Chicago River Libby Hill s account of this dynamic feedback Sherman Tank Manual loop is both thorough and fascinating as she demonstrates how the geology and geography of the Chicago and Des Plaines Riversargely determined the Let Me Feed You location and history of the city of Chicago up through the first decades of the 21st century She traces how millions of years ago the bedrock formation upon which the Great Lakesie was created along with the divide between what would become the Chicago and Des Plaines watersheds The retreat of the Wisconsin Glacier 14000 years ago then Five Days at Memorial led to the formation of both the Great Lakes and the rivers that flow into them Indigenous cultures settled th. N the right place at the right time That's the story of the making of Chicago This is the other storythe making and perpetual re making of a river by everything from pre glacial forces to the interventions of an emerging and mighty city Libby Hill.