Item description for Urban Wilderness: Exploring a Metropolitan Watershed (Center for American Places - Center Books on American Places) by Eddee Daniel & Eddee Daniel...
A river can be the lifeblood of a city, standing as a symbol of economic prosperity, harmony with nature, and communal life, and the Menomonee River is such an anchor for the Milwaukee area. In Urban Wilderness, Eddee Daniel guides us down the waterways of the Menomonee watershed and reveals how preserving urban rivers is key to modern day city life.
In rich color photographs and engaging text, Daniel explores the natural and cultural history of the Menomonee River. The development and rapid growth of Milwaukee as one of the leading cities in the Midwest is deeply intertwined with the river, and Daniel reveals the river's moods and ecological conditions and its ills and strengths. The book charts the exemplary preservation efforts to rescue the river from pollution and neglect, ultimately showing how parks and nature preserves are crucial to the quality of life and economic success of a thriving city such as Milwaukee. A compelling in-depth chronicle, Urban Wilderness is an invaluable read for environmental scholars, urbanists, and everyday citizens who are concerned about the environment.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 7.75" Height: 9.5" Weight: 2.15 lbs.
Release Date Sep 15, 2008
Publisher Center for American Places
ISBN 1930066821 ISBN13 9781930066823
Availability 0 units.
More About Eddee Daniel & Eddee Daniel
Eddee Daniel works with Friends of Milwaukee's Rivers and other non-profit organizations and has taught photography for over twenty-five years in secondary and higher education. His photographs have been published in many journals, including "Popular Photography," "Photo Review," and "Art in Wisconsin," and have been exhibited at the Milwaukee Museum, the Haggerty Museum of Art, and the Aberdeen Gallery in Washington, D.C., among others.