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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

Document title

On the importance of environmental claims-making : the role of James O. Wright in promoting the drainage of Florida's Everglades in the early twentieth century

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MEINDL C.F. ; ALDERMAN D.H. ; WAYLEN P. ;

Abstract

The concept of environmental claims-making is used in analyzing the historical geography of one of North America's most famous wetland landscapes. The AA. examine the role played by engineer J.O. Wright in making scientific claims about the Everglades and its climate and how he used these claims to promote reclamation of this wetland during the early 20th century. Wright made errors in calculating how much water would need to be removed from the landscape in order to make it agriculturally productive. It took more than half a century of research to convert chunks of wetland into productive farmland

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2002, vol. 92, no4 [pp. 682-701]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 5096

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