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John Thompson

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: 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.



Primary Literary Genre(s): History; Non-Fiction; Other

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

John Thompson on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

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

Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale : ©2002.

"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.