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The Resource Down to the waterline : boundaries, nature, and the law in Florida, Sara Warner

Down to the waterline : boundaries, nature, and the law in Florida, Sara Warner

Label
Down to the waterline : boundaries, nature, and the law in Florida
Title
Down to the waterline
Title remainder
boundaries, nature, and the law in Florida
Statement of responsibility
Sara Warner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Warner, Sara
Dewey number
346.75904/32
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
KFF446
LC item number
.W37 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
KFF446
NAL item number
.W37 2005
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Water boundaries
  • Riparian areas
  • Watersheds
  • Nature
  • Surface limite de l'eau
  • Zones riveraines
  • Bassins hydrographiques
  • Homme
  • LAW
  • NATURE
  • Nature
  • Riparian areas
  • Water boundaries
  • Watersheds
  • Florida
Summary expansion
In most states the boundary separating public waters from private uplands--the ordinary high water line (OHWL)--is a flashpoint between proponents of either property rights or public-trust protection of our water. Using Florida as a case study, Down to the Waterline is the first book-length analysis of the OHWL doctrine and its legal, technical, and cultural underpinnings. Sara Warner not only covers the historical function of the OHWL but tells how advances in science and our environmental attitudes have led us to a more complex encounter with this ancient boundary. Florida sees a steady influx of new residents who crowd along its extensive coasts and interior shorelines--yet who also demand pristine water resources. The OHWL establishes public access and private ownership limits on some of the state's most valuable land: in economic terms, waterfront real estate; in ecological terms, marshes and wetlands. Sara Warner brings to life many of the courtroom battles fought over the OHWL through the perspectives of ranchers, outdoors enthusiasts, developers, surveyors, scientists, and policymakers. While explaining the OHWL's legal and political intricacies, Warner never loses sight of the wonder of herons wading a marsh or a largemouth bass breaking a smooth lake surface. To her the OHWL is not just an ideological battleground; it is a marker of how we see the natural world. What do we think we're doing when we channel a river or fill a swamp? she asks--for it matters greatly where we focus our attention before invoking the awesome capabilities of technology
Label
Down to the waterline : boundaries, nature, and the law in Florida, Sara Warner
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-258) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A case of conflict : growth, science, tradition -- The Kissimmee River story : empire and ecology -- Custom, criteria, and community : clarifying the OHWL concept -- Drawing the line : the changing status of the natural world -- Lawyers, landowners, surveyors, and the state : the OHWL language wars -- A new low for the ordinary high water line : the demand for certainty -- Down to the waterline : the nature of our place
Control code
593302477
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 266 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282553361
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780820327037
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3q59h8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593302477
Label
Down to the waterline : boundaries, nature, and the law in Florida, Sara Warner
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-258) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A case of conflict : growth, science, tradition -- The Kissimmee River story : empire and ecology -- Custom, criteria, and community : clarifying the OHWL concept -- Drawing the line : the changing status of the natural world -- Lawyers, landowners, surveyors, and the state : the OHWL language wars -- A new low for the ordinary high water line : the demand for certainty -- Down to the waterline : the nature of our place
Control code
593302477
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 266 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282553361
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780820327037
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3q59h8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593302477

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