Lawyers, Swamps, and Money is an accessible, engaging guide to the complex set of laws governing America's wetlands. After explaining the importance of these critical natural areas, the book examines the evolution of federal law, principally the Clean Water Act, designed to protect them. Readers will first learn the basics of administrative law: how agencies receive and exercise their authority, how they actually make laws, and how stakeholders can influence their behavior through the Executive Branch, Congress, the courts, and the media. These core concepts provide a base of knowledge for successive discussions of: the geographic scope and activities covered by the Clean Water Act the curious relationship between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency the goal of no net loss of wetlands the role of entrepreneurial wetland mitigation banking the tension between wetland mitigation bankers and in-lieu fee mitigation programs wetland regulation and private property rights. The book concludes with insightful policy recommendations to make wetlands law less ambiguous and more effective. A prominent legal scholar and wetlands expert, professor Royal C. Gardner has a rare knack for describing landmark cases and key statutes with uncommon clarity and even humor. Students of environmental law and policy and natural resource professionals will gain the thorough understanding of administrative law needed to navigate wetlands policy-and they may even enjoy it.
The Swamps That Close is a collection of poems deeply rooted in the voice and nature of the American South. These poems view that experience on the long continuum of time from prehistory through rural America to a bristling technological future that reaches far but somehow never quite escapes its primordial urges. Like the frog packed in cool mud and water whose stillness may explode in a crash of predatory death, these poems live on the edge of violence, yet this world is filled with rich smells, sounds, humor, music and hope.
The pages of this book have captured, distilled, and illuminated the wonders of the wild lands and the whitetails that haunt them, the other creatures that render the swamps magical and intriguing, and the quiet thump of a bow and hiss of an arrow. Midnight black raccoons, ghost-like piebalds, silent bobcats, antlered monarchs, charging hogs, moonlight adventures all add to the spice and excitement. Any aficionado of nature or whitetail deer, any sportsman or hunter, any lover of archery will find Bows, Swamps, Whitetails both fascinating and delightful. It is entertaining and yet full of information that will enable the reader to be a better hunter or woodsman.
Jack Prelutsky’s exploration of outer space is not for the faint of heart. No friendly little E.T.–type aliens await your arrival. There are many imaginative ways to perish in these darkly comedic cautionary verses about unexplored worlds so far beyond our solar system. The final poem is an environmental tour de force that packs a wallop. Here are poems the older reader will find great fun to memorize and rattle off to anyone who will listen! And there is a special bonus: anagrams for the kid who loves word puzzles. From the Hardcover edition.
A Missionary Story and the life in Uganda by in the 1800s. Contents. Chapter 1. A Missionary Exhibition Chapter 2. A Scotch Laddie Chapter 3. A Mother's Influence Chapter 4. A Boy's Request Chapter 5. First Thoughts of Africa Chapter 6. School Life and Business Training Chapter 7. A Long Journey Chapter 8. Fever and Famine Chapter 9. On the March Chapter 10. Fresh Trials Chapter 11. Uganda at Last Chapter 12. Dark Days Chapter 13. Unfriendly Arabs Chapter 14. Letters from Home Chapter 15. Market-Day in Uganda Chapter 16. A Royal Funeral Chapter 17. Boat-Builders Chapter 18. The New King Chapter 19. Testing Times Chapter 20. A Noble Army of Martyrs Chapter 21. Great Changes Chapter 22. Friends from Afar Chapter 23. Called Higher