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e-Book Peachtree Creek: A Natural and Unnatural History of Atlanta's Watershed download

by David Kaufman

ISBN: 0820329290
ISBN13: 978-0820329291
Language: English
Publisher: University of Georgia Press; First Edition edition (August 1, 2007)
Pages: 232
Category: Americas
Subategory: History

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In 1990 David Kaufman decided to explore Peachtree Creek from its headwaters to its confluence with the Chattahoochee . Peachtree Creek is chock full of history and beautiful photography. What an accomplishment! (McCormick Messenger).

In 1990 David Kaufman decided to explore Peachtree Creek from its headwaters to its confluence with the Chattahoochee River. For thirteen years he paddled the creek. David R. Kaufman, a telecommunications technology strategist, graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a BME in mechanical engineering. Some of his photographs and journal entries were published in The Lost Squadron, a book about that trip.

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a natural and unnatural history of Atlanta's watershed. Published 2005 by Hill Street Press in Athens, GA. Written in English. Includes bibliographical references and index.

In 1990, David Kaufman decided to explore Peachtree Creek from its headwaters to its confluence with the Chattahoochee River. In 2004/5 Kaufman’s photographs of the creek were on view at the Fernbank Museum of Natural history and in 2007, UGA Press published Kaufman’s photographs and text in Peachtree Creek. The book, a compelling mix of urban travelogue, local history, is also a call for conservation of a natural resource moving through an ever-growing urban landscape.

Peachtree Creek is a major stream in Atlanta. ISBN 0-8203-2929-0 Peachtree Creek: A Natural and Unnatural History of Atlanta's Watershed by David R. Kaufman. Peachtree Battle Alliance

Peachtree Creek is a major stream in Atlanta. It flows for . miles (1. km) almost due west into the Chattahoochee River just south of Vinings. Peachtree Creek is an important part of the area history. Fort Peachtree was built near the creek and the Chattahoochee River to guard against the Cherokee, who were in the Cherokee County territory northwest of the river. During the American Civil War, the Battle of Peachtree Creek was a major battle of the Atlanta Campaign. Peachtree Battle Alliance.

The Peachtree Creek watershed occupies a large portion of the northeast metro Atlanta area and collects . Peachtree Creek is a major tributary to the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta, GA. The .

The Peachtree Creek watershed occupies a large portion of the northeast metro Atlanta area and collects precipitation runoff that drains into the Chattahoochee River. Geological Survey (USGS) has been monitoring stream stage and streamflow at or near the Northside Drive gage location since 1958.

The result is Peachtree Creek, a compelling mix of urban travelogue, local history, and call for conservation.

It empties into Peachtree Creek, which then flows into the Chattahoochee River, south of Vinings and Paces. Fishing in Nancy Creek. The Chattahoochee eventually joins with the Flint River to create the Apalachicola River, which flows into the Gulf of Mexico. php?title Nancy Creek (Atlanta)&oldid 704524399".

ISBN 0820329290 Peachtree Creek: A Natural and Unnatural History of Atlanta's Watershed by David R. Peachtree Creek - is a major stream in Atlanta. Categories: ACF basin. It is located entirely within both the city and Fulton County, Georgia, and flows almost due west into the Chattahoochee River just south of Vinings. PATH (Atlanta) - PATH Foundation logo since 1991 PATH Foundation is a network of off road trails in and around the metro Atlanta area for walkers, runners, skaters, and cyclists. The foundation was established in 1991.

The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, or just The Natural History of Selborne is a book by English naturalist and ornithologist Gilbert White. It was first published in 1789 by his brother Benjamin. It has been continuously in print since.

In 1990 David Kaufman decided to explore Peachtree Creek from its headwaters to its confluence with the Chattahoochee River. For thirteen years he paddled the creek, photographed it, and researched its history as the Atlanta area's major watershed. The result is Peachtree Creek, a compelling mix of urban travelogue, local history, and call for conservation. Historical images and Kaufman's evocative color photographs help capture the creek's many faces, past and present.

Most Atlantans only glimpse Peachtree Creek briefly, as they pass over it on their daily commute, if at all. Looking down on the creek from Piedmont or Peachtree Roads, few contemplate how it courses through the city, where it originates and flows to. Fewer still-many fewer-would ever consider paddling down it, with its pollution and flash floods.

Through his expeditions down Peachtree Creek and its five tributaries―North Fork, South Fork, Clear Creek, Nancy Creek, and Tanyard Creek―Kaufman takes readers through such places as Piedmont and Chastain Parks, which, aside from the polluted water, are beautiful, even bucolic. Other stretches of creek, like those draining Midtown and Atlantic Station, are channeled into massive culverts and choked with discarded waste from the city. One day, floating past the Bobby Jones Golf Course, he surprises a golfer searching for his stray ball along the creek bank; another he spends talking to a homeless man living under a bridge near Buckhead.

Kaufman reveals fascinating aspects of Atlanta by examining how Peachtree Creek shaped and was shaped by the history of the area. Street names like Moore's Mill Road and Howell Mill Road take on new meaning. He explains the dynamics of water run off that cause the creek to go from a trickle to a torrent in a matter of hours. Kaufman asks how a waterway that was once people's source of water, power, and livelihood became, at its worst, an open sewer and flooding hazard. Portraying some of our worst mishandling of the environment, Kaufman suggests ways to a more sustainable stewardship of Peachtree Creek.

Comments:
jorik
I grew up on Peachtree Creek in the fifties and sixties, on Woodward Way. So of course I was interested in this book. And the interest turned out to be much more than just the chapters about my own neighborhood. I affirm that the other reviews say the right good things about about it, I just want to add something. The author is a good writer, plain and simple. I don't know how to describe it, if I could I would be a good writer myself, I guess. The best I can say is that I found myself thinking, "This guy is not only taking me to interesting places, showing me interesting things, I'm enjoying a pleasant and comfortable ride." That aspect adds a lot to any book. Enjoy it for yourself.

Jwalextell
I can't add anything to the prior reviews.. Simply a great book about the history of Peachtree Creek.

Keramar
It was great to read about the creek I played in when I was a boy. Great pictures too!

Dorilune
I love to hike and discover and visit historic areas around where I live in North Atlanta. Peachtree Creek has a lot of history and you can find evidence of a lot of that history because of the flood plains surrounding Peachtree Creek. The author delivers an interesting tale of his exploration of Peachtree creek in his canoe. What I especially like is his research into the history of structures, homes, farms etc along the creek and giving a detail description where the modern day location of these historical areas. This book has beautiful photographs of items and areas of interest along the creek and its tributaries feeding the creek. I would be surprised if most of the millions of citizens of Atlanta knew that a huge civil war battle was fought on Peachtree Creek involving 100,000 federal and 60,000 confederate soldiers in a 3 day battle on or about July 20, 1964. This book has earned a position at the top of my favorites on my bookshelf. Great reference book and very good read.

John

Fek
Exquisitely done. This book is a must-have for current and former Atlanta residents wanting to develop a stronger sense of place, for Peachtree Creek (along with other creeks) define the City over a longer and more historical respect than even its famous highways do. Kaufman demonstrates a profound curiosity for the sights, history, physical dynamics and people associated with the Creek. Moreover he shares with the reader his sense of adventure, and by experiencing Peachtree Creek first-hand his accounts of it become alive.

Arashigore
Most Atlantans are only aware of Peachtree Creek from signs on bridges as we drive over it. This book explains the role of this critical body of water in the city's history and infrastructure. It reflects the author's careful research into historical archives and interviews with descendants of the early settlers as well as city engineers, but is especially enriched by photographs of his actual canoe trips on the creek during the sometimes brief periods when it is navigable. The photos reveal sections of breathtaking beauty as well as those where generations have dumped their garbage.

Historical narratives about the early settlers who established mills along the creek and the role of the Creek in the Civil War are intertwined with the city's use of the creek as a watersource and sewage disposal system and the author's canoe travels on the creek and interactions with homeless people who live under its bridges. At times the shifts between the different narratives can seem disjointed and confusing. It can also be difficult to understand the topography of the creek and its relationship to the city's roads and other familiar geographic features. This is partly due to the fact that the book has only two maps.

As a relative newcomer to Atlanta, I found the book fascinating. I think it would be interesting to anyone who has ever visited Atlanta, but it is also a story of the importance of bodies of water to the large cities which have grown up around them, generally ignoring and abusing them with sometimes disastrous consequences.

Shalizel
This book has it all: amazing modern photos of the entire course of Peachtree Creek plus tributaries Nancy, Clear, Tanyard, etc; full and accurate history of settlement along the waterways; many historic photos and maps; analysis of the ecological health of the whole natural system and associated bridges and dams. This nearly twenty year long project has been completed in grand fashion. For me, the idea of putting a conoe in those waters would be daunting but it really brings the condition and possibilities of Peachtree Creek into sharp focus. Best Atlanta-related book of 2007.

Everyone in Georgia is familure with the Chattohoochee River, but few of us are aware of the history of Atlanta's Peachtree and Nancy Creek. Nancy
Creek flows through my back yard on its way to the Chattahoochee and onto
the Gulf of Mexico. I have always wondered where it started and what happens to it after it leaves my neighborhood. This wonderful book tells in great detail the paths that these creeks take,their colorful history and suggest things to do to keep them cleaner, more useful and better
preserved. It is loaded with many stunning photos of the area and its history. This is a great book for one who is interested in Atlanta and
knowing more about the waterways we cross and casually take for granted everyday.

The only thing that I am sorry about it that I did not get to meet the author as he canoed past my veranda.

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