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By the Rivers of Water

By the Rivers of Water

A Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey

  • Author: Erskine Clarke
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0465037690
  • Category: History
  • Page: 488
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In late 1832, a young missionary couple sailed from the Chesapeake Bay, headed for western Africa. John Leighton Wilson and his wife, Jane, were traveling to the colony of Liberia, where they—and their fellow passengers, mostly liberated slaves and freeborn African Americans—hoped to find an alternative to the inequality of the American South. Soon after their arrival, though, conflict erupted between the settlers and their Grebo and Mpongwe neighbors, shattering the Wilsons' utopian dreams. The true nightmare, however, came when they returned to the United States. Confronting an onrushing war, the Wilsons were forced to make a terrible choice, revealing with tragic finality where—and with whom—they felt they truly belonged. A sweeping transatlantic story of good intentions and cruel consequences, By the Rivers of Water offers a humane portrait of two very different worlds, both riven by war and racial hatred and sustained by deep—and, occasionally, shared—faiths.

The Rivers of Water

The Rivers of Water

  • Author: Otis Dube
  • Publisher: Trafford on Demand Pub
  • ISBN: 9781425124106
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 468
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A strange, but fortuitous encounter rescues a deprived young prodigy from a hopeless situation - his passion to succeed is plagued by ignorance, war, deception, and murder.

The Rivers of Florida

The Rivers of Florida

  • Author: Robert J. Livingston
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461230365
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 289
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This book addresses basic questions concerning the ecological relationships and current conditions of the major river systems in Florida . . There have been relatively few comprehensive studies made of the rivers of Florida. There is, to be sure, voluminous information that addresses various aspects of riverine ecology. However, little such information has been collected in a way that allows even a preliminary understanding of the driving forces that determine how the diverse freshwater and associated brackish systems function. This lack of useful data is the product of a fundamental ignorance concerning the scale of endeavor, both spatially and temporally, that is needed if we are to understand and, parenthetically, manage the major drainage systems of this area of the country (Livingston, 1987). Research used to address management problems should entail a continuous series of interrelated studies, descriptive and experimental, that answer the immediate (and often less important) questions that are asked on a day-to-day basis. The research should also be designed to answer questions that have not yet been asked. In other words, ecosystem research should be organized on an appropriate scale so that system-wide processes are understood and pr

Rivers of Fire

Rivers of Fire

The Conflict over Water in the Middle East

  • Author: Arnon Soffer,Murray Rosovsky,Nina Copaken
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 1461642140
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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In a never-ending battle to match population growth with food and energy production, the countries of the Middle East have been frenziedly developing water resources without considering their neighbors' needs. The inevitable result has been more frequent and increasingly bitter conflicts. At the same time, a halting Arab-Israeli peace process continues. Are we indeed entering a new era in a new Middle East? Focusing on international rivers and ground water, this timely study provides thoughtful_if pessimistic_answers to this question. Examining each water source in the Middle East, Soffer also weighs the implications of going to war over water and such unconventional solutions to the water shortage as desalination and importation.

World Water Resources and Their Future

World Water Resources and Their Future

  • Author: Mark Isaakovich Lʹvovich
  • Publisher: American Geophysical Union
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Electronic books
  • Page: 415
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Climate Change and Water Resources in South Asia

Climate Change and Water Resources in South Asia

  • Author: M. Monirul Qader Mirza,Q.K Ahmad
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 0203020774
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 275
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This book addresses the most pressing water resource issues in South Asia, particularly in relation to climate change and variability. This is a region characterised by abundant water during the monsoon, when devastating floods occur, and by scarcity of water and droughts during the dry period. These extreme events often cause substantial damage to

California Rivers and Streams

California Rivers and Streams

The Conflict Between Fluvial Process and Land Use

  • Author: Jeffrey F. Mount
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520916937
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 376
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California Rivers and Streams provides a clear and informative overview of the physical and biological processes that shape California's rivers and watersheds. Jeffrey Mount introduces relevant basic principles of hydrology and geomorphology and applies them to an understanding of the differences in character of the state's many rivers. He then builds on this foundation by evaluating the impact on waterways of different land use practices—logging, mining, agriculture, flood control, urbanization, and water supply development. Water may be one of California's most valuable resources, but it is far from being one we control. In spite of channels, levees, lines and dams, the state's rivers still frequently flood, with devastating results. Almost all the rivers in California are dammed or diverted; with the booming population, there will be pressure for more intervention. Mount argues that Californians know little about how their rivers work and, more importantly, how and why land-use practices impact rivers. The forceful reconfiguration and redistribution of the rivers has already brought the state to a critical crossroads. California Rivers and Streams forces us to reevaluate our use of the state's rivers and offers a foundation for participating in the heated debates about their future.

Water, Rivers, and Creeks

Water, Rivers, and Creeks

  • Author: Luna Bergere Leopold
  • Publisher: University Science Books
  • ISBN: 9780935702989
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 185
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"By integrating the basics of hydrology and geomorphology with the practical formulation of policy, this book is intended for the general public, students of environmental studies, legislators, policy makers, and all others who are interested in the use, control, and management of water."--Jacket.

Report of the rivers and lakes commission on the Illinois river and its bottom lands

Report of the rivers and lakes commission on the Illinois river and its bottom lands

  • Author: J.W. Alvord,Ch. B. Burdick
  • Publisher: Рипол Классик
  • ISBN: 5871797636
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: N.A
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Report of the rivers and lakes commission on the Illinois river and its bottom lands with reference to the conservation of agriculture and fisheries and the control of floods

Developing the Rivers of East and West Africa

Developing the Rivers of East and West Africa

An Environmental History

  • Author: Heather J. Hoag
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441111220
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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How did rivers contribute to the economic and political development of modern Africa? How did African and European notions of nature's value and meaning differ? And how have these evaluations of Africa's rivers changed between 1850 and the present day? Drawing upon examples from across the African continent, Developing the Rivers of East and West Africa explores the role African waterways played in the continent's economic, social, and political development and provides the first historical study of the key themes in African river history. Rivers acted as more than important transportation byways; their waters were central to both colonial and postcolonial economic development efforts. This book synthesizes the available research on African rivers with new evidence to offer students of African and environmental history a narrative of how people have used and engaged the continent's water resources. It analyzes key themes in Africa's modern history - European exploration, establishment of colonial rule, economic development, 'green' politics - and each case study provides a lens through which to view social, economic and ecological change in Africa.

Rivers and Riverine Landscape in North East India

Rivers and Riverine Landscape in North East India

  • Author: Sutapa Sengupta
  • Publisher: Concept Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9788180692765
  • Category: Rivers
  • Page: 175
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The contributors deal with the various problems and prospects of the north-eastern rivers as well as progress made by them in the physical, social and cultural aspects of the region. They also make indepth study of some individual rivers and their tributaries, highlighting their historical, physical, cultural and economic significance.

A History of Water: Volume III

A History of Water: Volume III

The World of Water

  • Author: Terje Tvedt,Eva Jakobsson,Richard Coopey,Terje Oestigaard
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 9781850434474
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 352
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This volume is the third of three that explore all aspects of water - social, cultural, political, religious, historical, economic and technological - from ancient times to the present day. The contributors examine the changing histories of water as a private or common good; the politics of water at local, urban, national and international level; water in cities; great river plans; dams; river biographies; and images of water in religion, myth, literature and art. Empirical and ethnographic case studies from around the world feature.

A Complete Course In Certificate Geography

A Complete Course In Certificate Geography

  • Author: V. N. Nigam
  • Publisher: Pitambar Publishing
  • ISBN: 9788120906242
  • Category:
  • Page: 264
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This Book Has Been Designed Keeping The Idea In Mind That Geography Is Not Merely A Description Of The Earth But A Thorough Study Of The Interaction Of Man With His Physicl Environments. Vo. I Contains Principles Of Geography And World Studies And Vol. Ii Geography Of South Asia With Special Reference To India. Great Stress Has Been Laid An Sketch Maps And Diagrams, Which Are Of Great Practical Utility In The Interpretation Of The Subject Matter.

Rivers of water in a dry place, an account of the introduction of Christianity into South Africa, and of mr. Moffat's missionary labours

Rivers of water in a dry place, an account of the introduction of Christianity into South Africa, and of mr. Moffat's missionary labours

  • Author: Africaner
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Field Guide to Rivers of North America

Field Guide to Rivers of North America

  • Author: Arthur C. Benke,Colbert E. Cushing
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 9780123785770
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 472
  • View: 1938
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Based on the comprehensive, award-winning book Rivers of North America, the new Field Guide to Rivers of North America describes 200 of North America’s most significant rivers in a reader-friendly, concise format. The guide is organized by geographic regions - each section begins with a map showing the relationship of rivers within one territory and a summary of the region’s most important elements. Each individual river summary includes a two-page spread with a basin map, a full-color photograph and key river characteristics. The compact format of this guide will be particularly useful to scientists carrying out field research in areas such as field ecology, entomology, botany. It is an easy-to-use reference that can easily be packed away with other scientific gear. Anglers and recreational boating enthusiasts will find a wealth of information on river topography, native and nonnative fish species, as well as average temperatures that will help them plan their next adventure. The only field guide to cover this broad geographic area. Each river features: Color topographic river basin map Color photograph Precipitation graph Vital physical and biological statistics

A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature

A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature

  • Author: Oliver Goldsmith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Physical geography
  • Page: N.A
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A History of Water: Volume I

A History of Water: Volume I

Water Control and River Biographies

  • Author: Terje Tvedt
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 9781850434450
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 320
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These three volumes present an original exploration of all aspects of water--social, cultural, political, religious, historical, economic and technological--from ancient times until the present day. Among the varied themes, the contributors examine the changing histories of water as a private or common good, the politics of water at local, urban, national and international level, water in cities, great river plans, dams, river biographies, and cultural constructions of water--images of water in religion, myth, literature and art. With empirical and ethnographic case studies from around the world the three volumes together represent one of the most complete and up to date accounts of the central role of water in the history and development of humanity.

Thru the Bible Vol. 17: Poetry (Psalms 1-41)

Thru the Bible Vol. 17: Poetry (Psalms 1-41)

  • Author: J. Vernon McGee
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 1418586749
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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Radio messages from J. Vernon McGee delighted and enthralled listeners for years with simple, straightforward language and clear understanding of the Scripture. Now enjoy his personable, yet scholarly, style in a 60-volume set of commentaries that takes you from Genesis to Revelation with new understanding and insight. Each volume includes introductory sections, detailed outlines and a thorough, paragraph-by-paragraph discussion of the text. A great choice for pastors - and even better choice for the average Bible reader and student! Very affordable in a size that can go anywhere, it's available as a complete 60-volume series, in Old Testament or New Testament sets, or individually.