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Great Rivers of the World

Great Rivers of the World

  • Author: Paolo Novaresio
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: River life
  • Page: 304
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The courses of the great rivers recount the history of the Earth and mankind. This book is dedicated to 25 of the world's longest, most important rivers, from the Ganges, Mekong, Tigris, and Euphrates to the Nile and Amazon, from the Mississippi to Danube. This lavish volume aims to portray them as never before. It alternates aerial and panoramic photographs with detailed close-ups and hidden views that instil in the reader the sights and impressions that can be enjoyed when travelling along these great rivers from their sources to their estuaries. Historic photographs and archival documents make it possible to relive the decisive moments in the evolution of individual watercourses; enthralling narratives describe the characteristics and location of each river. Great Rivers of the World is a nature book, brimming with facts and information; it is also a history book that discusses humankind and its age-old relationship with rivers - it is even an art book, given its magical and emotive evocations of memorable riverscape.

Rivers of the World

Rivers of the World

A Social, Geographical, and Environmental Sourcebook

  • Author: James R. Penn
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1576070425
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 357
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Rivers of the World, vividly written and meticulously researched, is a rich and thorough treatment of some 200 of the world's rivers. * Organized in A-Z format, from the rivers Aare to Ziz * Each entry is prefaced with basic facts for the river covered, including river source, tributaries, outlet, and length * Each entry concludes with suggestions for further reading * Includes a full index and glossary of key terms

A World of Rivers

A World of Rivers

Environmental Change on Ten of the World's Great Rivers

  • Author: Ellen Wohl
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226904806
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 368
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Far from being the serene, natural streams of yore, modern rivers have been diverted, dammed, dumped in, and dried up, all in efforts to harness their power for human needs. But these rivers have also undergone environmental change. The old adage says you can’t step in the same river twice, and Ellen Wohl would agree—natural and synthetic change are so rapid on the world’s great waterways that rivers are transforming and disappearing right before our eyes. A World of Rivers explores the confluence of human and environmental change on ten of the great rivers of the world. Ranging from the Murray-Darling in Australia and the Yellow River in China to Central Europe’s Danube and the United States’ Mississippi, the book journeys down the most important rivers in all corners of the globe. Wohl shows us how pollution, such as in the Ganges and in the Ob of Siberia, has affected biodiversity in the water. But rivers are also resilient, and Wohl stresses the importance of conservation and restoration to help reverse the effects of human carelessness and hubris. What all these diverse rivers share is a critical role in shaping surrounding landscapes and biological communities, and Wohl’s book ultimately makes a strong case for the need to steward positive change in the world’s great rivers.

Great Rivers

Great Rivers

Geography and Nature

  • Author: iMinds
  • Publisher: iMinds Pty Ltd
  • ISBN: 1921761547
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 2
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Genesis

Genesis

  • Author: Hermann Gunkel
  • Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • ISBN: 3525516517
  • Category: Bible
  • Page: 527
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Rivers of North America

Rivers of North America

  • Author: Arthur C. Benke,Colbert E. Cushing
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 9780080454184
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 1168
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AWARDS: 2006 Outstanding Academic Title, by CHOICE The 2005 Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) Best Reference 2005, by the Library Journal Rivers of North America is an important reference for scientists, ecologists, and students studying rivers and their ecosystems. It brings together information from several regional specialists on the major river basins of North America, presented in a large-format, full-color book. The introduction covers general aspects of geology, hydrology, ecology and human impacts on rivers. This is followed by 22 chapters on the major river basins. Each chapter begins with a full-page color photograph and includes several additional photographs within the text. These chapters feature three to five rivers of the basin/region, and cover several other rivers with one-page summaries. Rivers selected for coverage include the largest, the most natural, and the most affected by human impact. This one-of-a-kind resource is professionally illustrated with maps and color photographs of the key river basins. Readers can compare one river system to another in terms of its physiography, hydrology, ecology, biodiversity, and human impacts. * Extensive treatment provides a single source of information for North America's major rivers * Regional specialists provide authoritative information on more than 200 rivers * Full-color photographs and topographical maps demonstrate the beauty, major features, and uniqueness of each river system * One-page summaries help readers quickly find key statistics and make comparisons among rivers

The Pearson CSAT Manual 2011

The Pearson CSAT Manual 2011

  • Author: Edgar Thorpe, Showick Thorpe
  • Publisher: Pearson Education India
  • ISBN: 9788131758304
  • Category:
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The Amazon

The Amazon

  • Author: Roger Harris,Peter Hutchison
  • Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
  • ISBN: 9781841621739
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 406
  • View: 4851
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This new edition has been completely revised with updated information on hotels, lodges and tour operators. It contains a detailed and illustrated natural history section on native species and habitats. The Amazon is an ideal location for eco-travellers, naturalists, sports enthusiasts and explorers. Travellers are given sound advice on responsible travel and planning their own expedition.

Lincoln's Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America

Lincoln's Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America

  • Author: Brian McGinty
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 087140785X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight. In May of 1856, the steamboat Effie Afton barreled into a pillar of the Rock Island Bridge, unalterably changing the course of American transportation history. Within a year, long-simmering tensions between powerful steamboat interests and burgeoning railroads exploded, and the nation’s attention, absorbed by the Dred Scott case, was riveted by a new civil trial. Dramatically reenacting the Effie Afton case—from its unlikely inception, complete with a young Abraham Lincoln’s soaring oratory, to the controversial finale—this “masterful” (Christian Science Monitor) account gives us the previously untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.

The Great River Disclosure

The Great River Disclosure

  • Author: Larry Holcombe
  • Publisher: Brandylane Publishers Inc
  • ISBN: 1883911885
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 226
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The elegant Great River Resort along the tranquil banks of the Great Wicomico River has a closely guarded secret. The beautiful resort sits atop a highly classified government facility known only to the President of the United States, a few high level government and military leaders, and resort owner Bill Russell. Ted Carter, former Navy SEAL and now resort CEO, his fiance Ruth Bennett and owner Russell find themselves in the cross hairs of a deadly confrontation between the White House and leaders of the military industrial complex. These men of great wealth and power will use whatever means necessary to stop the president from disclosing this sixty-year-old black project, a top secret program that, if revealed, will forever change the lives of every man, woman and child on the planet.

On the Banks of the Gaṅgā

On the Banks of the Gaṅgā

When Wastewater Meets a Sacred River

  • Author: Kelly D. Alley
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472068081
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 296
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Explores the collision of sacred purity with environmental pollution of the river Ganga (Ganges)

History

History

An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice

  • Author: Peter Claus,John Marriott
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317866088
  • Category: History
  • Page: 488
  • View: 514
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Why should history students care about theory? What relevance does it have to the "proper" role of the historian? Historiography and historical theory are often perceived as complex subjects, which many history students find frustrating and difficult. Philosophical approaches, postmodernism, anthropology, feminism or Marxism can seem arcane and abstract and students often struggle to apply these ideas in practice. Starting from the premise that historical theory and historiography are fascinating and exciting topics to study, Claus and Marriott guide the student through the various historical theories and approaches in a balanced, comprehensive and engaging way. Packed with intriguing anecdotes from all periods of history and supported by primary extracts from original historical writings, History: An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice is the student-friendly text which demystifies the subject with clarity and verve. Key features - Written in a clear and witty way. Presents a balanced view of the subject, rather than the polemical view of one historian. Comprehensive - covers the whole range of topics taught on historiography and historical theory courses in suitable depth. Full of examples from different historical approaches - from social, cultural and political history to gender, economic and world history Covers a wide chronological breadth of examples from the ancient and medieval worlds to the twentieth century. Shows how students can engage with the theories covered in each chapter and apply them to their own studies via the "In Practice" feature at the end of each chapter. Includes "Discussion Documents" - numerous extracts from the primary historiographical texts for students to read and reflect upon.

World Strategic Highways

World Strategic Highways

  • Author: Guy Arnold
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135933731
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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
  • View: 1139
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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 infrastructure, property, livestock and human populations. Agriculture and other key economic sectors suffer greatly during these events. The results of climate and hydrologic models indicate increased vulnerability unless adequate adaptation measures are designed and implemented. Such policies need to rely on a framework that includes active participation of the stakeholders.

State of the World 2006

State of the World 2006

Special Focus: China and India

  • Author: The Worldwatch Institute
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 1610916336
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 269
  • View: 6112
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State of the World 2006 provides a special focus on China and India and their impact on the world as major consumers of resources and polluters of local and global ecosystems. The report explains the critical need for both countries to "leapfrog" the technologies, policies, and even the cultures that now prevail in many western countries for the sake of global sustainability—and reports on some of the strategies that China and India are starting to implement. Besides the focus on China and India, State of the World 2006 looks at actions corporations can take to be more socially responsible; examines the potential socioeconomic, health, and environmental implications of nanoscale technologies; assesses the impacts of large-scale development of biofuels on agriculture and the environment; describes mercury sources, industrial uses, and health hazards worldwide; and provides an overview of the need to safeguard freshwater ecosystems, with examples of proven approaches in cities, villages, and farming regions around the world.

River and Stream Ecosystems of the World

River and Stream Ecosystems of the World

  • Author: Colbert E. Cushing,Kenneth W. Cummins,G. Wayne Minshall
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520245679
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 817
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This ia a synopsis and review of the major rivers of the world.

Universal geography, or A description of all the parts of the world

Universal geography, or A description of all the parts of the world

  • Author: Malthe Conrad Bruun
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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The Value of Water in a Drying Climate

The Value of Water in a Drying Climate

  • Author: Tor Hundloe,Christine Crawford
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 0643106642
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 256
  • View: 8735
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Are we making the best use of water? How do we judge this? Are there trade-offs between upstream and downstream water use? What are these and how are they resolved? Disputes over water allocations are, second to climate change, the dominant environmental and public policy issues of the present era. We are called upon to resolve such controversies using the principles of sustainable development, which integrates ecology, economics and ethics. This timely book establishes a template for all types of resource allocation disputes, whether in Australia or overseas. An expert team of ecologists, economists and sustainability experts spent three years interviewing people in the Little Swanport catchment, seeking answers to the optimal allocation of water on the Tasmanian East Coast. The hinterland of this area produces some of the most valuable merino wool in the world, the estuary grows mouth-watering oysters, and much of the land is in near-pristine condition, providing very valuable biodiversity resources. The book is written in an easy-to-read style and gradually evolves to become the story of everyday life of one small Australian catchment. It is about people living in rural settings in the upper catchment with soils and rainfall suitable for farming; people residing in coastal settlements in the lower catchment; people working and relaxing in the estuary where fishing and aquaculture occur; and people and their business in adjacent towns.

Der kochende Fluss – eine Reise zum Amazonas

Der kochende Fluss – eine Reise zum Amazonas

TED Books

  • Author: Andrés Ruzo
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104038333
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 144
  • View: 6159
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Der junge Geowissenschaftler und »National Geographic«-Autor Andrés Ruzo schreibt in seinem TED Book über ein bislang unerforschtes Wunder der Natur: den kochenden Fluss. Schon als Kind hatte Andrés Ruzo von diesem geheimnisvollen Mythos gehört und macht sich als Erwachsener auf die Reise in die Tiefen des Amazonas. Er begegnet Holzfällern, Schamanen und Indianern, die ihm bei seiner Suche helfen. Und tatsächlich: An einer Stelle des Flusses ist das Wasser so heiß, dass es brodelt und die Einheimischen ihren Tee damit zubereiten; kleine Tierchen, die hineinfallen, sind auf der Stelle durchgegart. Als einer der Ersten untersucht und dokumentiert Ruzo dieses Wunder der Natur. Eine Mischung aus Abenteuerroman und verblüffender Wissenschaft.

When Technology Fails

When Technology Fails

A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, 2nd Edition

  • Author: Matthew Stein
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603580956
  • Category: House & Home
  • Page: 493
  • View: 2702
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There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.