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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: O. L. Dubé
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1426988982
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Franz Weber was the last born of nine children during the onset of the “great depression” and was unknowingly, both by himself and his parents, a prodigious child. Despite the ambience of the “hard times” that surrounded him, his innate drive to stuffy music was pitifully passing him by. At age twelve he accidentally meets and befriends Mrs. Dorothy Winter, a disheveled old lady of whom is suffering from a nervous breakdown, but is in reality a wealthy, worldly renowned concert pianist. The reasons form Dorothy’s distressful state are carefully shrouded by her, however young Franz’s very presence salubriously comforts her. They form a quid pro quo agreement in which he comes to her beach house for lessons and she eventually reenters society. His “gifts” of memory and comprehension soon become clear. He auditions for a scholarship with three music conservatories and is accepted by all, as Dorothy contracts the building of a new mansion on the Maine Coast. However, the Korean War forces Franz into the military for the ensuing four years, all but ending his music studied. Dorothy finally recommences her career and Franz takes his discharge from the Air Force in Europe and enters the conservatory in Zurich - living only thirty miles away in Dorothy’s villa. He falls in love with a doctor’s daughter - a cellist at the conservatory. Dorothy’s mental problem is revealed along with a mystery, which lead to intrigue. A grievous and uncanny twist of events occurs, initiating an international manhunt for felons and stolen money – resulting in a trial. A murderous prison break ensues, which leads to fiendish, bloody revenge. Franz performs his professional debut in Paris, followed by another concert in West Berlin, Germany, and two more in Switzerland before returning to the United States.

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

The Angler's Companion to the Rivers and Lochs of Scotland

The Angler's Companion to the Rivers and Lochs of Scotland

  • Author: Thomas Tod Stoddart
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fishing
  • Page: 431
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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
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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.

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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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.

Chemical Composition of Rivers and Lakes

Chemical Composition of Rivers and Lakes

  • Author: Daniel A. Livingstone
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geochemistry
  • Page: 64
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