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

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

Geography and Nature
Author: iMinds
Publisher: iMinds Pty Ltd
ISBN: 1921761547
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 2
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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 Wisconsin, River of a Thousand Isles


Author: August William Derleth
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299103743
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 366
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A classic account of the Wisconsin River's early exploration by French traders and Jesuit priests through the 1940s. Mixing folklore and legend, Derleth tells of the Winnebago, Sauk, and Fox peoples; of lumberjacks, farmers, miners, and preachers; of ordinary folks and famous figures such as the Ringling Brothers, Chief Blackhawk, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Zona Gale.

Father Marquette and the Great Rivers


Author: August Derleth
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 9780898706642
Category: Religion
Page: 139
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This Vision book for youth 9 - 15 years old tells the thrilling story of one of America's greatest missionaries who came down from Canada with explorer Louis Joliet to explore the mighty Mississippi River, the "great river" bordered by Indian tribes who killed white men on sight. Of the few who had dared explore this immense waterway, none had lived to return and report where it emptied. If he could travel to the mouth of the "great river," Fr. Marquette hoped to obtain new lands for France and new souls for Jesus Christ. He braved the dangers of tomahawks and tortures to bring the Word of God to the Indians of the New World. Rapids, floods, Indian superstitions, tribal warfare - these are only a few of the obstacles Father Marquette and Louis Joliet encountered in trying to meet their challenge. Illustrated.

Descriptive Physical Oceanography


Author: M. Affholder,F. Valiron
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203969274
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 370
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A translation of "Guide de conception et de gestion des reseaux d'assainissement unitaires", this text looks at the design and management of combined sewerage networks, covering topics such as: data on rainstorm run-off pollution; different types of weirs and accessories; and choice of weir.

The Singapore River

A Social History, 1819-2002
Author: Stephen Dobbs
Publisher: NUS Press
ISBN: 9789971692773
Category: History
Page: 200
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Blending social history, geography, economic history and urban studies, Stephen Dobbs sets out the history of the Singapore river and of the people who made it their home and workplace. This text should be of interest to anyone wishing to understand Singapore's numerous transformations.

The Amazon


Author: Roger Harris,Peter Hutchison
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781841621739
Category: Travel
Page: 406
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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


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.

Guinness World Records 2019

Deutschsprachige Ausgabe
Author: Guinness World Records Ltd.
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
ISBN: 3473554650
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 256
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- Mit Spannung erwartet: Guinness World Records 2019 - Neue atemberaubende Rekorde - Ideales Geschenk für Kinder ab 8 Jahren und die ganze Familie Der Bestseller unter den Rekord-Büchern ist zurück: Das Guinness Buch der Rekorde fasziniert seine Leser mit den besten neuen Rekorden und den beliebtesten Rekord-Klassikern. Die größte Sandburg, der längste Slackline-Gang über Wasser, der höchste Basketball-Wurf, der am häufigsten von Auge zu Auge gerollte Fußball, die beeindruckendsten LEGO®-Modelle, der lauteste Apfelbiss - den Ideen und Themen sind in diesem Buch keine Grenzen gesetzt. Verrückte Einfälle, unglaubliche Fakten und spektakuläres Fotomaterial bringen Kinder und Erwachsene zum Staunen, Schaudern, Gruseln und Lachen. Ein Weihnachtsgeschenk mit garantiertem Wow-Effekt! Technische Voraussetzungen: Der Titel ist optimiert für die Nutzung auf Tablet-Geräten (Kindle Fire, iPad und Android) und über die entsprechenden Apps auf dem Smartphone. Reguläre e-Ink-Reader sind für die Wiedergabe grundsätzlich ungeeignet.

State of the World 2001


Author: The Worldwatch Institute
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610916387
Category: Nature
Page: 155
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From the thinning of the Arctic sea ice to the invasion of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, State of the World 2001 shows how the economic boom of the last decade has damaged natural systems. The increasingly visible evidence of environmental deterioration is only the tip of a much more dangerous problem: the growing inequities in wealth and income between countries and within countries, inequities that will generate enormous social unrest and pressure for change.

History

An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice
Author: Peter Claus,John Marriott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317866088
Category: History
Page: 488
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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.

A Brief History of Brazil


Author: Teresa A. Meade
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816077886
Category: History
Page: 280
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From the Publisher: "A Brief History of Brazil, Second Edition comes at a crucial time in Brazil's history. In the past seven years since the first edition of this book was published, the country has undergone dramatic changes. Foremost among them is the recent discovery of offshore oil and gas reserves that may allow Brazil not only to achieve self-sufficiency but also to become a major exporter of petroleum and biofuels. The nation is today richer, less in debt, and more active in international trade. It is more urbanized and making better use of its vast agricultural resources. Brazilians, although plagued by poverty, illiteracy, and crime, continue to contribute to international culture through music, dance, art, and, increasingly, film." A BriefHistory of Brazil, Second Edition covers all major events, people, and developments in Brazil from the precolonial and colonial periods through today. It also explores the hallmarks of Brazilian popular culture: soccer, Carnival, music, and television dramas. Basic facts, a chronology, a bibliography, and a list of suggested reading make up the appendixes.

Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung der Natur


Author: Andrea Wulf
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641195500
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 560
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Was hat Alexander von Humboldt, der vor mehr als 150 Jahren starb, mit Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit zu tun? Der Naturforscher und Universalgelehrte, nach dem nicht nur unzählige Straßen, Pflanzen und sogar ein »Mare« auf dem Mond benannt sind, hat wie kein anderer Wissenschaftler unser Verständnis von Natur als lebendigem Ganzen, als Kosmos, in dem vom Winzigsten bis zum Größten alles miteinander verbunden ist und dessen untrennbarer Teil wir sind, geprägt. Die Historikerin Andrea Wulf stellt in ihrem vielfach preisgekrönten – so auch mit dem Bayerischen Buchpreis 2016 – Buch Humboldts Erfindung der Natur, die er radikal neu dachte, ins Zentrum ihrer Erkundungsreise durch sein Leben und Werk. Sie folgt den Spuren des begnadeten Netzwerkers und zeigt, dass unser heutiges Wissen um die Verwundbarkeit der Erde in Humboldts Überzeugungen verwurzelt ist. Ihm heute wieder zu begegnen, mahnt uns, seine Erkenntnisse endlich zum Maßstab unseres Handelns zu machen – um unser aller Überleben willen.

Interlinking of Rivers in India

Issues and Concerns
Author: M. Monirul Qader Mirza,Ahsan Uddin Ahmed,Q.K. Ahmad
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203894576
Category: Science
Page: 320
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Inter-basin water transfers are complex human interventions on natural systems that can have profound adverse as well as beneficial social, economic and environmental implications. India’s plan to interlink its rivers (ILR) and to transfer water may, according to one set of views, generate positive benefits through improved and expanded irrigation and may also contribute to flood and drought hazards mitigation for India, although the magnitudes are debatable. However, there are opposing views, in the context of India itself, that the interlinking plan is economically prohibitive, fraught with uncertainties, and has potential for disastrous and irreversible adverse after-effects. Water deficit can be reduced through improved water management without large scale engineering interventions. Moreover many of the rivers involved, particularly in the Himalayan component, are international and, therefore, the scheme has major implications for other riparians. Indeed, the planned transfer of water from the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers will adversely impact Bangladesh socially, economically and environmentally---unless arrangements are made to maintain historical flows, which is unlikely to be feasible. Any multipurpose storage reservoirs in upstream countries, such as Nepal and Bhutan, would facilitate energy generation and other benefits but will also cause adverse environmental and social impacts to these countries. Therefore, the ILR plan will further complicate existing water sharing and management problems between India and other co-basin countries. Strengthening and expansion of cooperative efforts among the co-basin countries for water resources development and sharing can generate economic benefits for the people of these countries and also foster co-riparian relationships.

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