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Rivers : a very short introduction

Author: Nick Middleton
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Very short introductions, 311.
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Rivers have acted as cradles for civilization and agents of disaster; a river may be a barrier or a highway, bearing trade and sediment, culture and conflict. This volume is a celebration of rivers in all their diversity. The author, a geographer covers a wide and eclectic range of river-based themes, from physical geography and mythology, to industrial history and literary criticism. Offering a truly global look at  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Middleton
ISBN: 9780199588671 0199588678
OCLC Number: 754720532
Description: xviii, 127 p. : ill., maps ; 18 cm.
Contents: Nature's driver --
Sacred flows --
Liquid histories --
Roads that move --
Tamed rivers.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 311.
Responsibility: Nick Middleton.
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This Very Short Introduction is a celebration of rivers in all their diversity. Nick Middleton covers a wide and eclectic range of river-based themes, from physical geography to mythology, to  Read more...

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This small paperback is a succinct and yet impressively broad and engaging introduction to the subject ... Middleton covers an astonishing amount of ground in five chapters. Martin Smart, Geographical Read more...

 
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