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A world of rivers : environmental change on ten of the world's great rivers

Author: Ellen E Wohl
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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This book explores the confluence of human and environmental change on ten of the great rivers of the world.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen E Wohl
ISBN: 9780226007601 022600760X
OCLC Number: 805011439
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Description: viii, 359 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: A round river --
The Amazon : rivers of blushing dolphins --
Interlude --
The Ob : killing grandmother --
Interlude --
The Nile : lifeline in the desert --
Interlude --
The Danube : remnants of beauty --
Interlude --
The Ganges : eternally pure? --
Interlude --
The Mississippi : once and future river --
Interlude --
The Murray-Darling : stumbling in the waltz --
Interlude --
The Congo : river that swallows all rivers --
Interlude --
The Chang Jiang : bridling a dragon --
Interlude --
The Mackenzie : river on the brink --
An ebbing flow.
Responsibility: Ellen Wohl.

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Explores the confluence of human and environmental change on ten of the great rivers of the world. Ranging from the Yellow River in China to Central Europe's Danube, this book shows us how pollution,  Read more...

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"Excellent. . . . Wohl, a fluvial geoscientist, does a superb job of linking the flow of geomorphic structure of rivers with a more encompassing examination of their ecology, history, and culture. . Read more...

 
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