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A World of Rivers Environmental Change on Ten of the World's Great Rivers

By: Ellen Wohl
368 pages, b/w illustrations
A World of Rivers
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  • A World of Rivers ISBN: 9780226007601 Paperback Nov 2012 Usually dispatched within 4 days
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This book 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 Mississippi, the book journeys down the most important rivers in all corners of the globe.



1 A Round River 1
2 The Amazon: Rivers of Blushing Dolphins
3 The Ob: Killing Grandmother
4 The Nile: Lifeline in the Desert
5 The Danube: Remnants of Beauty
6 The Ganges: Eternally Pure?
7 The Mississippi: Once and Future River
8 The Murray-Darling: Stumbling in the Waltz
9 The Congo: River That Swallows All Rivers
10 The Chang Jiang: Bridling a Dragon
11 The Mackenzie: River on the Brink
12 An Ebbing Flow

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Ellen Wohl is professor of geosciences at Colorado State University and the author of, most recently, Of Rock and Rivers: Seeking a Sense of Place in the American West.

By: Ellen Wohl
368 pages, b/w illustrations
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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. . . . Highly recommended."
- J. H. Thorp III Choice

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