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A world of rivers : environmental change on ten of the world's great rivers / Ellen Wohl.

By: Wohl, Ellen E, 1962-
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2010Description: viii, 359 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cmISBN: 9780226904788 (cloth : alk. paper); 0226904784 (cloth : alk. paper)Subject(s): Rivers | Nature -- Effect of human beings on | Global environmental change | Stream health | Stream ecology | Murray-Darling basin (Australia) | Amazon river | Mississippi river | Mackenzie River (N.W.T.)DDC classification: 551.48/3 LOC classification: GB1205 | .W64 2010
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.
Summary: This book explores the confluence of human and environmental change on ten of the great rivers of the world.
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Intro to Freshwater Studies


Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

This book explores the confluence of human and environmental change on ten of the great rivers of the world.

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