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A Story of Six Rivers

History, Culture and Ecology

by Peter Coates

<div>Many of the world’s major cities sprang up on the banks of rivers. Used for water, food, irrigation, transportation, and power, rivers sustain life and connect the world together, but most of us think of them simply as waterways that must ...

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A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

by Henry David Thoreau

<p>A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers is a book by Henry David Thoreau, first published in 1849. The book is ostensibly the narrative of a boat trip from Concord, Massachusetts to Concord, New Hampshire and back Thoreau had taken with ...

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Amazon Sweet Sea

Land, Life, and Water at the River's Mouth

by Nigel J. H. Smith

Far into the Atlantic Ocean, the outflow from the Amazon River creates a "sweet sea" of fresh water. At the river's mouth, a vast delta of river channels and marshes, floodplain and upland forests, open and scrub savannas, floating meadows, and ...

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American Venice

The Epic Story of San Antonio's River

by Lewis F. Fisher

<div>In <I>American Venice: The Epic Story of San Antonio’s River</I>, Lewis F. Fisher uncovers the evolution of San Antonio’s beloved River Walk. He shares how San Antonians refused to give up on the vital water source that provided for them ...

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An Affair in The South Sea's

by LEIGH HADLEY IRVIN

<p>CLASSIC ROMANTIC ADVENTURE.......&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; THIS BOOK IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO ALL&nbsp; ROMANTIC/ADVENTURE ENTHUSIASTS!!</p> ...

ISBN: 1230000311682

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Beyond Control

The Mississippi River’s New Channel to the Gulf of Mexico

by James F. Barnett

<p><i>Beyond Control</i> reveals the Mississippi as a waterway of change, unnaturally confined by ever-larger levees and control structures. During the great flood of 1973, the current scoured a hole beneath the main structure near Baton Rouge ...

ISBN: 9781496811141

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Canoeing in the Wilderness

by Henry David Thoreau

<p>From the great nature writer behind Walden comes an account of a trip he made into the wilderness.</p> ...

ISBN: 1230000278921

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Discovering the Unknown Landscape

A History Of America's Wetlands

by Ann Vileisis

The rapidly disappearing wetlands that once spread so abundantly across the American continent serve an essential and irreplaceable ecological function. Yet for centuries, beginning with the first European settlers, Americans have viewed them ...

ISBN: 9781610912648

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Downstream Toward Home

A Book of Rivers

by Oliver A. Houck

American rivers are among the most diverse and challenging in the world, and for many the excitement and escape they offer develops into a lifelong pursuit. In <EM>Downstream Toward Home</EM>, Oliver A. Houck recounts his six decades exploring ...

ISBN: 9780807157473

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Downstream Toward Home: A Book of Rivers

by Houck, Oliver A.

American rivers are among the most diverse and challenging in the world, and for many the excitement and escape they offer develops into a lifelong pursuit. In <EM>Downstream Toward Home</EM>, Oliver A. Houck recounts his six decades exploring ...

ISBN: 9780807157466

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Exploring the Big Woods

A Guide to the Last Great Forest of the Arkansas Delta

by Matthew D. Moran

<div> <p><i>Exploring the Big Woods: A Guide to the Last Great Forest of Eastern Arkansas</i> is both a natural history and a guide to one of the last remnants of Mississippi bottomland forest, an ecosystem that once stretched from southern ...

ISBN: 9781610755948

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From Toilets to Rivers

Experiences, New Opportunities, and Innovative Solutions: Volume 2

by Asian Development Bank

This publication showcases a compilation of project briefs culled from case studies of good practices, new approaches, and working models on sanitation and wastewater management from different countries.The project briefs demonstrate solution ...

ISBN: 9789292574161

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Gravel Bed Rivers

Processes, Tools, Environments

by Michael Church, Pascale Biron & Andre Roy

<b>Gravel-Bed Rivers: Processes, Tools, Environments</b> presents a definitive review of current knowledge of gravel-bed rivers, derived from the 7<sup>th</sup> International Gravel-bed Rivers Workshop, the 5-yearly meeting of the world’s ...

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Heads above Water

The Inside Story of the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program

by Robert L. Gulley

<DIV>Since the 1950s, competing interests for use of Edwards Aquifer resources—the primary source of water for more than two million people in south central Texas—were at war. They had tried many times to resolve their differences about how to ...

ISBN: 9781623492694

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Hertfordshire's Historic Inland Waterway

Batchworth to Berkhamsted

by John Cooper

John Cooper takes the reader on a fascinating journey along the towpath of the Grand Union Canal, which meanders through what is arguably one of the most picturesque stretches of inland waterway in the county. Using a vibrant selection of old ...

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How to Save a River

A Handbook For Citizen Action

by David M Bolling

How to Save a River presents in a concise and readable format the wisdom gained from years of river protection campaigns across the United States. The book begins by defining general principles of action, including getting organized, planning a ...

ISBN: 9781610912785

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Immersion

The Science and Mystery of Freshwater Mussels

by Abbie Gascho Landis

Abbie Gascho Landis first fell for freshwater mussels while submerged in an Alabama creek, her pregnant belly squeezed into a wetsuit. After an hour of fruitless scanning, a mussel materialized from the rocks—a little spectaclecase, herself ...

ISBN: 9781610918084

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Indian River Lagoon

An Environmental History

by Osborn, Nathaniel

<p>Stretching along 156 miles of Florida's East Coast, the Indian River Lagoon contains the St. Lucie estuary, the Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River Lagoon, and the Indian River. It is a delicate ecosystem of shifting barrier islands and varying ...

ISBN: 9780813059549

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Keepers of the Spring

Reclaiming Our Water In An Age Of Globalization

by Fred Pearce

<br>Water has long been the object of political ambition and conflict. Recent history is full of leaders who tried to harness water to realize national dreams. Yet the people who most need water--farmers, rural villages, impoverished ...

ISBN: 9781597268936

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Listening to the Savage

River Notes and Half-Heard Melodies

by Barbara Hurd

<p>Barbara Hurd’s <i>Listening to the Savage</i> weaves rich explorations of science, history, mythology, literature, and music. The listening of the book delineates and champions a kind of attentiveness to what is not easily heard and is ...

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