Rivers

ISBN-10: 0199588678

ISBN-13: 9780199588671

Edition: 2012

Authors: Nick Middleton
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Description: Rivers have acted as cradles for civilization and agents of disaster; a river may be a barrier or a highway, it can support trade and sediment, culture and conflict. ThisVery Short Introductionis a celebration of rivers in all their diversity. Geographer Nick Middleton covers a wide and eclectic range of river-based themes, from physical geography to mythology, to industrial history and literary criticism. Offering a truly global look at rivers, with examples from all continents, including Egypt, India, and Bangladesh, Middleton considers the role that rivers have played in human history from settlements and trade to warfare, and also looks at the human impact upon rivers by the construction of dams and cutting of channels.

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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/4/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 4.50" wide x 6.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Introduction
Nature's driver
Strong brown gods
Liquid histories
Roads that move
Rearranged rivers
Epilogue
Further Reading
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