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A story of six rivers : history, culture and ecology

Author: Peter A Coates
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 places and countries, but most of us think of them simply as water-ways that must be crossed on the way to somewhere else. Relating the biographies of four European and two North American rivers, "A Story of Six Rivers" considers the place of rivers in our  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter A Coates
ISBN: 9781780231068 1780231067
OCLC Number: 809911217
Description: 350 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Danube --
Spree --
Po --
Mersey --
Yukon --
Los Angeles River.
Responsibility: Peter Coates.

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Relating the biographies of four European and two North American rivers, A Story of Six Rivers considers the place of rivers in our world and emphasizes the inextricable links between their history,  Read more...

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