Rivers of the World: A Social, Geographical, and Environmental Sourcebook (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, Jan 1, 2001 - Nature - 357 pages
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In this comprehensive treatment of the major rivers of the world, author James R. Penn's purpose is not just to feature geographic data, but to tell a story of historical drama, poetic significance, and cultural relationships. The book shows glimpses of Chairman Mao boosting his image by swimming in the Yangtze; Indian middlemen residing on both sides of the Columbia River exacting tolls from travelers like Lewis and Clark; and, near the Dordogne in southwest France, Paleolithic cave art, paintings, and designs in rock shelters and subterranean caverns, which are textbook examples of early human creativity and artistic impulse.

In nearly 200 entries ranging from a few paragraphs to several pages, "Rivers of the World" covers all of the great rivers of the world including the Nile, Niger, Amazon, and Mississippi, as well as smaller waterways that illustrate important themes or represent trends. The book includes bibliographies for each river.

  

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Contents

AARE
1
ACHELOUS
2
ADDA
3
ADIGE
4
ADONIS
5
ALPHEUS
6
AMAZON
7
AMU DARYA
9
NARMADA
169
NEGRO
170
NIGER
173
NILE
176
NORTHERN DVINA
179
OB
181
ODRA
183
OGOOUÉ
184

AMUR
11
ANGARA
13
ARAS
15
ASSINIBOINE
18
ATBARA
19
BALSAS
23
BENI
25
BIG SIOUX
26
BLUE NILE
27
BOYNE
29
BRAHMAPUTRA
30
BUG WESTERN
31
CASIQUIARE
33
CHAMBAL
34
CHAO PHRAYA
35
CHARI
37
CHURCHILL
38
CLYDE
39
COLORADO
41
COLUMBIA
44
COLVILLE
48
CONGO
50
CONNECTICUT
53
DAL
57
DANUBE
58
DARLING
61
DAUGAVA
62
DELAWARE
63
DNIEPER
65
DNIESTER
67
DON
68
DORDOGNE
70
DOURO
72
DRAVA
73
EARN
75
ELBE
77
ESSEQUIBO
79
EUPHRATES
80
FORTH
83
FRASER
84
GAMBIA
87
GANGES
88
GARONNE
90
GILA
92
GLOMMA
93
GREEN
94
GUADALQUIVIR
95
HADHRAMAUT
99
HOOGHLY
100
HUANG HE YELLOW
102
HUDSON
105
HUMBER
107
HUMBOLDT
108
ILLINOIS
111
INDUS
113
IRRAWADDY
115
IRTYSH
117
JAMES
119
JHELUM
122
JUMNA
124
KABUL
125
KENNEBEC
126
KIZIL IRMAK
127
KLARÄLVEN
128
KRISHNA
129
LA PAZ
133
LENA
134
LIFFEY
136
LIMPOPO
137
LOIRE
138
MACKENZIE
143
MADEIRA
144
MAGDALENA
145
MAHAWELI GANGA
146
MARITSA
147
MARNE
148
MEDWAY
149
MEKONG
150
MENDERES
152
MEUSE
154
MISSISSIPPI
155
MISSOURI
158
MORAVA
163
MOSELLE
164
MURRAY
165
MURRUMBIDGEE
167
OHIO
185
OKA
187
OKAVANGO
188
OMO
189
ORANGE
190
ORINOCO
191
ORONTES
193
OTTAWA
194
PARAGUAY
197
PARANÁ
198
PARANAÍBA
200
PEACE
201
PENOBSCOT
202
PLATA
204
PLATTE
205
PO
206
POTOMAC
209
PRIPET
211
RAVI
213
RED CHINA
214
RED OF THE NORTH
215
RED OF THE SOUTH
216
RHINE
218
RHÔNE
221
RHUMEL
224
RUBICON
227
RUHR
229
SAAR
231
SACRAMENTO
232
SAINT LAWRENCE
235
SALT
238
SALWEEN
239
SAMBRE
241
SAN JOAQUIN
242
SAN JUAN
245
SÃO FRANCISCO
246
SAÔNE
247
SASKATCHEWAN
248
SAVANNAH
249
SCHELDT
251
SEINE
252
SÉNÉGAL
254
SEVERN
255
SHANNON
256
SHATT AL ARAB
257
SHENANDOAH
259
SNAKE
261
SOMME
264
SONGHUA JIANG
266
STIKINE
267
SUSQUEHANNA
268
SUTLEJ
271
SWAN
272
SYR DARYA
274
TAGUS
277
TARIM
278
TAY
279
TENNESSEE
280
THAMES
282
TIBER
285
TIGRIS
286
TRENT
287
TWEED
288
VAAL
291
VARDAR
292
VISTULA
293
VOLGA
294
WEI
297
WESER
298
WHITE NILE
299
WILLAMETTE
301
WISCONSIN
303
XI HE
307
YALU
311
YAMUNA
312
YANGTZE
313
YENISEY
315
YUKON
316
ZAMBEZI
319
ZIZ
321
GLOSSARY OF RIVER TERMS
323
BIBLIOGRAPHY
331
INDEX
339
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
357
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James Penn is an assistant professor of geography and

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