A World of Rivers: Environmental Change on Ten of the World's Great Rivers

A World of Rivers: Environmental Change on Ten of the World's Great Rivers

By: Ellen Wohl (author)Paperback

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"A World of Rivers" explores the confluence of human and environmental change on ten of the great rivers of the world. Ranging from the Yellow River in China to Central Europe's Danube, the book journeys down the most important rivers in all corners of the globe. Wohl shows us how pollution, such as in the Ganges and in the Ob of Siberia, has affected biodiversity in the water. But rivers are also resilient, and Wohl stresses the importance of conservation and restoration to help reverse the effects of human carelessness and hubris. What these diverse rivers share is a critical role in shaping surrounding landscapes and biological communities, and Wohl's book ultimately makes a strong case for the need to steward positive change in the world's great rivers.

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About Author

Ellen Wohl is professor of geosciences at Colorado State University and the author of, most recently, Of Rock and Rivers: Seeking a Sense of Place in the American West.

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/12/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780226007601
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780226007601
  • weight: 499
  • ISBN10: 022600760X

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