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Rivers for Life

Rivers for Life Author Sandra Postel
ISBN-10 9781597267809
Release 2012-06-22
Pages 220
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The conventional approach to river protection has focused on water quality and maintaining some ""minimum"" flow that was thought necessary to ensure the viability of a river. In recent years, however, scientific research has underscored the idea that the ecological health of a river system depends not on a minimum amount of water at any one time but on the naturally variable quantity and timing of flows throughout the year. In Rivers for Life, leading water experts Sandra Postel and Brian Richter explain why restoring and preserving more natural river flows are key to sustaining freshwater biodiversity and healthy river systems, and describe innovative policies, scientific approaches, and management reforms for achieving those goals. Sandra Postel and Brian Richter: explain the value of healthy rivers to human and ecosystem health; describe the ecological processes that support river ecosystems and how they have been disrupted by dams, diversions, and other alterations; consider the scientific basis for determining how much water a river needs; examine new management paradigms focused on restoring flow patterns and sustaining ecological health; assess the policy options available for managing rivers and other freshwater systems; explore building blocks for better river governance Sandra Postel and Brian Richter offer case studies of river management from the United States (the San Pedro, Green, and Missouri), Australia (the Brisbane), and South Africa (the Sabie), along with numerous examples of new and innovative policy approaches that are being implemented in those and other countries. Rivers for Life presents a global perspective on the challenges of managing water for people and nature, with a concise yet comprehensive overview of the relevant science, policy, and management issues. It presents exciting and inspirational information for anyone concerned with water policy, planning and management, river conservation, freshwater biodiversity, or related topics.



Bridging Deep South Rivers

Bridging Deep South Rivers Author John S. Lupold
ISBN-10 0820326267
Release 2004
Pages 335
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The story does not end with Horace, however, because he passed his skills on to his three sons, who also became prominent builders and businessmen."--BOOK JACKET.



Emperor of the Five Rivers

Emperor of the Five Rivers Author Mohamed Sheikh
ISBN-10 9781786720955
Release 2017-03-17
Pages 256
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In 1801, at the age of just 20 years old, Ranjit Singh became the Maharaja of the Punjab Empire and subsequently became one of the greatest figures in the history of India. He was a fiercely brave leader, capturing the city of Lahore before becoming Maharaja and overcoming a variety of challenges during his 40-year rule, such as harsh terrain, an ethnically and religiously diverse population and strong aggressors including the British and the Afghans. Despite such challenges, Ranjit Singh was able to unite Punjab’s various factions yet rule a nation that was strictly secular; the Maharaja was benevolent to his subjects no matter their ethnicity or religion and sought to promote interfaith unity through policies of equality and non-discrimination. Aside from building his own nation, Ranjit built solid strategic relations with his most challenging aggressor – the British. Through stamina and political will, he managed to establish a formal treaty between the two and secured from 1809 Britain’s protection against third party attempts to conquer the Punjab. Following Ranjit Singh’s death in 1839, the Empire fell into decline. Just six years later, the Punjabis attacked the British, and in 1845 they were beaten and forced to sign the Treaty of Lahore, essentially conceding control to the British.Ranjit Singh’s personal characteristics and leadership skills were what held the Punjab nation together in a tumultuous period in history. Mohamed Sheikh’s new account of Singh’s life illustrates these characteristics and skills and illuminates the man who singlehandedly created and sustained the Empire.



Pitt Rivers

Pitt Rivers Author Mark Bowden
ISBN-10 0521400775
Release 1991-08-30
Pages 182
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Mark Bowden has written an entertaining and thoroughly researched biography of General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers (1827-1900).



The Life of Rivers and Streams

The Life of Rivers and Streams Author Robert L. Usinger
ISBN-10
Release 1969
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The Life of Rivers and Streams has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Life of Rivers and Streams also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Life of Rivers and Streams book for free.



A River Lost The Life and Death of the Columbia Revised and Updated

A River Lost  The Life and Death of the Columbia  Revised and Updated Author Blaine Harden
ISBN-10 9780393342567
Release 2012-04-02
Pages 286
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"Superbly reported and written with clarity, insight, and great skill." —Washington Post Book World After two decades, Washington Post journalist Blaine Harden returned to his small-town birthplace in the Pacific Northwest to follow the rise and fall of the West’s most thoroughly conquered river. To explore the Columbia River and befriend those who collaborated in its destruction, he traveled on a monstrous freight barge sailing west from Idaho to the Grand Coulee Dam, the site of the river’s harnessing for the sake of jobs, electricity, and irrigation. A River Lost is a searing personal narrative of rediscovery joined with a narrative of exploitation: of Native Americans, of endangered salmon, of nuclear waste, and of a once-wild river. Updated throughout, this edition features a new foreword and afterword.



The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abromowitz

The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abromowitz Author Joan Rivers
ISBN-10 OCLC:59922425
Release 1985
Pages 99
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The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abromowitz has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abromowitz also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abromowitz book for free.



Last Girl Before Freeway

Last Girl Before Freeway Author Leslie Bennetts
ISBN-10 9780316261296
Release 2016-11-15
Pages 432
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The definitive book about Joan Rivers' tumultuous, victorious, tragic, hilarious, and fascinating life. Joan Rivers was more than a legendary comedian; she was an icon and a role model to millions, a fearless pioneer who left a legacy of expanded opportunity when she died in 2014. Her life was a dramatic roller-coaster of triumphant highs and devastating lows: the suicide of her husband, her feud with Johnny Carson, her estrangement from her daughter, her many plastic surgeries, her ferocious ambition and her massive insecurities. But Rivers' career was also hugely significant in American cultural history, breaking down barriers for her gender and pushing the boundaries of truth-telling for women in public life. A juicy, intimate biography of one of the greatest comedians ever-a performer whose sixty year career was borne, simply, out of a desire to make people laugh so she could feel loved-LAST GIRL BEFORE FREEWAY delves into the inner workings of a woman who both reflected and redefined the world around her.



Rivers of History

Rivers of History Author Harvey H. Jackson
ISBN-10 9780817307714
Release 1995-07-30
Pages 300
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Four streams make up the Alabama River system, the Coosa, Tallapoosa, Cahaba, and Alabama. Together they flow for more than 900 miles, through some of the most historic regions of the state. This book looks at the way these streams have shaped the lives of the people who lived along them, and how, in turn, people have used the rivers to their own ends. This is the story of the people of the Alabama River system: the Indians, traders, steamboatmen, passengers, slaves, loggers, "deadheaders", divers, river rats, fishermen, industrial giants, factory workers, business boosters, environmentalists, and those who simply love the rivers because of something that seems to have been a part of them from the first time they saw the water flowing. This is a book for and about these people. They, and the rivers, are the main characters in the story.



The Second Life of Ava Rivers

The Second Life of Ava Rivers Author Faith Gardner
ISBN-10 9780451478320
Release 2018-08-28
Pages 384
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"Fans of The Face on the Milk Carton and Room will revel in this book's generous supply of suspense."-Publishers Weekly "A beautiful, moving, and thoughtful story about how far we're willing to go for family." - Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces Vera Rivers' life is split in two: before her twin sister Ava disappeared twelve years ago and after. Before was hot Junes and ice cream trucks, dancing in sprinklers, loud Christmas mornings and pancakes on Saturdays. The after is everything else: police officers, investigators, tips, theories, leads, but never any answers. The case made headlines, shocked Vera's Northern California community, and turned her family into tragic celebrities. Now, at eighteen, Vera is counting down the days until she starts her new life at college in Portland, Oregon, far away from the dark cloud she and her family have lived under for twelve years. But all that changes when a girl shows up at the local hospital. Her name is Ava Rivers and she wants to go home. Ava's return begins to mend the fractures in the Rivers family. Vera and Ava's estranged older brother returns. Vera reconnects with Max, the sweet, artistic boy from her childhood. Their parents smile again. But the questions remain: Where was Ava all these years? And who is she now? Powerful and gripping, The Second Life of Ava Rivers is equal parts thriller, mystery, and haunting meditation on grief, family, and forgiveness.



Those Who Love the Game

Those Who Love the Game Author Glenn Rivers
ISBN-10 9781466885080
Release 2014-11-11
Pages 159
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Glenn "Doc" Rivers plays ball the way an artist writes: he practices endlessly to perfect his technique, he constantly thinks of the whole, the game, ahead of himself; and in those moments of inspiration when "the ball starts to move," that's when the real fun starts. Talking with award-winning author Bruce Brooks, Rivers tells us about the game he loves. Beginning with schoolyard contests in Chicago against Isiah Thomas and clashes with an older brother who was his toughest one-on-one challenge, he shows us the determination, the competitive fire, and the brains he needed to succeed. We find out about mentors like Johnny Davis and Moses Malone, infuriating opponents like Michael Jordan and Kevin McHale--and coaches like Hank Raymond and Pat Riley, whose techniques Doc will use someday when he gets to lead a team. Doc has a good life in the NBA, but he looks directly at the racial problens sports hides, at the distortion that comes when a game turns into a highlight film, at the pressure on himself and his family that comes from being a too-often-absent dad, and at the day every athlete dreads: retirement. Looking back to last year's play-offs and ahead to his future, Doc Rivers guides us on a thought-provoking, readable journey into the mind of one special ballplayer--one of Those Who Love the Game.



The Book of Joan

The Book of Joan Author Melissa Rivers
ISBN-10 9781101903841
Release 2016-04
Pages 304
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The New York Times bestseller, now in paperback, is a hilarious and inspiring tribute to the iconic comedian Joan Rivers by the person who knew her best--her daughter, Melissa. Joan and Melissa had one of the most celebrated mother-daughter relationships of all time. Her love for her daughter knew no bounds--or boundaries, apparently. ("Melissa, I acknowledge that you have boundaries. I just choose to not respect them.") In The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation, Melissa shares stories (like when she was nine months old and her parents delivered her to Johnny Carson as a birthday gift), bons mots ("Missy, is there anything better than seeing a really good-looking couple pushing a baby that looks like a Sasquatch who got caught in a house fire?"), and life lessons from growing up in the Rosenberg-Rivers household ("I can do tips and discounts and figure out the number of gay men in an audience to make it a good show. That's all the math you'll ever need."). These were just the tip of the iceberg when it came to life in the family that Melissa describes as more Addams than Cleaver. And at the center of it all was a tiny blond force of nature. In The Book of Joan, Melissa Rivers relates funny, poignant, and irreverent observations, thoughts, and tales about the woman who raised her (and is the reason she considers Valium one of the four basic food groups).



The Life of Mr Richard Savage Son of the Earl Rivers

The Life of Mr  Richard Savage  Son of the Earl Rivers Author Samuel Johnson
ISBN-10 UOM:39015063975075
Release 1777
Pages 298
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The Life of Mr Richard Savage Son of the Earl Rivers has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Life of Mr Richard Savage Son of the Earl Rivers also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Life of Mr Richard Savage Son of the Earl Rivers book for free.



Delaware Diary

Delaware Diary Author Frank Dale
ISBN-10 0813522838
Release 1996
Pages 203
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Presents such Delaware River lore as the Lenni-Lenape's encounters with Dutch, Swedish, and English settlers, Washington's crossing during the Revolutionary War, and the development of various rivercraft



River of Life River of Death

River of Life  River of Death Author Victor Mallet
ISBN-10 9780198786177
Release 2017-10-26
Pages 288
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India is killing the Ganges, and the Ganges in turn is killing India. The waterway that has nourished more people than any on earth for three millennia is now so polluted with sewage and toxic waste that it has become a menace to human and animal health. Victor Mallet traces the holy river from source to mouth, and from ancient times to the present day, to find that the battle to rescue what is arguably the world's most important river is far from lost. As one Hindu sage told the author in Rishikesh on the banks of the upper Ganges (known to Hindus as the goddess Ganga): "If Ganga dies, India dies. If Ganga thrives, India thrives. The lives of 500 million people is no small thing." Drawing on four years of first-hand reporting and detailed historical and scientific research, Mallet delves into the religious, historical, and biological mysteries of the Ganges, and explains how Hindus can simultaneously revere and abuse their national river. Starting at the Himalayan glacier where the Ganges emerges pure and cold from an icy cave known as the "Cow's Mouth" and ending in the tiger-infested mangrove swamps of the Bay of Bengal, Mallet encounters everyone from the naked holy men who worship the river, to the engineers who divert its waters for irrigation, the scientists who study its bacteria, and Narendra Modi, the Hindu nationalist prime minister, who says he wants to save India's mother-river for posterity. Can they succeed in saving the river from catastrophe - or is it too late?



Life s Rivers Cross

Life s Rivers Cross Author Glenroy Solomon Burke
ISBN-10 9781490718545
Release 2013-12
Pages 248
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Where the Water Goes

Where the Water Goes Author David Owen
ISBN-10 9780698189904
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 288
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An eye-opening account of where our water comes from and where it all goes. The Colorado River is an essential resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States, and every gallon that flows down it is owned or claimed by someone. David Owen traces all that water from the Colorado’s headwaters to its parched terminus, once a verdant wetland but now a million-acre desert. He takes readers on an adventure downriver, along a labyrinth of waterways, reservoirs, power plants, farms, fracking sites, ghost towns, and RV parks, to the spot near the U.S.–Mexico border where the river runs dry. Water problems in the western United States can seem tantalizingly easy to solve: just turn off the fountains at the Bellagio, stop selling hay to China, ban golf, cut down the almond trees, and kill all the lawyers. But a closer look reveals a vast man-made ecosystem that is far more complex and more interesting than the headlines let on. The story Owen tells in Where the Water Goes is crucial to our future: how a patchwork of engineering marvels, byzantine legal agreements, aging infrastructure, and neighborly cooperation enables life to flourish in the desert —and the disastrous consequences we face when any part of this tenuous system fails.