Mark Bowden has written an entertaining and thoroughly researched biography of General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers (1827-1900).
The Life and Archaeological Work of Lieutenant-General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers
Author: Mark Bowden
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
The Life and Legend of Horace King
Author: John S. Lupold,Thomas L. French
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Category: Social Science
Using the Columbian River Basin as an example, explores the ecosystems of rivers of all sizes in mountains and valleys, and discusses the impact of human interaction.
The Columbia River Basin
Author: Valerie Rapp
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Account of holy places on the banks of the Narmada River in central India.
Author: Geoffrey Waring Maw
Category: Hindu pilgrims and pilgrimages
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
Episodes in the Life of a River
Author: Frank Dale
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
The author of Africa: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent offers his observations on the exploitation of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest, assessing the effects of dams, irrigation, and flood control on the people and environment of the region. Tour.
The Life and Death of the Columbia
Author: Blaine Harden
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
"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.
Author: Blaine Harden
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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.
Managing Water For People And Nature
Author: Sandra Postel,Brian Richter
Publisher: Island Press
3rd Ed., to which are Added The Lives of Sir Francis Drake and Admiral Blake
Author: Samuel Johnson
A panoramic collection of ninety photographs captures the spirit of people at work and play along the Illinois River, as well as the quiet beauty of the flora and fauna that make the river a natural retreat.
Author: David Zalaznik,Patrick F. Quinn
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
A man laments the loss of woman of his life, whether it be the sudden death of his wife or his daughter leaving him after marrying.
Author: Budh Aditya Roy
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The Schuylkill River-the name in Dutch means "hidden creek"-courses many miles, turning through Philadelphia before it yields to the Delaware. "I am this wide. I am this deep. A tad voluptuous, but only in places," writes Beth Kephart, capturing the voice of this natural resource in Flow. An award-winning author, Kephart's elegant, impressionistic story of the Schuylkill navigates the beating heart of this magnificent water source. Readers are invited to flow through time-from the colonial era and Ben Franklin's death through episodes of Yellow Fever and the Winter of 1872, when the river froze over-to the present day. Readers will feel the silt of the Schuylkill's banks, swim with its perch and catfish, and cruise-or scull-downstream, from Reading to Valley Forge to the Water Works outside center city. Flow's lush narrative is peppered with lovely, black and white photographs and illustrations depicting the river's history, its people, and its gorgeous vistas. Written with wisdom and with awe for one of the oldest friends of all Philadelphians, Flow is a perfect book for reading while the ice melts, and for slipping in your bag for your own visit to the Schuylkill.
The Life and Times of Philadelphia's Schuylkill River
Author: Beth Kephart
Publisher: Temple University Press
Kenny Salwey is a modern-day American hermit who has lived most of his life in the Mississippi river bottoms, coming to know the river ecosystem with an intimacy unavailable to most. Now, Kenny shares his love of, and knowledge about, the mighty river. The Last River Rat is a seasonal look at Kenny's unique life.
Kenny Salwey's Life in the Wild
Author: Kenny Salwey,J. Scott Bestul
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
Explores the ecology and natural history of the Manitowish River in Wisconsin.
The Natural and Cultural History of a Northern River
Author: John Bates
Three centuries ago, the Los Angeles River meandered through marshes and forests of willow and sycamore. Trout spawned in its waters and grizzly bears roamed its shores. The bountiful environment the river helped create supported one of the largest concentrations of Indians in North America. Today, the river is made almost entirely of concrete. Chain-link fence and barbed wire line its course. Shopping carts and trash litter its channel. Little water flows in the river most of the year, and nearly all that does is treated sewage and oily street runoff. On much of its course, the river looks more like a deserted freeway than a river. The river's contemporary image belies its former character and its importance to the development of Southern California. Los Angeles would not exist were it not for the river, and the river was crucial to its growth. Recognizing its past and future potential, a potent movement has developed to revitalize its course. The Los Angeles River offers the first comprehensive account of a river that helped give birth to one of the world's great cities, significantly shaped its history, and promises to play a key role in its future.
Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth
Author: Blake Gumprecht
Publisher: JHU Press
Maw didn't like lightning. She said that it was the Lord's sword striking down evil spirits and that we didn't need to be out on the battlefield, lest we be mistakenly struck down. She said that the Lord was getting pretty old and didn't know how good his eyesight was anymore. Jump in the backseat of the boat with new author Tom Edwards as he leads the way to danger, adventure and humor along the banks of the Coosa River in his first book Life on the River. Step back to a simpler time full of fun and exciting adventures as his characters commune with nature and learn important life lessons. Help bait trotlines, escape from a U. F. O. and walk mysterious trails. Save Paw from the Gentry boys and follow Tom and Nelson on their quest for monster turtles while listening to Dick Bennett's humorous wisdom. Catch snakes, recover lost gold and save Reverend Jones from a runaway possum. Catch a Bigfoot by the toe and brave the waters where the dreaded Shark Toothed Brahma Humping Bull Cat swims. Go fishing with Fred and see if Uncle Abe can pull the wool over Aunt Lilly's eyes. Enjoy Life on the River, a book of exaggeration and imagination about life and how we partake of it. Tom Edwards grew up on the banks of the Coosa River in Shelby County, Alabama. Number two son in a family of six children, he married young and started his own family as so many others in this area had also done. His first taste of writing came at the age of sixteen but was soon set aside to make way for a career as a carpenter to support his new family. After thirty-four years in the building industry, he has picked up his pen once again.
Author: Tom Edwards
Publisher: Tate Publishing
The parable of the Bula man-river is the story of the miraculous life God promises man from the beginning. By creating man in His own likeness, He forever placed man on a path of living the miraculous life. He is divine and we are mortal, and whenever the two intersect, miracles happen. As humans, it’s impossible for man to experience the glory of God’s divine Being, so he experiences miracles – the divine spark. Miracles are foretastes of man’s future in the glorious presence of God. It’s a life of unimaginable, awe-inspiring wonder, both now and future. From the beginning, Adam and Eve experienced this miraculous life firsthand. God lovingly and miraculously planted them a garden-home which had all the resources for their survival and happiness. God did not point to a jungle and charged Adam with planting a garden himself. No, God planted it with His own hands. This miraculous life was man’s destiny from the start, and continues to this day. The whole earth, hanging in the blackness of space, is the larger Edenic home we all share as co-inhabitants of it. But man fails to respond with gratitude to “dress and keep it.” Lost in the jungle of his own narcissistic ‘self,’ man seeks for life’s answers which only the “BULA” man-river can supply. For those who change into the likeness of God’s love, God leads them to a new Eden. This is where the miraculous life is lived as naturally as breathing. This is what this book is about – miracles! It begins with the life of the “BULA” man-river! He is the product of God’s love. It begins with love-gifts from the Father which form the substance of the three-dimensional life of the “BULA” man-river – the Miracle Man. Read about the two wonderful love-gifts of the Father.
The Miracle of Triune Living
Author: Kiang P Lee
Publisher: Xulon Press
Naturalist in the River: The Early Life and Writings of Alfred Russel Wallace is the story of the great naturalist from his beginnings on the Amazon in 1848 to the end of his work in the Malay Archipelago in 1862. The biography includes key articles by Wallace concerning exploration and biological theory, as well as the major 1855 article on species formation and the 1858 paper that led to the joint announcement, with Charles Darwin, of the theory of evolution through natural selection. The final parts look forward to Wallace's major contributions to mimicry and biogeography.
The Life and Early Writings of Alfred Russel Wallace
Author: William Bryant
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Marine Sergeant Freddy Gonzalez took over as platoon sergeant before his company entered Hue City and quickly found themselves surrounded by enemy forces trying to stop the Marines from entering Hue City, on Jan. 31, 1968, at the beginning of the horrific Tet Offensive. Over the course of the next three days he was wounded several times while saving fellow Marines and launching brave, deadly, solitary attacks on enemy positions. On the morning of Feb. 4, 1968, at the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, he fired a dozen rockets at North Vietnamese Army positions, saving the pinned-down platoon, giving his life for his men. He was the only man awarded the Medal of Honor for the month-long battle of Hue City--the most violent, intense fighting of the entire 10-year war. Born in Edinburg, Texas, May 23, 1946, Freddy was the only child born to Dolia Gonzalez. She raised him alone on the wages of a waitress and a farm worker. He also worked in the fields during his youth, until graduating from high school and joining the Marine Corps in the summer of 1965. This is his story"--P.  of cover.
The Life of Marine Sgt. Freddy González
Author: John W. Flores
Category: Biography & Autobiography