Rivers for Life

Managing Water For People And Nature

Author: Sandra Postel,Brian Richter

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1597267805

Category: Nature

Page: 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.

Rivers of Life

Author: J.G. R. Forlong

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5872679149

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Sources and streams of the faiths of man in all lands; showing the evolution of faiths from the rudest symbolism to the latest spiritual developments

Rivers of life

Author: Kelly Haggart,Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies,Panos Institute

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781870670357

Category: Flood control

Page: 244

View: 842

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Rivers of Life, Or, Sources and Streams of the Faiths of Man in All Lands

Showing the Evolution of Faiths from the Rudest Symbolisms to the Latest S

Author: James George Roche Forlong

Publisher: READ BOOKS

ISBN: 9781409731320

Category: Religion

Page: 624

View: 7541

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

River of Life

Author: Sam Olivo

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1619047179

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

View: 7451

From the outpouring of his soul and the Holy Spirit as his guide, come the words that fill his heart and now line the pages of this book. "it's you who waits for all who seek, it's you who changes stone to meek, its' you who fulfills each and every soul, it's you who teaches each one his or her role. it's you who ignites my heart on fire, it's you who drives my desire." It is apparent that Sam Olivo is a man after God's own heart. Consumed with a passion to serve and live for our Savior, Sam is a clear voice in a chaotic world that beckons people to trust in anything and everything but the Lord. There has been a clear calling on Sam's life to share the good news of the gospel in his gifted, down-to-earth, humble fashion. He is a blessing to those around him. This book encapsulates his love for the Lord and the Lord's love for all of us. May it touch your heart and soul.

A Bend in the River of Life

Author: Budh Aditya Roy

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1618972030

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 303

View: 6150

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.

River of Life

How to Live in the Flow

Author: Marilyn J. Awtry

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434300692

Category: Nature

Page: 216

View: 6973

The River of Life

Author: Renford , Renford

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557087074


Page: 114

View: 7752

The River of Life is an allegory with many symbols. It is a modern day parable about the eternal nature of being. Everything is a cycle and full of purpose. The being in fulfillment had no beginning and will have no end. It cannot be destroyed. Like a cell of the human body, which can be cloned, the soul is a cell of Universal Being with the same natural power of the whole.There is always communication between the whole and the part, but we are mostly unaware. 'The language of the mind' can only be understood by recognizing the way Inner Being, via the subconscious mind, communicates with the conscious. Only through meditation or dreams, when the conscious mind is induced to be quiet, can Inner Being communicate and conscious mind benefit.

River of Life

Author: Debbie S. Miller

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547563114

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2393

As the seasons change, a river in Alaska reveals its remarkable biodiversity. A great web of life is presented--the river and its shores sustain an astonishing variety of plants and animals. The river is home: salmon fry and rainbow trout live in it, plankton drifts in its current. The river is food: bears and bald eagles catch salmon, big fish chase little fish, tree roots absorb the river water. This evocative nonfiction picture book follows a year in the life of this Alaskan river. The lyrical text and lush paintings introduce young readers to the sights and sounds of the river and its inhabitants and are rich in details certain to fascinate ecologists of all ages.

The River of Life

Author: Francis Frangipane

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 160374598X

Category: Religion

Page: 84

View: 7941

A river is rising from the throne of God. In its waves are healing for the church and renewal for our society. Some of the vital topics Francis Frangipane discusses include… The Father’s unchanging purpose Christ’s commitment to His church The Holy Spirit’s transforming work in us Surrendering to the lordship of Jesus Achieving unity in the body of Christ Creating harmony within the family, the church, and society Experiencing the flow of God’s healing power Discover the source of the abundant supply of God’s grace that transforms our lives so that we can impact our world for Jesus Christ.

The River of Life

Sustainable Practices of Native Americans and Indigenous Peoples

Author: Michael Marchand,Kristiina Vogt,Asep Suntana,Rodney Cawston,John Gordon,Mia Siscawati,Daniel Vogt,John Tovey,Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir,Patricia Roads

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110275880

Category: Science

Page: 294

View: 3781

Sustainability defines the need for any society to live within the constraints of the land's capacity to deliver all natural resources the society consumes. This book compares the general differences between Native Americans and western world view towards resources. It will provide the ‘nuts and bolts’ of a sustainability portfolio designed by indigenous peoples. This book introduces the ideas on how to link nature and society to make sustainable choices. To be sustainable, nature and its endowment needs to be linked to human behavior similar to the practices of indigenous peoples. The main goal of this book is to facilitatethinking about how to change behavior and to integrate culture intothinking and decision-processes.

River of Life, River of Death

The Ganges and India's Future

Author: Victor Mallet

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191089443

Category: History

Page: 256

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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?

Pitt Rivers

The Life and Archaeological Work of Lieutenant-General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers

Author: Mark Bowden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521400770

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 182

View: 8693

Mark Bowden has written an entertaining and thoroughly researched biography of General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers (1827-1900).

Bridging Deep South Rivers

The Life and Legend of Horace King

Author: John S. Lupold,Thomas L. French

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820326269

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

View: 4932

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.

Those Who Love the Game

Glenn "Doc" Rivers on Life in the NBA and Elsewhere

Author: Glenn Rivers

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1466885084

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 159

View: 6756

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 River of Life

Changing Ecosystems of the Mekong Region

Author: Yot Santasombat

Publisher: Silkworm Books

ISBN: 9786169005322

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 9022

In northern Thailand, Laos, and southern China, marginal fishing communities along the Mekong River and its tributaries are experiencing the adverse effects of changing ecosystems on their fish stocks, local economies, lifestyles, and cultural practices. Transnational mega-projects are causing great environmental degradation and endangering people's livelihoods. While depicting a stark future for less advantaged Mekong communities, this book sees reasons for hope in the communities' capacity to respond to these changes. Using their knowledge and experience to cope with evolving historical realities such as erratic water levels, many local communities have devised conservation measures for fishing. The author advocates bottom-up planning and transnational civil society alliances between local groups and regional and international organizations to bring about more balanced development and sounder natural resource management in the region. Appendixes contain an extensive inventory of fish species, habitat, conservation status, and fishing techniques. Yos Santasombat is professor of anthropology at Chiang Mai University.

River Life

The Natural and Cultural History of a Northern River

Author: John Bates

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 373

View: 7001

Explores the ecology and natural history of the Manitowish River in Wisconsin.