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: 6898

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: 2843

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.

Life in a River

The Columbia River Basin

Author: Valerie Rapp

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780822521365

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 4516

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.

Delaware Diary

Episodes in the Life of a River

Author: Frank Dale

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813522838

Category: History

Page: 203

View: 2685

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

A River Lost

The Life and Death of the Columbia

Author: Blaine Harden

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393316902

Category: Nature

Page: 271

View: 7742

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.

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

Author: Blaine Harden

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393344525

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 6004

"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.

Rivers for Life

Managing Water For People And Nature

Author: Sandra Postel,Brian Richter

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1597267805

Category: Nature

Page: 220

View: 5752

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.

Life Along the Illinois River

Author: David Zalaznik,Patrick F. Quinn

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252033930

Category: Nature

Page: 106

View: 7766

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.

A Bend in the River of Life

Author: Budh Aditya Roy

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1618972030

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 303

View: 9592

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.


The Life and Times of Philadelphia's Schuylkill River

Author: Beth Kephart

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781592136384

Category: History

Page: 120

View: 5737

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.

Last River Rat

Kenny Salwey's Life in the Wild

Author: Kenny Salwey,J. Scott Bestul

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 1938486919

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 7721

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.

River Life

The Natural and Cultural History of a Northern River

Author: John Bates

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 373

View: 6840

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

The Los Angeles River

Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth

Author: Blake Gumprecht

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801866425

Category: Architecture

Page: 384

View: 5837

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.

Life on the River

Author: Tom Edwards

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1607994526

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 7268

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.

"Bula" Man-River

The Miracle of Triune Living

Author: Kiang P Lee

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1625090080

Category: Religion

Page: 218

View: 3558

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.

Naturalist in the River

The Life and Early Writings of Alfred Russel Wallace

Author: William Bryant

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595269761

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 8213

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.

When the River Dreams

The Life of Marine Sgt. Freddy González

Author: John W. Flores

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1425970893

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

View: 549

"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. [4] of cover.