Rivers for Life

Managing Water For People And Nature

Author: Sandra Postel,Brian Richter

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1597267805

Category: Nature

Page: 220

View: 1467

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.

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: 3627

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

Emperor of the Five Rivers

The Life and Times of Maharajah Ranjit Singh

Author: Mohamed Sheikh

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1786720957

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 5543

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.

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: 1452

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 Rivers of Life - and Death

Author: William T. Harper

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781484024232

Category: History

Page: 314

View: 7008

Through the pages of "The Rivers of Life – and Death," nine horrific tragedies on the Nation's inland waterways, stretching back over 41 years (1964-2005) are graphically reported. September 22, 1993 was, without a doubt, the darkest day in the American towboating industry's 200-year history. At 2:45 that morning, the towboat Mauvilla, pushing six barges in dense fog, nudged a railroad bridge, causing the derailment of Amtrak's Sunset Limited passenger train. Forty-seven hapless souls plunged to their deaths in an alligator- and snake-infested murky bayou near Mobile, Alabama. One-hundred-and-three others were injured in the flaming carnage. Other dark days have been: June 16, 1964 – April 6, 1969 – August 1, 1974 – May 28, 1993July 15, 2001 – September 15, 2001 – May 26, 2002 – January 9, 2005Those nine days saw towboats and their barges slam into highway and railroad bridge pilings, collide with another vessel, run over a fishing boat, and wash over a dam. The resulting catastrophes ended the lives of 114 unsuspecting motor vehicle occupants, railroad train passengers and crew, fishermen, and mariners in those nine separate accidents. "The Rivers of Life – and Death" is meant for those who have traveled on and/or marveled at any of this nation's 25,000 miles of inland waterways – the Mississippi, the Missouri, the Arkansas, the Illinois, the Ohio, the Gulf Intracoastal Canal, etc. For those who have navigated the locks or merely putt-putted up and down those waterways – whether commercially or as a pleasure boater – the stories herein (told in reverse chronological order) are for you. It may also be that this book will find its way into the crews' quarters on many of the 3,000-plus towboats and tugs that ply those waterways. To some of them with whom we have traveled the inland waterways, we say “Hello” again. To all of them, we say “God Speed.” And last, but surely not least, "The Rivers of Life – and Death" may ironically bring some small sparks of knowledge to everyone about how that breakfast cereal on your table this morning got there.

Rivers of Life

Southwest Alaska, the Last Great Salmon Fishery

Author: Robert Glenn Ketchum,Bruce Hampton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780893819675

Category: Photography

Page: 119

View: 2393

Robert Glenn Ketchum has created a vivid document of the Tongass National Forest, one of America's rarest national treasures. His emphasis is on the natural beauty of the wilderness as well as on the human relationships with the Tongass. Full-color photographs.

There Is a River

The Story of Edgar Cayce

Author: Thomas Sugrue

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698181964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 5843

A new edition of the landmark, worldwide bestseller on the life of the famed medical clairvoyant and founding father of the New Age: Edgar Cayce. Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) is known to millions today as the grandfather of the New Age. A medical clairvoyant, psychic, and Christian mystic, Cayce provided medical, psychological, and spiritual advice to thousands of people who swore by the effectiveness of his trance-based readings. But Cayce was not always a household name. When a young, skeptical journalist named Thomas Sugrue first met Cayce in 1927 the world had not yet heard of the "sleeping prophet.” During years of unique access, Sugrue completed his landmark biography, which on its publication in 1942 brought national attention to Cayce and stands as the sole record written during the seer’s lifetime. This edition includes a new introduction by historian Mitch Horowitz that highlights the enduring significance of Cayce’s message and the role this book played in its dissemination.

The Book of Joan

Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation

Author: Melissa Rivers

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 1101903848

Category: Comedians

Page: 304

View: 5696

The daughter of Joan Rivers presents a tribute to the iconic comedienne that shares insights into her life out of the spotlight, detailing their complicated but loving relationship and the lessons the author learned from her mother throughout their years together.

Last Girl Before Freeway

The Life, Loves, Losses, and Liberation of Joan Rivers

Author: Leslie Bennetts

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316261297

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 1146

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 for life

Proceedings of the International Symposium on River Biodiversity : Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna River System

Author: Benazir Ahmed ,R. K. (Ravindra Kumar) Sinha

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 9351968073

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 4832

This publication includes papers that were part of thirty-five oral and nine poster presentations on various themes presented by eminent researchers/ practitioners at the international symposium on “River Biodiversity: Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna River System” facilitated and supported by IUCN.

Rivers of Life

Author: J.G. R. Forlong

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5872679149

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8764

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

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

Author: Blaine Harden

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393342565

Category: Nature

Page: 286

View: 9725

"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 of History

Life on the Coosa, Tallapoosa, Cahaba, and Alabama

Author: Harvey H. Jackson

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817307710

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 9802

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.

River of Life, River of Death

The Ganges and India's Future

Author: Victor Mallet

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198786174


Page: 288

View: 5896

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?

The Rivers of Life

A Mother’S Take on History

Author: Johanna S. P. Ferreira

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504398149

Category: Self-Help

Page: 266

View: 6533

Is history circular or linear? Could it be that weve lived through other phases that are very similar to the ones were living in today? If so, what would they be? In a colloquial dialogue, a mother and her children talk about historical characters and events that have marked humanity. To know how to navigate the present, we need to understand the past. With this proposal, the author connects yesterday and today and suggests a personal, peculiar, and transformational way to see history.

Rivers of Life

Author: J.G. R. Forlong

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5872678789

Category: History

Page: 659

View: 6229

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: 3445

Contributed articles.

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 Spiritual

Author: Forlong

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9780766126404

Category: Religion

Page: 708

View: 8100

Other volumes in this set include ISBN number(s): 0766126390. Volume 2 of 2. (This description is for all volumes.) This is the first reprint ever of this foundational work on spiritual evolution. This book is so scarce that copies sell fast at over one.