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The Invention of Rivers

Author : Dilip da Cunha
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Featuring more than 150 illustrations, many in color, The Invention of Rivers integrates history, art, cultural studies, hydrology, and geography to tell the story of how rivers have been culturally constructed as lines granted special roles in defining human habitation and everyday practice.

Laws of the United States Relating to the Improvement of Rivers and Harbors from August 11 1790 to March 4 1907 1790 1889

Author : United States
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Rivers of the Ganga Brahmaputra Meghna Delta

Author : Kalyan Rudra
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This is the first comprehensive book on the rivers of the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta. This volume covers all aspects of this highly populated region including land conflicts and environmental impacts such as the Indo-Bangladesh conflict over sharing of trans-boundary water. This book addresses the topic from a highly interdisciplinary perspective covering areas of geography, geology, environment, history, archaeology, sociology and politics of the Bengal region. The book appeals to a wide range of audiences from India, Bangladesh and the international community. The style of presentation makes it easily suitable for students, researchers and interested laymen.

The Invention of Argentina

Author : Nicolas Shumway
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The nations of Latin America came into being without a strong sense of national purpose and identity. In The Invention of Argentina, Nicholas Shumway offers a cultural history of one nation's efforts to determine its nature, its destiny, and its place among the nations of the world. His analysis is crucial to understanding not only Argentina's development but also current events in the Argentine Republic.

Steamboats on the Western Rivers

Author : Louis C. Hunter
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Richly detailed definitive account covers every aspect of steamboat's development — from construction, equipment, and operation to races, collisions, rise of competition, and ultimate decline of steamboat transportation.

Authenticity in the Kitchen

Author : Richard Hosking
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The Oxford Symposium on Food on Cookery continues to be the premier English conference on this topic, gathering academics, professional writers and amateurs from Britain, the USA, Australia and many other countries to discuss contributions on a single agreed topic. Forty seven papers are contributed by authors from Britain and abroad including the food writers Caroline Conran, Fuchsia Dunlop, William Rubel and Colleen Taylor Sen; food historians and academics including Ursula Heinzelmann, Sharon Hudgins, Bruce Kraig, Valery Mars, Charles Perry and Susan Weingarten. The subjects range extremely widely from the food of medieval English and Spanish jews; wild boar in Europe; the identity of liquamen and other Roman sauces; the production of vinegar in the Philippines; the nature of Indian restaurant food; and food in 19th century Amsterdam.

1935 Republican River Flood The

Author : Joy Hayden
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On May 31, 1935, a storm system surged along the Republican River, bursting its banks in a matter of minutes with a roar that could be heard miles away. The greatest flood to hit the tri-state area of Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska, it left behind a landscape rearranged beyond recognition and claimed more than one hundred casualties. However, amid all the destruction and sorrow, amazing acts of heroism and unwavering courage were reported throughout the valley. Author Joy Hayden reveals the historic disaster and the steadfast resolve of those who witnessed it.

The Nueces River

Author : Margie Crisp
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First appearing on early Spanish maps as the Río Escondido, or hidden river, and later named Río de las Nueces after the abundant pecan trees along its banks, the Nueces today is a stream of seeming contradictions: a river that runs above and below ground; a geographic reminder of a history both noble and egregious; and a spring-fed stream transformed into a salty, steep-sided channel. From its fresh, clear headwaters on the Edwards Plateau, Margie Crisp and William B. Montgomery follow the river through the mesquite and prickly pear of the South Texas Plains, to the river’s end in Nueces and Corpus Christi Bays on the Gulf of Mexico. With vivid prose and paintings, they record their travels as they explore the length of the river on foot, kayak, and fishing boat, ultimately weaving a vivid portrait of today’s Nueces. Capturing the river’s subtle beauty, abundant wildlife, diverse culture, and unique history of exploration, conflict, and settlement, they reveal the untold story of this enigmatic river with passion, humor, and reverence. To learn more about The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, sponsors of this book's series, please click here.

Connecticut River Shipbuilding

Author : Wick Griswold & Ruth Major
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Shipbuilding and shipping have always been key elements in the life of Essex. Since the seventeenth century, the men and women of the lower Connecticut River Valley sustained maritime traditions that spanned the globe in splendid wooden sailing vessels. Their accomplishments include building the first warship of the Connecticut navy and the world's first submarine. They also served as packet ship captains, navigators and skilled crew members who crossed the Atlantic. The Essex area was also home to dedicated craftsmen who produced some of the finest yachts ever built. Noted historians Wick Griswold and Ruth Major detail one village's important role in American maritime history.

The River Great Ouse and its tributaries

Author : Chris Howes
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Restructured to start at the head of navigation at Kempston, upstream of Bedford, this guide takes you downstream along the full length of the navigable River Great Ouse and then up its accessible river tributaries This sixth edition has been expanded to include an extra 60 miles of navigable waterways not previously detailed, including the tidal section to Kings Lynn and gems such as the Cambridge Backs World Heritage site. Imray’s popular inland waterways guides are being revised with experienced boat-owners and navigators from the Inland Waterways Association. This new guide has been written by Chris Howes, Deputy National Chairman, Eastern Region Chairman and past Peterborough Branch Chairman of the IWA. Chris has spent much of his life living on or near the River Great Ouse and is a knowledgeable enthusiast for the area. His navigation notes are the result of his most recent on-the-water research, enriched with supplementary narrative and photographs highlighting numerous points of interest. With a completely new design and layout, information on moorings, facilities and services is enhanced with quick reference tables alongside the plans. For anyone planning to explore these waterways, this is your invaluable, don’t-leave-home-without-it guide.