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Published: 04 May 2012

144 Pages | 12 b/w illus.

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199588671

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Rivers: A Very Short Introduction

Nick Middleton

Very Short Introductions

  • Wide-ranging account of the impact of rivers on land, human history, animal and plants, and in artistic expression
  • Explores the cultural resonances of rivers with their own myths and romance
  • Considers the role rivers have played in human history from settlements and trade to warfare
  • Looks at the human impact upon rivers by dams, cutting of channels, and the effects on wildlife
  • A global look at rivers with examples from all continents, including Egypt, India, and Bangladesh
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over five million copies sold worldwide