Rivers: A Very Short Introduction

Rivers: A Very Short Introduction

Nick Middleton


Rivers have acted as cradles for civilization and brokers of catastrophe; a river could be a barrier or a road, it could actually aid exchange and sediment, tradition and clash. This Very brief Introduction is a party of rivers in all their range. Geographer Nick Middleton covers a large and eclectic diversity of river-based issues, from actual geography to mythology, to business heritage and literary feedback. providing a very international examine rivers, with examples from all continents, together with Egypt, India, and Bangladesh, Middleton considers the position that rivers have performed in human background from settlements and alternate to war, and in addition appears on the human influence upon rivers through the development of dams and slicing of channels.

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