Top 18 Rivers Best Selling Books In Earth Sciences

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Book 1 / Best Selling Product
Walking the Nile
His walking the Nile.
He followed the nile for nine months, 000 miles, south sudan, tanzania, foraged for food, Uganda, savannah, swamp, and desert, Wood camped in the wild, over 4, through six nationsRwanda, and trudged through rainforest, and Egyptto the Mediterranean coast.Like his predecessors, the Republic of Sudan, enduring life-threatening conditions at every turn.
- As wood walks on, often joined by local guides who help him to navigate foreign languages and customs, Walking the Nile.
As well as recounting his triumphs, woods gripping account recalls the loss of Matthew Power, like escaping a charging hippo and staving off wild crocodiles, a journalist who died suddenly from heat exhaustion during their trek.
The nile, one of the worlds great rivers, has long been an object of fascination and obsession.
English writer, photographer, and explorer Levison Wood is just the latest.
Maps out african history and contemporary life.An inimitable tale of survival, and sheer willpower, resilience, Walking the Nile.
Is an inspiring chronicle of an epic journey down the lifeline of civilization in northern Africa.
He traversed sandstorms, flash floods, minefields, where a popular rap song was written about him, and more, and a potential enemy of the state in South Sudan, becoming a local celebrity in Uganda, where he found himself caught in a civil war and detained by the secret police.
Is a captivating account of a remarkable and unparalleled nile journey.Starting in November 2013 in a forest in Rwanda, Wood set forth on foot, where a modest spring spouts a trickle of clear, cold water, aiming to become the first person to walk the entire length of the fabled river.
From alexander the great and nero, to victorian adventurers David Livingstone, and Henry Morton Stanley, John Hanning Speke, the river has seduced men and led them into wild adventures.
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Travels on the St. Johns River
Detail which tribes lived where and what vegetation overtook the river's slow current.
Guides the reader along a transcendent spiritual journey that ends on the shores of ecology."--R.
They collected specimens and recorded extensive observations of the plants, geography, animals, ecology, and native cultures of an essentially uncharted region.
The chronicle of their adventures provided the world with an intimate look at La FloridaTravels on the St.
Johns river valley in Florida, a newly designated British territory and subtropical wonderland.
Bruce stephenson, author of john nolen, landscape Architect and City Planner.In 1765 father and son naturalists John and William Bartram explored the St.
Augustine to the river's swampy headwaters near Lake Loughman, just west of todays Cape Canaveral.
Bringing together descriptions and illustrations of the St.
- Johns river and its characteristic flora and fauna from the golden age of natural history exploration, in particular, this book will be useful to both Bartram scholars and amateur naturalists."--Timothy Sweet, 1580-1864."Illustrates the unique sense of place of Florida and, author of American Georgics: Economy and Environment in American Literature, the St.
Vivid entries from John's Diary.
Includes writings from the Bartrams' journey in a flat-bottomed boat from St.
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Tree of Rivers: The Story of the Amazon
John hemming recalls the adventures and misadventures of intrepid explorers, fervent Jesuit ecclesiastics, and greedy rubber barons who enslaved thousands of Indians in the relentless quest for profit.
- Containing the worlds largest river, with more water and a broader basin than any other, 000 years ago learned to live well with its bounty of fish, home to the planets most luxuriant biological diversity.The human beings who settled in the region 10, it hosts a great expanse of tropical rain forest, game, and vegetation.
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Fisherman's Winter
Is roderick haig-Browns final installment in his well-known seasons cycle.
With a unique blend of experience and observation, Haig-Brown brings readers through the exotic.
- Originally published in 1954, Fishermans Winter.
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The Everglades: River of Grass
The everglades: river of grass first published in 1947, begins with the famous passage: "There are no other Everglades in the world, and continues with a fascinating look at the natural and human history of the Florida Everglades.
In addition to researching and writing this book, author marjory stoneman Douglas 1890-1998 played an important leadership role in the effort to protect the Everglades from development, and she was active in other social causes as well civil rights, women's rights during the course of her long life.
This landmark book redefined public opinion of the Everglades from that of 'worthless swamp' to one in which the Everglades are valued as a unique ecological treasure of vital importance to the health of southern Florida.
The everglades: River of Grass.
She was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983.
Remains essential reading for anyone interested in the history and conservation of this vast wilderness.
- Included are 2 maps.
The book portrays, in layperson's terms, the ecology of the Everglades, its early settlements, its long Native American history, its important plant and animal life, and the modern attempts of drainage and development, the coming of the Spanish, typically with disastrous results.
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To The River: A Journey Beneath the Surface
The result is a passionate investigation into how history resides in a landscape - and how ghosts never quite leave the places they love.
- One idyllic, midsummer week over sixty years later, Olivia Laing walked Woolf's river from source to sea.
To the river is the story of the Ouse, the Sussex river in which Virginia Woolf drowned in 1941.
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Pioneer Hunters of the Kankakee 1920
While recovering from an arm amputation, he wrote "Pioneer Hunters of the Kankakee".
The family's cabin was located by a runway between two muskrat ponds.Werich writes: "Father gave me two or three old steel traps which had weak springs and which I could set without breaking my fingers.
Jacob lorenzo werich 1860-1935 was born in the area of Hebron, Indiana.
I set the traps along the creek where the rats would stop to feed on roots and such vegetation as muskrats usually feed upon.
Werich and his brother, harry, were considered legends in their own right among Kankakee residents.Werich started trapping at 8 years of age.
By early accounts, mike haskins was the first white man to make a home on Indian island.Haskins was with Harrison at the famous Battle of Tippecanoe and reportedly he fired the first warning shot of the battle.
- I caught fifteen rats that fall."a key story in Werich's book is about Indian Island, a 40-acre island about two miles west of Baum's Bridge.
Werich lived mostly in northern Indiana and earned a living trapping, hunting, and running a steamboat on the Kankakee River.
He was a veteran railroad worker and also was employed in the West as a freight team driver.
In "pioneer hunters of the kankakee" werich writes mostly about his life as a hunter and trapper along the Kankakee River, as well as people he met, legends of the river, and many interesting anecdotes.
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The Man Who Walked Through Time: The Story of the First Trip Afoot Through the Grand Canyon Vintage Departures
The remarkable classic of nature writing by the first man ever to have walked the entire length of the Grand Canyon.
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Where the River Flows: Scientific Reflections on Earth's Waterways
Where do their waters actually come from.
Takes you on a majestic journey along the planet's waterways, the sky, and usSean Fleming draws on examples ranging from common backyard creeks to powerful and evocative rivers like the Mississippi, Yangtze, Thames, providing a scientist's reflections on the vital interconnections that rivers share with the land, and Congo.
Where the River Flows.
Each chapter looks at a particular aspect of rivers through the lens of applied physics, using abundant graphics and intuitive analogies to explore the surprising connections between watershed hydrology and the world around us.
Offers a new understanding of the profound interrelationships that rivers have with landscapes, ecosystems, and societies, and shows how startling new insights are possible when scientists are willing to think outside the disciplinary box.
Along the way, you will learn what some of the most exciting ideas in sciencesuch as communications theory, fractals, and even artificial lifereveal about the life of riversWhere the River Flows.
Rivers are essential to civilization and even life itself, yet how many of us truly understand how they work.
- Fleming explains how river flows fluctuate like stock markets, how building virtual watersheds in silicon may help avoid the predicted water wars of the twenty-first century, what "digital rainbows" can tell us about climate change and its effects on water supply, and much more.
Why do rivers run where they do.
How can the same river flood one year and then dry up the next.
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Black Dragon River: A Journey Down the Amur River Between Russia and China
The quest to take the amur was to be Russias route to greatness, replacing an oppressive European identity with a vibrant one that faced the Pacific.
He follows a journey from the river's top to bottom, and weaves the history, ecology and peoples to show a region obsessed with the pastand to show how this region holds a key to the complex and critical relationship between Russia and China today.One of Asias mightiest rivers, the Amur is also the most elusive.
For china, the amur is a symbol of national humiliation and Western imperial land seizure; to Russia it is a symbol of national regeneration, its New World dreams and eastern prospects.
Near the rivers source, ziegler travels on horseback from the Mongolian steppe into the taiga, and later he is forced by the rivers impassability to take the Trans-Siberian Railway through the four-hundred-mile valley of water meadows inland.
The terrain it crosses is legendarily difficult to traverse.
Later, the region was the site for atrocities meted out on the Russian far east in the twentieth century during the Russian civil war and under Stalin.The long shared history on the Amur has conditioned the way China and Russia behave toward each otherand toward the outside world.
Russia launched a grab in 1854 and took from China a chunk of territory equal in size nearly to France and Germany combined.
As he voyages deeper into the amur wilderness, ziegler also journeys into the history of the peoples and cultures the rivers path has transformed.The known history of the river begins with Genghis Khan and the rise of the Mongolian empire a millennium ago, and the story of the region has been one of aggression and conquest ever since.
The worlds ninth largest river, the Amur serves as a large part of the border between Russia and China.
The modern history of the river is the story of Russia's push across the Eurasian landmass to China.
- Black dragon riveris a personal journey down one of Asias great rivers that reveals the regions essential history and culture.
As a crossroads for the great empires of Asia, this area offers journalist Dominic Ziegler a lens with which to examine the societies at Europe's only borderland with east Asia.
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The Boiling River: Adventure and Discovery in the Amazon TED Books
Twelve years later, Ruzonow a geoscientisthears his aunt mention that she herself had visited this strange river.
Ultimately, though, The Boiling River.
What he finds astounds him: in this long, wide, and winding river, the waters run so hot that locals brew tea in them; small animals that fall in are instantly cooked.
- This true account reads like a modern-day adventure, captivating plot twists, complete with extraordinary characters, and jaw-dropping detailsincluding stunning photographs and a never-before-published account about this incredible natural wonder.
Follows this young explorer as he navigates a tangle of competing interestslocal shamans, illegal cattle farmers and loggers, and oil companies.
As he studies the river, Ruzo faces challenges more complex than he had ever imaged.
Is about a man trying to understand the moral obligation that comes with scientific discovery to protect a sacred site from misuse, neglect, and even from his own discovery.
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When the Rivers Run Dry: Water--The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century
- In this groundbreaking book, veteran science correspondent Fred Pearce travels to more than thirty countries to examine the current state of crucial water sources.
Deftly weaving together the complicated scientific, and historic dimensions of the world water crisis, economic, he provides our most complete portrait yet of this growing danger and its ramifications for us all.
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The Danube: A Journey Upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest
Thorpes account is personal, immediate, and uniquely observanteverything a reader expects in the best travel writing.Immersing himself in the Danubes waters during daily morning swims, conversational, funny, Thorpe likewise becomes immersed in the histories of the lands linked by the river.
The magnificent danube both cuts across and connects central Europe, Slovakia, Ukraine, Croatia, Moldova, flowing through and alongside ten countries: Romania, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, and Germany.
For readers who anticipate their own journeys on the Danube, as well as those who only dream of seeing the great river, this book will be a unique and treasured guide.
He observes the rivers ecological conditions, some discouraging and others hopeful, and encounters archaeological remains that whisper of human communities sustained by the river over eight millennia.
Most fascinating of all are the ordinary and extraordinary people along the waythe ferrymen and fishermen, beekeepers, legal and illegal immigrants, workers in the fields, smugglers and border policemen, waitresses, shopkeepers, and many more.
- Travelling its full length from east to west, against the rivers flow, Nick Thorpe embarks on an inspiring year-long journey that leads to a new perspective on Europe today.
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Temple Stream: A Rural Odyssey
Populated by an oddball cast of characters to whom Roorbach "The Professor" and his family might always be considered outsiders, this book chronicles one man's determined effortoccasionally with hilarious resultsto follow his stream to its elusive source.
- Acclaimed essayist and award-winning fiction writer Bill Roorbach uses his singular literary gifts to inspire us to laugh, love, and experience the wonder of living side by side with the natural world.
Great blue herons, damselflies, yellow birches, and beavers are among the talismans by which Bill Roorbach uncovers a natural universe along the stream that runs by his house in Farmington, Maine.
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The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River Hill and Wang Critical Issues
The hill and wang critical issues series: concise, society, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, and politicsIn this pioneering study, White explores the relationship between the natural history of the Columbia River and the human history of the Pacific Northwest for both whites and Native Americans.
It is in this way that white comes to view the Columbia River as an organic machine--with conflicting human and natural claims--and to show that whatever separation exists between humans and nature exists to be crossed.
- He concentrates on what brings humans and the river together: not only the physical space of the region but also, and primarily, energy and work.
For working with the river has been central to Pacific Northwesterners' competing ways of life.
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Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet's Tsango River Vintage Departures
Its mysteries have withstood a century's worth of determined efforts to explore it's length.
- Sacred to the buddhists, the inspiration for Shangri La, the Gorge is as steeped in legend and mystery as any spot on earth.
As a river-running challenge, the remote Tsangpo is relentlessly unforgiving, more difficult than any stretch of river ever attempted.
The finest expedition paddlers on earth have tried.
From the bestselling author of the dog stars the true story of an elite kayaking team's heroic conquest of the worlds last great adventure prize: Tibet's Tsangpo River The Tsangpo Gorge in southeastern Tibet has lured explorers and adventurers since its discovery.
Accompanying them was author peter heller, white-knuckle drama, a world-class kayaker in his own right.Filled with history, and mutiny in one of the world's most storied-and remote-locations, Hell or High Water.is the riveting story of this adventure.
In the heart of the himalayan winter, a team of seven kayakers launched a meticulously planned assault of the Gorge.
The paddlers were river cowboys, superstars in the universe of extreme kayaking.
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Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition
- In his landmark book, lured by the promise of paradise, .Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, Cadillac Desert, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles politicians and business interests to ensure the city's growth.
It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of political corruption and intrigue, of ecological and economic disaster.
Army corps of engineers, in the competition to transform the West.
Is a stunning expose and a dramatic, intriguing history of the creation of an Eden--an Eden that may only be a mirage.From the Trade Paperback edition.
He documents the bitter rivalry between two government giants, the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S.
The definitive work on the west's water crisis." --NewsweekThe story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water.
Based on more than a decade of research, Cadillac Desert.
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Midges: A Solutions Book Solution Books 4
Midges are important to trout stream anglers - and fly tiers, because stream trout eat lots of midges.
How do we all meet?midges has over fifty color picture, five useful charts that describe rigging, and a definition of terms.
In this solutions book, we will discuss the insects and their life cycle, the needs of trout, midge waters, where and when trout feed on midges.
- Written in a friendly style, midges will help eager, curious anglers learn fly fishing skills that also apply to other aquatic trout stream insects and challenges.
Then, rigging, we'll talk about flies, presentation and fishing through each stage of midge activity.
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Book 1 / Best Selling Product
Walking the Nile

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Book 2 / Best Selling Product
Travels on the St. Johns River

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Book 3 / Best Selling Product
Tree of Rivers: The Story of the Amazon

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Fisherman's Winter

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Book 5 / Best Selling Product
The Everglades: River of Grass

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To The River: A Journey Beneath the Surface

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Book 7 / Best Selling Product
Pioneer Hunters of the Kankakee 1920

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The Man Who Walked Through Time: The Story of the First Trip Afoot Through the Grand Canyon Vintage Departures

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Book 9 / Best Selling Product
Where the River Flows: Scientific Reflections on Earth's Waterways

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Book 10 / Best Selling Product
Black Dragon River: A Journey Down the Amur River Between Russia and China

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Book 11 / Best Selling Product
The Boiling River: Adventure and Discovery in the Amazon TED Books

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Book 12 / Best Selling Product
When the Rivers Run Dry: Water--The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century

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Book 13 / Best Selling Product
The Danube: A Journey Upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest

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Book 14 / Best Selling Product
Temple Stream: A Rural Odyssey

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Book 15 / Best Selling Product
The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River Hill and Wang Critical Issues

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Book 16 / Best Selling Product
Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet's Tsango River Vintage Departures

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Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition

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Midges: A Solutions Book Solution Books 4





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