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Rivers: A Very Short Introduction

Rivers: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Nick Middleton
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199588671
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Rivers have played an extraordinarily important role in creating the world in which we live. They create landscapes and provide water to people, plants and animals, nourishing both town and country. The flow of rivers has enthused poets and painters, explorers and pilgrims. Rivers have acted as cradles for civilization and agents of disaster; a river may be a barrier or a highway, it can bear trade and sediment, culture and conflict. A river may inspire or it may terrify.

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