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Rivers: A Very Short Introduction

Rivers: A Very Short Introduction  

Nick Middleton

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777974
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588671.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199588671
Rivers: A Very Short Introduction describes the impact of rivers on land, human history, animals, plants, and in works of art. It explores the cultural resonances of rivers ... More
5. Tamed rivers

5. Tamed rivers  

Nick Middleton

in Rivers: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777974
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588671.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199588671
‘Tamed rivers’ are rivers that have been altered by humans, through such measures as irrigation, channelization, and dam construction. Alterations to land use and climate change also affect ... More
6. Changing patterns in the landscape

6. Changing patterns in the landscape  

Peter A. Furley

in Savannas: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
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Jun 2016
eISBN: 
9780191785955
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717225.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198717225
Relentless population growth worldwide has significantly modified savanna landscapes. ‘Changing patterns in the landscape’ considers how landscape changes differ in Latin America, Africa, ... More
3. Liquid histories

3. Liquid histories  

Nick Middleton

in Rivers: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777974
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588671.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199588671
Rivers are ‘Liquid histories’ in the way that they reflect life. They benefit us by providing food, water for domestic, industrial, and agricultural uses, and energy to facilitate trade and ... More
Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction  

Erle C. Ellis

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191834738
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792987.001.0001
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book
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9780198792987
Humanity’s impact on the planet has been profound. From fire, intensive hunting, and agriculture, it has accelerated into rapid climate change, widespread pollution, plastic accumulation, ... More
1. Origins

1. Origins  

Erle C. Ellis

in Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191834738
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792987.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198792987
Overwhelming evidence now confirms that humans are changing Earth in unprecedented ways. With such evidence, the proposal to recognize the Anthropocene as a new interval of geologic ... More

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