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  • Floodby John Withington

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    From the flood that remade the earth in the Old Testament to the 1931 China floods that killed almost four million people, from the broken levees in New Orleans to the almost yearly rising waters of rivers like the Mississippi, floods have many causes: rain, melting ice, storms, tsunamis, failures of dams and levees, acts of vengeful gods. They have... more...

  • Flash Floodsby Kevin Sene

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    Flash floods typically develop in a period a few hours or less and can arise from heavy rainfall and other causes, such as dam or flood defence breaches, and ice jam breaks. The rapid development, often associated with a high debris content, can present a considerable risk to people and property. This book describes recent developments in techniques... more...

  • Waterfallby Brian J. Hudson

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    From Niagara Falls in the United States to Angel Falls in Venezuela, Victoria Falls in Africa, and Hannoki Falls in Japan, waterfalls provide some of the world’s loveliest panoramas. With their glistening spray and deafening roar, these astonishing natural wonders attract hordes of people each year who seek out, with cameras in hand, these terrifying... more...

  • Mountain Rivers Revisitedby Ellen Wohl

    Wiley 2013; US$ 97.95

    Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Water Resources Monograph Series, Volume 19. What are the forms and processes characteristic of mountain rivers and how do we know them? Mountain Rivers Revisited , an expanded and updated version of the earlier volume Mountain Rivers , answers these questions and more. Here is the only... more...

  • Spoil Islandby Charlie Hailey

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 99.99

    Spoil islands are overlooked places combining dirt with paradise, waste-land with ?brave new world,? and wildness with human intervention. Mundane products of dredging, these islands form an uninvestigated archipelago that demonstrates the potential value and contested re-valuation of landscapes of waste. Research navigates the U.S. east coast from... more...

  • The Severn Tsunami?by Mike Hall

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    On 30 January 1607 a huge wave, over 7m high, swept up the River Severn, flooding the land on either side. The wall of water reached as far in land as Bristol and Cardiff. It swept away everything in its path, devastating communities and killing thousands of people. Historian and geographer Mike Hall pieces together the contemporary accounts and the... more...

  • River Flow 2012by Rafael Murillo Muñoz

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 492.00

    Rivers are complex entities. In addition to being valuable wildlife habitats, they support human activities by providing water for human usage, renewable energy and convenient transportation. Rivers may also pose threats to riverine communities, in the form of floods and other natural or man-induced hazards. Contemporary societies recognize their... more...

  • The Riverby Chris Hammer

    Melbourne University Press 2010; Not Available

    In The River , Chris Hammer takes us on a journey through Australia's heartland, following the rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin, recounting his experiences, his impressions, and, above all, stories of the people he meets along the way. It's a journey punctuated with laughter, sadness and reflection. The River looks past the daily news reports... more...

  • Die Natur der Gefahrby Uwe Lübken

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 42.09

    An kaum einem anderen Fluss der Vereinigten Staaten trafen natürliche und gesellschaftliche Dynamik so drastisch aufeinander wie am Ohio River. Der Fluss war als Kommunikations- und Transportachse von überragender Bedeutung für das rapide Wachstum im Ohio Valley im 19. Jahrhundert. An seinen Ufern entstanden innerhalb kürzester Zeit Handelszentren... more...

  • Rivers in the Landscapeby Ellen Wohl

    Wiley 2014; US$ 139.95

    Rivers in the Landscape: Science and Management offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of the current state of knowledge for river process and form, taking a holistic approach to the subject with coverage of integrated river science and management in practice. The processes and forms present in channelized surface flow–rivers–are... more...