By Ellen Wohl
Far from being the serene, average streams of yore, glossy rivers were diverted, dammed, dumped in, and dried up, all in efforts to harness their strength for human wishes. yet those rivers have additionally passed through environmental swap. The outdated adage says you can’t step within the similar river two times, and Ellen Wohl may agree—natural and artificial switch are so swift at the world’s nice waterways that rivers are reworking and disappearing correct ahead of our eyes.
A international of Rivers explores the confluence of human and environmental swap on ten of the good rivers of the area. starting from the Murray-Darling in Australia and the Yellow River in China to primary Europe’s Danube and the U.S.’ Mississippi, the e-book trips down crucial rivers in all corners of the globe. Wohl exhibits us how pollutants, resembling within the Ganges and within the Ob of Siberia, has affected biodiversity within the water. yet rivers also are resilient, and Wohl stresses the significance of conservation and recovery to aid opposite the results of human carelessness and hubris.
What these kinds of diversified rivers percentage is a severe position in shaping surrounding landscapes and organic groups, and Wohl’s booklet finally makes a powerful case for the necessity to steward optimistic switch within the world’s nice rivers.
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A World of Rivers: Environmental Change on Ten of the World's Great Rivers by Ellen Wohl