On the sharing Ravi-Beas water between Punjab and Haryana.
A journalist and author of China's Fate describes his personal odyssey down the Mekong River, detailing his three-thousand-mile journey from China through Tibet, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, and the people, places, and experiences he encountered along the way. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Stories and art about the twin communities of Shepparton and Mooroopna, with art by artists Angie Russi, Jan Donaldson, Sonny Cooper and Bev Hoffmann and stories by Jan Donaldson, Lizzie Zito, Julie Winch, Cindy Doherty, Duncan Ryan, Stephanie Hocking, Monica Boyd, Pauline Muirhead, Val Stewart, Irene Thomas, Derek Edge, Roger Bullen, Ross Organ, Margaret Wayman, Don Roberts, Chana Orloff, Kevin Atkinson, Danielle J. Beischer, Jenny Younger, Monique Donaldson, Sandra Rogers, Joanne Barker, John Head, Angie Russo. The project explores the relationship of the river and land.
Part travelogue, part history, and part environmental treatise, "Mekong - The Occluding River" is above all else an urgent warning that factors such as pollution, ecological devastation, and the depletion of natural resources are threatening the very existence of the Mekong River. Author Ngo The Vinh combines his vivid travel notes and collection of photographs with a meticulously researched history of the environmental degradation of the Mekong River. Translated from Vietnamese, the best-selling treatise outlines the myriad threats facing the river today. From oil shipments feeding the industrial cities of southwestern China to gigantic hydroelectric dams known as the Mekong Cascades in Yunnan province, China is the worst environmental offender, though the other nations along Mekong's banks behave no better. From Thailand to Laos to Vietnam, hydroelectric dams that threaten the Mekong and its inhabitants are being built at an alarming rate. To save the Mekong, Ngo The Vinh calls upon all the nations that benefit from its life-giving water to observe the "Spirit of the Mekong" in the implementation of all future development projects. To achieve this end, there must be a concerted and sustained commitment to cooperation and sustainability. At this critical cross-roads, we should remind ourselves of the mantra from Sea World San Diego: "Extinction is forever. Endangered means we still have time."
Return to the world of Rivers of London in this first short story collection from #1 Sunday Times bestselling author, Ben Aaronovitch. Tales from the Folly is a carefully curated collection that gathers together previously published stories and brand new tales in the same place for the first time. Each tale features a new introduction from the author, filled with insight and anecdote offering the reader a deeper into this absorbing fictional world. This is a must read for any Rivers of London fan. Join Peter, Nightingale, Abigail, Agent Reynolds and Tobias Winter for a series of perfectly portioned tales. Discover what’s haunting a lonely motorway service station, who still wanders the shelves of a popular London bookshop, and what exactly happened to the River Lugg... With an introduction from internationally bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, Charlaine Harris. This collection includes: The Home Crowd Advantage The Domestic The Cockpit The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Granny King of The Rats A Rare Book of Cunning Device A Dedicated Follower of Fashion Favourite Uncle Vanessa Sommer’s Other Christmas List Three Rivers, Two Husbands and a Baby Moments One-Three Praise for the Rivers of London series: ‘Ben Aaronovitch has created a wonderful world full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there more than the real London’ –Nick Frost ‘As brilliant and funny as ever’ –The Sun ‘Charming, witty, exciting’ –The Independent ‘An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups’ –The Times Discover why this incredible series has sold over two million copies around the world. If you’re a fan of Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams—don't panic—you will love Ben Aaronovitch.
This book is a fairy tale about people that do not exist in our world. It was intended to inspire young minds to use their imagination. Our imaginary friends will take us through the difficult decisions they have to make to make their world a better place to live. There is a lesson to be learned in this book and that lesson is change. Weather the change is big or small, it can be a good thing for everyone. Who knows, there might be a little flower of change in your mind. Just like the Prince and Princess did, they fell in love and change brings them together. Sometimes change is necessary for good things to happen.
A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Los Angeles rose to significance in the first half of the twentieth century by way of its complex relationship to three rivers: the Los Angeles, the Owens, and the Colorado. The remarkable urban and suburban trajectory of southern California since then cannot be fully understood without reference to the ways in which each of these three river systems came to be connected to the future of the metropolitan region. This history of growth must be understood in full consideration of all three rivers and the challenges and opportunities they presented to those who would come to make Los Angeles a global power. Full of primary sources and original documents, Water and Los Angeles will be of interest to both students of Los Angeles and general readers interested in the origins of the city.
These are thirty of the finest short stories selected from the large out put of the master of the craft Dr Ahmed Fagih, to give some insight of the writer and his works.
Describes the harsh, drought-like conditions in Malawi, where little rainfall and poor quality drinking water threaten the health of its people, and explains the process of digging a well in the area and the importance of clean water.
When a faded picture from a by-gone era sets in motion a perilous quest for five young men, they not only encounter harrowing danger in the forbidden, historical laden Niagara Gorge, but are forced to confront the swirling illusions of the world they knew changing their lives forever. "The day we decided to go down into the gorge of Niagara Fallsto walk on the ice bridgehad started out normal enough but quickly showed itself as anything but normal " Living in the City of Niagara Falls in the early 1960s, winters were simple for teenagers - like snowball fights and warm-ups at Ol Gordys general store, arguing about his wall of pictures. Its become a ritualsipping Cokes while studying the old photographs listening to Ol Gordys tales of adventure from long ago. "Ol Gordy was obsessed with Niagara and talked about it with anyone who would listenand with those who wouldnt, too. He knew everything there was to know about the Falls, especially from back in those old days, and he steered every discussion back to the times represented by those old dusty pictures." An ice ball to Kevins face, coupled with one picture in particular, sets them off on a journey to stand on the ice bridge of Niagara Falls, despite or perhaps because of Ol Gordy warnings that its not only extremely dangerous but against the law. The 'ice-bridge' of Niagara Falls steeped in history - fraught with tragedy - challenged by daredevils, bootleggers and tourists alike, lures them from the world they know down into the mysterious Niagara Gorge in the dead of winter. As in a time machine, they enter an exhilarating world of massive ice sculptors, impassable rapids and unassailable walls of ice. After a face-to-face encounter with the mighty Niagara Falls itself, from the bottom up, they find themselves in a rush to avoid being rescued while facing a series of life and death struggles with a Niagara they never knew existed. Peeling back time, we meet the hermit who lived on the Falls and who achieved his quest - to become one with it; we experience the day the Falls stopped and explore a riverbed never before exposed to human footprints until the water returns in a frenzy; through the eyes of a runaway girl we witness the cruelty of slavery as she rides the Underground Railroad with her mammy and pappy - paying the fare to ride that train to freedom and we feel the deception and hatred clashing between cultures when the path of a British drummer boy converges with that of an Iroquois brave at the Devils Hole massacre on the top of the escarpment. Bridges is much more than a simple tale of camaraderie and teenage exploits. Author d k LeVick creates a fascinating and engaging tale that is rich in both historical fact and ingenious fiction, as he weaves stories of long-ago, bringing together a series of unique historical events in a twist of mystery and revelation with the group of 1962 teenagers caught up in the complexities of a changing world around them. LeVicks narrative is so evocative that you will feel youre along on the various expeditions; his attention to detail is so precise that you might just hear the ice crack and feel a tremor beneath your feet. Bridges takes you on a kaleidoscope journey of adventure and history exploring the questions confronting people of all ages through all times.
From the establishment of the first permanent English colony at Jamestown in 1607 to the fall of Richmond in 1865, the James River has been instrumental in the formation of modern America. It was along the James that British and Native American cultures collided and, in a twisted paradox, the seeds of democracy and slavery were sown side by side. The culture crafted by Virginia's learned aristocrats, merchants, farmers, and frontiersmen gave voice to the cause of the American Revolution and provided a vision for the fledgling independent nation's future. Over the course of the United States' first century, the James River bore witness to the irreconcilable contradiction of a slave-holding nation dedicated to liberty and equality for all. When that intractable conflict ignited civil war, the James River served as a critical backdrop for the bloodiest conflict in U.S. history. As he guides readers through this exciting historical narrative, Deans gives life to a dynamic cast of characters including the familiar Powhatan, John Smith, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Benedict Arnold, and Robert E. Lee, as well as those who have largely escaped historical notoriety. The River Where America Began takes readers on a journey along the James River from the earliest days of civilization nearly 15,000 years ago through the troubled English settlement at Jamestown and finishes with Lincoln's tour of the defeated capital of Richmond in 1865. Deans traces the historical course of a river whose contributions to American life are both immeasurable and unique. This innovative history invites us all to look into these restless waters in a way that connects us to our past and reminds us of who we are as Americans.
Kids will learn all about the many activities that take place on a river from trade and travel to sports and fishing.