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The Resource Rivers of power : how a natural force raised kingdoms, destroyed civilizations, and shapes our world, Laurence C. Smith

Rivers of power : how a natural force raised kingdoms, destroyed civilizations, and shapes our world, Laurence C. Smith

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Rivers of power : how a natural force raised kingdoms, destroyed civilizations, and shapes our world
Title
Rivers of power
Title remainder
how a natural force raised kingdoms, destroyed civilizations, and shapes our world
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Laurence C. Smith
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eng
Summary
From a renowned geographer and professor of earth, planetary and space sciences, a sweeping natural history of rivers and their complex and ancient relationship with human civilization. Rivers, more than any road, technology, or political leader, have shaped the course of civilization. They have opened frontiers, founded cities, settled borders, and fed billions. They promote life, forge peace, grant power, and capriciously destroy everything in their path. And even as they have become increasingly domesticated, rivers remain a powerful global force, one that is more critical than ever to our future. In Rivers of Power, geographer Laurence Smith takes a deep dive into the timeless and vastly underappreciated relationship between rivers and civilization as we know it. Rivers are of course important to us in all the obvious ways (like water supply, sanitation, transport, etc.). But they also shape us in less obvious ways. Massive amounts of river water support the global food trade; huge volumes are consumed to provide the world's electricity -- not just by hydropower, but by coal, nuclear, and natural gas power plants too; most of our globally important cities are positioned on the banks of rivers or river deltas. The territories of nations, their cultural and economic ties to one another, and the migrations of people trace to rivers and the topographic divides they carve on the world. Beautifully told and expansive in scope, Rivers of Power, reveals how and why rivers have so profoundly shaped civilization, and examines the importance this vast, arterial power holds for our present, past, and future
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RECBC
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Smith, Laurence C
Dewey number
553.7
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LC call number
CB482
LC item number
S658 2020
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other
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Narrated by Victor Bevine
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Bevine, Victor
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  • Rivers
  • Water and civilization
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Rivers of power : how a natural force raised kingdoms, destroyed civilizations, and shapes our world, Laurence C. Smith
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spoken word
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rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
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  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
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Unabridged.
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1 audio disc (10 hr.)
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one file format
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9781980093657
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MP1550
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sound
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Label
Rivers of power : how a natural force raised kingdoms, destroyed civilizations, and shapes our world, Laurence C. Smith
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact disc, MP3 format
  • Title from container
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • other
  • audio disc
Carrier category code
  • cz
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio disc (10 hr.)
File format
one file format
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781980093657
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Level of compression
lossy
Media category
  • computer
  • audio
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • s
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Publisher number
MP1550
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • optical disk
  • sound disc
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • on1151155428
  • (OCoLC)1151155428
System details
  • MP3 format
  • System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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