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Rivers of Power: How a Natural Force Raised Kingdoms, Destroyed Civilizations, and Shapes Our World Kindle Edition
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"Rivers of Power transforms something quite common and often unappreciated into a compelling subject of critical importance to humanity. With scholarship, literary flair, and a personal touch, Smith takes the reader on a fascinating and surprising voyage of discovery, illuminating the myriad ways in which rivers have molded the course of history. He also sounds a clarion call for all of us to invest in understanding, revitalizing, and protecting our rivers as a means of improving our own lives."―Eric Jay Dolin, bestselling author of Black Flags, Blue Waters
"In Rivers of Power, Laurence C. Smith brings gentle humor and a gift for storytelling to the task of explaining a force that has shaped the earth for over three billion years. The result is an eye-opening and occasionally chilling account of the past, present, and future of both rivers and the humans that depend on them. An important new read."
―David Frye, author of Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick
"Smith has written a tour de force -- a narrative as powerful as the rivers he documents. He is up there with Jared Diamond -- a storyteller with real craft, and an academic career that makes him an important part of the modern revival of geography. Rivers determine where we live and often how we live, too. From Herodotus musing on the Nile to the dam makers of modern China, this is their story."
―Fred Pearce, author of When the Rivers Run Dry and The New Wild
"Rivers of Power speaks compellingly to the intersection of geography and history and its significance for the development of the world as we know it."
―Professor Julian Dowdeswell, Director of the Scott Centre for Polar Research, University of Cambridg
"A valuable, well-observed work of history and geography."
- Publication Date : April 21, 2020
- File Size : 17869 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Little, Brown Spark (April 21, 2020)
- ASIN : B07TY9ZB7P
- Print Length : 369 pages
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Language: : English
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #89,009 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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