View of the River by Luna Bergere Leopold
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View of the River
By Luna Bergere Leopold

A View of the River

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View of the River by Luna Bergere Leopold

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We've straightened and dredged rivers, revetted and rerouted them, made massive efforts to control them, yet our actions have been less than successful. Too often, physical changes made to a river conflict with natural processes, resulting in - rather than alleviating - damage. Applying available knowledge on how rivers form and act could prevent such problems. Widely regarded as the most creative scholar in the field of river morphology, Luna Leopold presents a coherent description of the river, its shape, size, organisation, and action, along with a consistent theory that explains much of the observed character of channels.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674018457
ISBN-10: 0674018451
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 14mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 7-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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A pioneering study that encompasses both field and laboratory research, this text explores the landscapes of mountains, rivers, and seacoasts. Topics include weathering, climate, and erosion. 1964 edition.

Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem by Luna Bergere Leopold Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Paperback (April 1994)

In 1872, Congress designated Yellowstone National Park as the world's first National Park. In this book, various experts in science, economics and law discuss key resource management issues in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, and how humans should interact with the environment of this area.

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Author Biography - Luna Bergere Leopold

Luna B. Leopold is Emeritus Professor of Geology at the University of California, Berkeley. Former Chief Hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey and winner of the National Medal of Science, he is one of the world's leading authorities on river hydraulics and geomorphology.

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