A World of Rivers: Environmental Changes on Ten of the World's Great Rivers
Explores the confluence of human and environmental change on ten of the great rivers of the world, from the Murray-Darling in Australia and the Yellow river in China, to Central Europe's Danube and the Mississippi. This book shows for example how pollution in the Ganges and the Ob of Siberia has affected biodiversity in the water.
But rivers are also resilient, and the author stresses the importance of conservation and restoration to help reverse the effects of human carelessness. What all these diverse rivers share is a critical role in shaping surrounding landscapes and biological communities and this title ultimately makes a strong case for the need to steward positive change in the worlds great rivers.