Rivers of the World: A Social, Geographical, and by James Penn

By James Penn

Rivers of the World, vividly written and meticulously researched, is a wealthy and thorough therapy of a few 2 hundred of the world's rivers.

• prepared in A–Z structure, from the rivers Aare to Ziz

• each one access is prefaced with simple evidence for the river lined, together with river resource, tributaries, outlet, and length

• every one access concludes with feedback for extra reading

• incorporates a complete index and thesaurus of key terms

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The river braids into two branches, or distributaries, at its mouth. The northern arm, a maze of islands and channels, is separated from the southern channel, called the Pará River, by the Switzerland-sized Marajó Island. The southern channel is the site of Belém (Portuguese: “Bethlehem”), the major city of the river mouth and the primary entrepôt and gateway to the Amazon region. The immense alluvial plain, broadening as one proceeds upriver, is covered with an evergreen forest (selva) of inconceivable biotic diversity.

Where the 31 degrees north latitude line intersects the Mississippi River is the convergence of three major rivers, though they are not all connected to each other. The rivers of the three-river floodplain roughly form the letter H, with the left side the Red-Atchafalaya, the right the Mississippi, and the cross-bar the Old River. As background for understanding this key region in the hydrology of the lower Mississippi valley, it is necessary to look at some basic principles. There are no major natural tributaries of the Mississippi in Louisiana.

Beginning in the nineteenth century these outlets were sealed off by the Army Corps of Engineers, the federal agency primarily responsible for flood control and navigation on the nation’s waterways. Only the Atchafalaya remains open to the overflow of Mississippi water. This river, whose name in Choctaw was Hacha Falaya, or “long river,” is the linchpin of the Corps’s flood control program, almost in a literal sense since the Corps’s efforts are embedded in the massive concrete structure known as the Old River Control Structure (ORCS), built into the mainline levee where the Mississippi and Atchafalaya come together.

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