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By Sean W. Fleming

The important interconnections that rivers percentage with the land, the sky, and us

Rivers are necessary to civilization or even lifestyles itself, but what percentage folks really know the way they paintings? Why do rivers run the place they do? the place do their waters really come from? How can an identical river flood twelve months after which dry up the subsequent? Where the River Flows takes you on an imposing trip alongside the planet's waterways, supplying a scientist's reflections at the important interconnections that rivers percentage with the land, the sky, and us.

Sean Fleming attracts on examples starting from universal yard creeks to strong and evocative rivers just like the Mississippi, Yangtze, Thames, and Congo. every one bankruptcy appears at a specific element of rivers in the course of the lens of utilized physics, utilizing plentiful images and intuitive analogies to discover the astonishing connections among watershed hydrology and the realm round us. Fleming explains how river flows differ like inventory markets, what "digital rainbows" can let us know approximately weather switch and its results on water offer, how construction digital watersheds in silicon can help stay away from the expected water wars of the twenty-first century, and lots more and plenty extra. alongside the best way, you are going to study what one of the most fascinating rules in science—such as communications concept, fractals, or even synthetic life—reveal concerning the lifetime of rivers.

Where the River Flows deals a brand new figuring out of the profound interrelationships that rivers have with landscapes, ecosystems, and societies, and indicates how startling new insights are attainable while scientists are prepared to imagine outdoors the disciplinary box.

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