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Disconnected Rivers: Linking Rivers to Landscapes

Ellen Wohl

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103328
eISBN:
9780300127461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103328.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book focuses on how rivers function, how those functions have changed through time, and the role of humans in those changes. A river continually responds to changes in its environment and is ... More


The Beaver Meadow on North St. Vrain Creek

Ellen Wohl

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190943523
eISBN:
9780197559949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190943523.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

There is a place, about a mile long by a thousand feet wide, that lies in the heart of the Southern Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Here at the eastern margin of Rocky ... More


June: The Thin Green Line

Ellen Wohl

in Saving the Dammed: Why We Need Beaver-Modified Ecosystems

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190943523
eISBN:
9780197559949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190943523.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

June, when the snows come hurrying from the hills and the bridges often go, in the words of Emily Dickinson. In the beaver meadow, the snows are indeed hurrying from ... More


September: Alternate Realities

Ellen Wohl

in Saving the Dammed: Why We Need Beaver-Modified Ecosystems

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190943523
eISBN:
9780197559949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190943523.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The first week of September mostly feels like summer. The air on the dry terrace bordering the beaver meadow is richly scented with pine. Purple aster, blue harebells, ... More


Engineering Works

William L. Graf

in Plutonium and the Rio Grande: Environmental Change and Contamination in the Nuclear Age

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195089332
eISBN:
9780197560570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195089332.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Limnology (Freshwater)

The hydrologic, sedimentologic, and geomorphic processes of the Northern Rio Grande as outlined in the previous chapters do not operate under natural, undisturbed ... More


Thinking in Terms of Rivers

Ellen E. Wohl

in Disconnected Rivers: Linking Rivers to Landscapes

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103328
eISBN:
9780300127461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103328.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the endangered rivers of the United States, and the actions required to save them. It reveals that rivers of the Lower Mississippi region were first heavily impacted by ... More


Meanders: Nature and the Missouri River

Daniel B. Botkin

in Our Natural History: The Lessons of Lewis and Clark

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168297
eISBN:
9780199790050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168297.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter describes the challenges posed by the Missouri River as Lewis and Clark made their way west. Topics covered include the river's meandering, the treachery of the river, the social ... More


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