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A View of the River

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$32.50 • £26.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674018457

Publication Date: 02/28/2006


320 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

103 line illustrations, 24 halftones, 14 tables


Luna Leopold is responsible for perhaps the most important research on rivers over the past 50 years. In this very personal book he reflects upon that experience, providing insights that go far beyond mere research results.—Vic Baker, Science

The strength of this book is the force of intellect and experience Leopold brings to his subject. His writing style is clear, his explanations lucid, the coverage comprehensive. This is an extremely personal, almost autobiographical book—it is certainly not a dry, equation-filled treatise. It ranks with the best of John McPhee, but in this hook the scientist speaks in his own voice. I recommend it highly.—Edwin E. Herricks, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This book fills an important gap between popular writing and scientific texts at a time when public awareness about natural resource issues, especially those relating to water, is rising. Students in hydrology and ecology, natural resource managers at local and national levels, scientists in collaborative fields, and non-scientists curious about the world around them should find A View of the River instructive, relevant, and interesting reading.—Jay L. Taft, Harvard University

Leopold is one of the most creative scholars in the field of river morphology in the last fifty years. A View of the River is the synthesis of a lifetime’s work by Leopold and his colleagues. There is nothing like it.—M. Gordon Wolman, Johns Hopkins University

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