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    The End of the River
    The End of the River
    Dams, Drought and Deja Vu on the Rio Sao Francisco
    When biologist Brian Harvey saw a thousand fish blundering into a Brazilian dam, he asked the obvious: What's going to happen to them? <b><i>The End of the River</i></b> is the story of his long search for an answer. <b><i>The End of the River</i></b> is about people and rivers and the misuse of science. Harvey takes readers from a fisheries patrol boat on the Fraser River to the great Tsukiji fish market in Japan, with stops in the Philippines, Thailand and assorted South American countries. Finally, in the arid outback of northeast Brazil, against a backdrop of a multi - billion dollar river project nobody seems to want, he finds a small - scale answer to his simple question. <b><i>The End of the River</i></b> is a journey with many companions. Some are literary, some are imaginary. But mostly they're real characters, human and otherwise: a six - foot endangered catfish, a Canadian professor with a weakness for Thai bar girls, a chain - smoking Brazilian Brunnhilde with a passion for her river, a drug - addled stick - up artist. <b><i>The End of the River</i></b> is about fishermen and fish farmers and even fish cops; there are scientists and shysters as well as a few Colombian narcotraficos and some very drunk, very hairy Brazilian men in thongs. Funny and sad, <b><i>The End of the River</i></b> is a new kind of writing about the environment, as far off the beaten track as you can get in a Land Rover driven by a female Colombian biologist whose favourite expression is ''Oops - no road!'' ''A wonderful and engaging read with a samba beat, on the plight of the planet's living waters. <b><i>The End of the River</i></b> is the book Nemo would write if he could. A great way to open peoples' eyes.'' - Thomas E. Lovejoy, President, Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment.
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    Book Author
    Brian Harvey
    Genre Nature , Science
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781459653085
    Publisher
    ECW Press
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    04-Dec-2012

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