Nick Middleton is a geographer, writer, and well-known presenter of the Going to Extremes television documentaries. He teaches at Oxford University, where he is a Fellow of St Anne's College.
Rivers have acted as cradles for civilization and agents of disaster; a river may be a barrier or a highway, it can support trade and sediment, culture and conflict. This Very Short Introduction is a celebration of rivers in all their diversity. Geographe...[SEE MORE]