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  River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rivers begin at their source in higher ground, either rising from a spring, forming from glacial meltwater, flowing from a body of water such as a lake, or simply from damp, boggy places where the soil is waterlogged.
Meuse - principal river of the southern provinces of the Netherlands and eastern Belgium.
The River in the Riverworld novels of Philip José Farmer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/River   (1786 words)

  
 River: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Passage via a river is the usual way rainfall finds its way to an ocean or other large body of water such as a lake.
Erosion caused by rivers often cause them to develop deltas at their mouths, consisting of mazes of river arms and islands made up of the silt deposited as the river loses speed, eventually fading into the ocean or lake.
Human pollution of rivers is very common, and very few rivers in the world today are clean of artificial substances.
www.encyclopedian.com /ri/Rivers.html   (535 words)

  
 River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Rivers begin at their source in higher ground, either rising from a spring, forming from glacial, flowing from a body of water such as a lake, or simply from damp, boggy places where the soil is.
It is complicated to measure what the world longest rivers are, mainly because rivers have a fractal property, which means that the more precise the measure, the longer the river will seem.
River Ankh traversing the city of Ankh-Morpork in Terry Pratchett's Discworld.
www.americancanyon.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Rivers   (1463 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: List of rivers of the Americas
The Molalla River is a tributary of the Willamette in Oregon.
The Yazoo River is a river in the U.S. state of Mississippi and the second longest tributary of the Mississippi River that flows into that river from the east (the longest is the Ohio River).
The Sacandaga River is a tributary of the Hudson River and enters the Hudson at the border of Saratoga County and Warren County.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/List-of-rivers-of-the-Americas   (9126 words)

  
 The Rivers Foundation of the Americas - Promoting Clean Water, Biodiversity, and Human Health   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The Copper River Delta has the largest concentration of nesting shorebirds in North America, is an important nursery for prized salmon and other fisheries, and is a relatively unspoiled wilderness area with keystone predators including wolves and grizzlies.
The Columbia River watershed is a critical link in the mega-linkages of the Pacific flyway and predator migration corridor.
The Rivers Foundation of the Americas is a public foundation dedicated to promoting and funding the protection and restoration of rivers in the Americas.
www.riversfoundation.org   (589 words)

  
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Rivers that carry large amounts of sediment develop conspicuous deltass at their mouths.
Where a river descends quickly over sloped topography, rapids with whitewater or even waterfallss occur.
They end at their sink where they flow into a larger body of water, the sea, a lake, or as a tributary to another (usually larger) river.
www.online-encyclopedia.info /encyclopedia/r/ri/river.html   (855 words)

  
 River article - River Murray River Australia Australia waterway streams stream creek - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The lower end of a river is its mouth.
The most common pollutant is sewage piped into rivers, but chemical pollution is also common, and industrial accidents (and/or negligence) account for much of the destructon of riparian biomes.
River article - River definition - what means River
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 Rivers Foundation of the Americas - Donate Now   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The Rivers Foundation of the Americas is a new international community foundation whose mission is to promote and fund the protection and restoration of rivers and their watersheds in North, Central and South America.
We know how to locate and leverage local river leaders, and we know why and how to strategically supply grants, build capacity, and sustain efforts in critical areas of need throughout the Americas.
Operating fund donations support our research and technical assistance to river watershed protection organizations while providing time for our staff to focus on endowment building and grantmaking.
www.donationdepot.com /donate/charities/115805   (224 words)

  
 Rivers (Geobop's World)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Rivers that flow down the slopes of volcanoes tend to follow a radial pattern, similar to the spokes of a bicycle tire.
Rivers are among the most important agents of erosion, with stream valleys among the most common landforms.
Rivers are generally fastest at their headwaters; mountain rivers may push huge boulders.
www.geobop.com /world/Facts/Geography/Water/Rivers   (1826 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Americas | Brazil's depleted rivers
There, river fish face environmental change of a different kind, not from water pollution but the lack of seasonal floods, which local fish require for spawning.
While we sailed to the mouth of the river, John Lennon - son of Beatles fans, as you would imagine - pointed to a lighthouse surrounded by water.
The Brazilian Government is also considering taking water from another river in the Amazon basin and using it to replenish the Sao Francisco, through gigantic water channels.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/low/americas/3125459.stm   (841 words)

  
 Delta das Américas: What to do
The main attraction is the Delta das Américas, formed by the rivers running to the Rio Parnaíba.
It is a true ecological sanctuary with dunes, wetlands, rivers and dozens of islands.
It is almost impossible to not stop and take a swim at the crystal clear lakes.
www.turismo.ma.gov.br /en/polos/delta/fazer.htm   (82 words)

  
 New Rivers Press Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
New Rivers Press is a not for profit literary small press founded in 1968 by C.W. "Bill" Truesdale.
We honor his pioneering and progressive spirit by publishing work that has a strong sense of place, whether set in the upper Midwest where we live or in the Many Americas, and that speaks to our troubled times with satyagraha (the truthforce), empathy, and linguistic and aesthetic courage.
Three prizes of $1,000 each and a standard royalty contract are given annually for unpublished book-length manuscripts by emerging writers.
www.newriverspress.com   (284 words)

  
 GPS Magellan EC-20X Comments
The EC-20X’s built-in cartography includes detailed data on cities, highways, railroads, and major lakes and rivers for the Americas, Europe/Africa, and Asia/Australia database coverage areas.
Built-in cartography includes detailed data on cities, highways, railroads, and major lakes and rivers for the Americas, Europe/Africa, and Asia/Australia database coverage areas.
Americas database displays even greater map detail with vertical obstruction data for towers, buildings, power lines and other navigation hazards.
www.nomatica.com /gps/ec20xcomment.htm   (398 words)

  
 Global Exchange : Let the Rivers Run: A plan for the intelligent management of water and the re-greening of Nicaragua's ...
Yet, all over the planet, rivers are dying, water-tables are falling, lakes are being contaminated, forests torn down.
Whole communities that once lived and thrived from the abundant rivers now dig holes in the dry bottoms to find even enough water to wash in; farmers watch helplessly as their cattle die of dehydration; once-overflowing wells are sinking fast, their increasingly brackish water contaminated from the surrounding wastelands.
Give trees in Nicaragua as holiday gifts to your relatives and friends who "have everything!" "Let the Rivers Run" will plant mangoes, avocados, oranges and other productive trees on the banks of streams to protect the flow of water and provide food for the people in the villages in the area.
www.globalexchange.org /countries/americas/nicaragua/3284.html   (954 words)

  
 Americas books ebooks (e-books) links US
They are her prelude to the characters and events in the Little House books and they allow us to glimpse the stages by which one of America's favourite writers mastered her craft.
Louis L'Amour, truly America's favorite storyteller, was the first fiction writer ever to receive the Congressional Gold Medal from the United States Congress in honor of his life's work, and was also awarded the Medal of Freedom.
Americas books ebooks (e-books) links US or references to the subject of americas...
www.hopcottebooks.com /ebooks/americas.html   (1131 words)

  
 Spanish and Portuguse Colonial Possessions
In Central America, there was indeed a written language, originated by perhaps the greatest civilization of the Americas, that of the Maya.
The racial hierarchy in Spanish America is noteworthy.
The greatest rivers of the Americas, like the Amazon or the Mississippi, are not in the kinds of environments, arid or semi-arid, where the Old World civilizations began (Tigris-Euphrates, Nile, Indus, Huang He).
www.friesian.com /newspain.htm   (8286 words)

  
 List of rivers of the Americas by coastline - TheBestLinks.com - Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, California, New York, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
List of rivers of the Americas by coastline, Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean...
This list of rivers of the Americas by coastline includes the major rivers of the Americas arranged according to their positions along the ocean coastlines:
This is a counterpart to the primarily alphabetical List of rivers of the Americas although only rivers which reach the ocean are included here, not tributaries.
www.thebestlinks.com /List_of_rivers_of_the_Americas_by_coastline.html   (190 words)

  
 List_of_rivers_in_the_United_States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Rivers in the United States is a list of rivers in the United States.
Boulder River - Montana (tributary of the Yellowstone River)
Boulder River - Montana (tributary of the Jefferson River)
www.exoticfelines.com /search.php?title=List_of_rivers_in_the_United_States   (175 words)

  
 Rivers as Borders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
A river can be seen as a border between countries and states.
examine how or why a landform such as a river border might be the reason for different cultures.
Activity: Make an accordian book to show different rivers, the bordering country, add something interesting about the countries through pictures or drawings, or add names of cities close to the river, capital cities, or other rivers that join that main river.
www.hawaii.edu /hga/gaw01/Lessons01/riverbord.html   (413 words)

  
 GPS Central (Canada) "GARMIN Americas Autoroute Basemap" Page
This basemap comes factory installed with the StreetPilot III, StreetPilot 2610, StreetPilot 2620, GPS V, GPSMAP 196 Americas, GPSMAP 276C, GPSMAP 76C, GPSMAP 76CS, Quest and GPSMAP 296 Americas.
• For non-aviation use, units with the Americas basemap are supplied by GARMIN only to dealers in the Americas; Atlantic basemap models can only be purchased from dealers within the detailed coverage of that basemap, and likewise for Pacific basemap models.
The Americas Autoroute basemap includes the United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and Central and South America, and covers an area from W180 to W30 Longitude, S60 to N72 Latitude.
www.gpscentral.ca /products/americasautoroutebasemap.htm   (307 words)

  
 NFC: Fw: Nature Conservancy Nature News, September 2000
50th Anniversary Adventures Sailing in Indonesia; re-tracing Charles Darwin's path in South America; hiking and rafting in the canyons of Arizona and Utah; exploring Florida's Everglades.
Parks-in-Peril From Guatemalan highlands to Dominican Republic fisheries to the Andes, The Nature Conservancy and USAID have helped protect millions of acres throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Add Water -Freshwater Initiative Rivers throughout the Americas, home to natural wonders and native plants and animals, are threatened by dams, agricultural practices, development, and invasive species.
fins.actwin.com /nanf/month.200009/msg00122.html   (514 words)

  
 Two Rivers Emporium: The Finest Fly Fishing in Western Wyoming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The Green gently winds its way out of Green River Lakes in the Wind River Mountain Range.
The Green River can be enjoyed by the beginner and intermediate fisherman, but can also be a great challenge for the more advanced fisherman.
The green has an abundant population of Rainbows from 10 to 16 inches, but the possibilities of catching Rainbows over 20 inches are very common.
2rivers.net /green_river.htm   (122 words)

  
 BlueWine.com: French Wine, California Wine, Australia Wine, Italian Wine.
Deborah Barnard and Rob Griffin have been producing wine for the past 15 years at their winery in Richland, at the confluence of the Yakima, Columbia and Snake rivers.
Located in Quincy, in Eastern Washington, the estate produces wines made from the top 10% of the grapes grown in its vineyards planted to Chardonnay, Semillon, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Small, family-owned winery located in the Columbia Valley appelation and producing Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot true to the flavors of the Upper Yakima Valley region.
www.recherche.bluewine.com /en/index.asp?no_categorie=210140   (494 words)

  
 Garmin GPSMAP 196 - Americas Database-AvShop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
You'll be amazed at the exceptional resolution and contrast on this unit's 12-level grayscale display, and its lightning-fast processor makes for extremely fast map redraws and scrolling.
Steering guidance is clearly presented through a graphic HSI with VNAV, with extended runway centerlines to help orient you to the runway.
The Garmin 196 has the Americas basemap that is Factory-installed and cannot be altered.
www.avshop.com /catalog/product.html?productid=4219&ref=127   (2110 words)

  
 List Of Rivers Of The Americas - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Index to Spanish American Collective Biography: The River Plate Countries (Reference Publications in Latin American Studies)
Halifax volunteers in the Confederate Army: News Ferry, Clover and Brooklyn at Rich Mountain, W. Va. : Halifax at Gettysburg : Halifax at Staunton River...
Sample location list and data set for modern beach and river sands of South America
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /list_of_rivers_of_the_americas.htm   (107 words)

  
 America's Wild Rivers Coast Travel Guide, 101 miles of nature's best   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
America's Wild Rivers Coast Travel Guide, 101 miles of nature's best
Redwoods and the River That's Klamath California.....Or is there More...
For America's Wild Rivers Coast information, please contact Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 940, Brookings OR 97415.
www.wildriverscoast.info   (85 words)

  
 List of rivers of the Americas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
See each article for their tributaries areas etc. Unusually significant tributaries appear in list under the river into which they
Index to Spanish American Collective Biography: The River Plate Countries
I was on bed rest for 6 1/2 months with my second pregancy and absolutely HATED my first travel...
www.freeglossary.com /List_of_United_States_Rivers   (462 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Brazil's depleted rivers
See Paulo Cabral's pictures and read his impressions of his journey along Brazil's rivers
Sewage from four million people is thrown into the Velhas river
Satellite spotting, a dip in the river, and a game of beach football
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/3125459.stm   (952 words)

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