The War of 1812 in the Chesapeake – A Reference Guide to Historic Sites in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia
A Travel Guide to the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake – Eighteen Tours in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia
A mayfly dances above honey-gold water in the evening sunshine; a kingfisher plunges into the sparkling depths to emerge with a struggling minnow in its orange beak; an otter slips silently through reeds; a family of moorhens paddles to its night-time lodgings. Here is the perfect, idyllic scene of a British river in summertime captured with love and astonishing skill by two of the leading wildlife filmmakers of our age. Halcyon River Diaries was commissioned following the phenomenally successful and award-winning My Halcyon River an intimate portrait of a secret world along a river in Britain, where otters hunt on the midnight current, mink lie in wait to ambush unwary victims and gleaming kingfishers pierce the water to spear their prey. Deemed as one of the most beautiful films at the Wildscreen festival, 2004, My Halcyon River was the winner of the Kodak Cinematography Award. Halcyon River Diaries is an evocative look at the wildlife of a typical English river, through the eyes of Philippa and Charlie's family, including their three young sons Fred, Gus and Arthur, who live beside it. Over the period of a year we experience life on the river following the same group of animal characters as they navigate the seasons, as well as seeing how Philippa and Charlie's passion for the river extends into every part of their family life.
A Travel Guide to the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake – Eighteen Tours in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia
The river-bifurcation point namely the ‘Offtake’ is vital for the sustainability of a river. The sustainability also depends on the conveyance characteristics of the river-reach as a whole. This book presents the hydro-morphological analysis of the offtake and the river-reach of the Arial Khan River of Bangladesh to predict its sustainability. Analysis of historical hydrometric data and satellite images near the offtake and selected stations for both the parent Padma River and the distributary Arial Khan River has been carried out. The analysis shows that water levels and discharges are in rising trend in both the rivers. The offtake and remaining reach of the Arial Khan River which are observed to lose conveyance due to aggradations. Also, the conveyance in the reach of parent river, the Padma around the offtake and the remaining reach of the Arial Khan River was found to have a decreasing trend. The yearly development rate of char (sand bar) at the mouth of the Upper Arial Khan River is 2%. The study indicates that the sustainability of the Arial Khan River including its offtake is endangered and it is going to be the cause of sufferings to the local livelihood.
Every Home a Distillery – Alcohol, Gender, and Technology in the Colonial Chesapeake
The Thames has been a highway, a frontier and an attack route; it has been a playground and a sewer, a source of water and a source of power. Every stretch has its own character, atmosphere and stories. Thames: Sacred River explores the river from source to sea. Peter Ackroyd, bestselling author of London: The Biography, tells the story of the river and the people who have lived on and by it over the centuries. In part two, The Working River, we discover the wherries, barges and bridges, the industries, lawmakers and lawbreakers who form the life of the river.