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Author Hudson, Brian J. (Brian James)

Title Waterfall / Brian J. Hudson
Published London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2012


Description 1 online resource (248 pages) : illustrations
Series The Earth
Contents Waterfall Cover; Imprint page; Contents; Preface; 1. Waterfall Lovers and Waterfalling; 2. Waterfalls: Birth, Life and Death; 3. The Allure of Waterfalls; 4. The Beautiful, the Sublime and the Picturesque; 5. Waterfalls of Passion, Fountains of Love; 6. Paradise and the Hereafter; 7. Waterfalls and the Creative Mind: Literature and Art; 8. Waterfalls and the Creative Mind: New Directions; 9. The Designed Landscape; 10. Power and Human Settlements; 11. Waterfalls and Tourism; 12. Waterfalls Lost, Despoiled and Threatened; Notable waterfalls; References; Select bibliography
Associations and websitesAcknowledgements; Photo acknowledgements; Index
Summary From Niagara Falls in the United States to Angel Falls in Venezuela, Victoria Falls in Africa, and Hannoki Falls in Japan, waterfalls provide some of the world's loveliest panoramas. With their glistening spray and deafening roar, these astonishing natural wonders attract hordes of people each year who seek out, with cameras in hand, these terrifying and sublime examples of natural beauty. While waterfalls have often been considered in terms of their picturesque qualities, their rich cultural background has been neglected. In Waterfall, Brian Hudson portrays these marvels in
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Waterfalls.
Waterfalls in art.
Waterfalls -- Mythology
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Hydrology.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Limnology.
Waterfalls in art
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781861899569
Other Titles Waterfall, nature and culture