Abstract

ABSTRACT:

This study examines a selection of river confluences, places that are frequently locations of important physical investigations by hydrologists, geomorphologists, biologists, and engineers, among others. In contrast, confluences can also demonstrate a complex interplay of historical, economic, social, and political factors. Many urban stream confluences were sites of prehistoric human settlement; others are more recent historic sites, or important shipping facilities; and some are simply tourist attractions. From the multitude of stream confluences, this paper examines a small selection from the United States of America and Europe, with a focus on the multiplicity of human associations and layers of meaning.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1551-3211
Print ISSN
0066-9628
Pages
pp. 90-111
Launched on MUSE
2019-11-08
Open Access
No
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