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Along Ukraine's river : a social and environmental history of the Dnipro / Roman Adrian Cybriwsky.

Author/creator Cybriwsky, Roman A. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionx, 238 pages ; 24 cm
Contents A national river -- A work of nature and the works of men -- A winding course through history -- Soviet river : from DniproHES to Chornobyl -- The river's health -- Kyiv : whose Ukraine? -- Around the Kremenchuk Sea -- At the great bend of the Dnipro -- Zaporizhia and Dnipro (City) : Ukraine reclaimed -- Down the lower course -- Some thoughts about Ukraine.
Scope and content "The River Dnipro (formerly better known by the Russian name of Dnieper) is linked intimately with the history and identity of Ukraine. Cybriwsky discusses the river as it was formed in nature and as it has been used and modified by human agency from ancient times to the present. From key vantage points along the river's course--from its source in western Russia, through Belarus and Ukraine, to the Black Sea--interesting stories shed light on past and present life in Ukraine. Pieces of Russian and Ukrainian literature that are set along the river are evoked, as well as various genres of song and landscape painting from various times in history. Topics include the legacy of Kyivan Rus, the period of Cossack dominion, the epic battles at the river in World War II, the building of dams and huge reservoirs by the Soviet Union, and the crisis of Chornobyl (Chernobyl). The book argues that the Dnipro and the farmlands along it are Ukraine's chief natural resources, and that the future of the country depends on putting both to good use. Written in informal style, with sparks of humor and without academic pretentiousness, the book is illustrated with original line drawings (maps) and photographs"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Cybriwsky, Roman A. Along Ukraine's river. Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2017 9789633862056
LCCN 2017024436
ISBN9633862043 hardcover

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