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Rivers of art: Ancient Rome

The Ancient Romans are, I suppose, best known for their ambitious and sometimes mad emperors, military conquests, rather unsavoury treatment of Christians, gladiatorial contests and their chariot races. And their roads. Oh yes, and their aqueducts. We shouldn’t forget their … Continue reading

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Leonardo da Vinci: rivers, water, science and art (Part 3: diverting the Arno)

In my previous posts on Leonardo da Vinci, I described his fascination with water and rivers, which pervaded his art and his science. Leonardo is rare amongst artists, then and now, in his combination of art, science and engineering. He, … Continue reading

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European river photographs

I have been very busy teaching of late, and unable to write much about rivers and river ecology, but thought I’d post a few of my favourite photographs of river-related things, taken from my recent travels in Europe in 2011.  … Continue reading

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