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Leopold, Luna B. (Luna Bergere) 1915-2006

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Works: 197 works in 640 publications in 6 languages and 15,034 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Juvenile works  History  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Collector, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Luna B Leopold
 
Most widely held works by Luna B Leopold
Water by Luna B Leopold( Book )

82 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 1,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the nature and uses of water, the effect of water in absorbing energy and moderating the climate, erosion, the importance of the water supply, water treatment and pollution
Fluvial processes in geomorphology by Luna B Leopold( Book )

41 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pioneering study of landform development under processes associated with running water, this text encompasses both field and laboratory research. Topics include the landscapes of mountains, rivers, and seacoasts; studies of weathering, climate, and erosion; and coverage of geochronology, drainage patterns, channel changes, and the evolution of hill slopes. 1964 edition
Water; a primer by Luna B Leopold( Book )

20 editions published between 1966 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expansion of the work, A primer on water, published in 1960, prepared by the author and W. B. Langbein
Water in environmental planning by Thomas Dunne( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A view of the river by Luna B Leopold( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the Midwest under water, America had a chance to see how effectively it had "improved" its rivers. We've straightened and dredged them, revetted and rerouted them, made massive efforts to control them, yet our actions have been less than successful. Too often, physical changes made to a river conflict with natural processes, resulting in - rather than alleviating - damage. Applying available knowledge on how rivers form and act could prevent such problems. In this timely book, Luna Leopold seeks to organize such knowledge. Widely regarded as the most creative scholar in the field of river morphology, Leopold presents a coherent description of the river, its shape, size, organization, and action, along with a consistent theory that explains much of the observed character of channels. The laws of physics that govern rivers allow for variations, many of them dictated by random chance. Thus, a river's adaptation, as Leopold describes it, tends toward the most probable form, the one with the least variance among hydraulic parameters. We see how this probabilistic tendency plays out as Leopold views the river as a whole from headwater to mouth, in the drainage net, in the behavior of meanders, and in aspects of sediment transport. Grounded in hydraulics, geomorphology, and surveying, as well as in extensive fieldwork on rivers in the eastern and Rocky Mountain states, Leopold's view of a river is at once technical and personal, providing both a firm foundation for understanding the behavior of rivers - including instructions for getting started in backyard hydrology - and a wealth of firsthand observations by a thoughtful and experienced scientist. It will be of immediate interest and great use as we seek to develop, preserve, and appreciate our most fluid natural resource
Water, rivers, and creeks by Luna B Leopold( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By integrating the basics of hydrology and geomorphology with the practical formulation of policy, this book is intended for the general public, students of environmental studies, legislators, policy makers, and all others who are interested in the use, control, and management of water."--Jacket
The flood control controversy; big dams, little dams, and land management by Luna B Leopold( Book )

8 editions published in 1954 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hydraulic geometry of stream channels and some physiographic implications by Luna B Leopold( Book )

11 editions published between 1953 and 1967 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantitative measurement of some of the hydraulic factors that help to determine the shape of natural stream channels: depth, width, velocity, and suspended load, and how they vary with discharge as simple power functions. Their interrelations are described by the term "hydraulic geometry"
River channel patterns: braided, meandering, and straight by Luna B Leopold( )

10 editions published between 1957 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hydrology of two small river basins in Pennsylvania before urbanization by R. Adam Miller( )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Data on various hydrologic parameters are given to facilitate discerning the effects of future urbanization."
River meanders--theory of minimum variance by Walter Basil Langbein( )

10 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geometry of a meander is that of a random walk whose most frequent form minimizes the sum of the squares of the changes in direction in each unit length. Changes in direction closely approximate a sine function of channel distance. Depth, velocity, and slope are adjusted so as to decrease the variance of shear and the friction factor in a meander over that in an otherwise comparable straight reach of the same river
The concept of entropy in landscape evolution by Luna B Leopold( )

9 editions published between 1962 and 1965 in English and Italian and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ephemeral streams : hydraulic factors and their relation to the drainage net by Luna B Leopold( )

12 editions published between 1956 and 1978 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

River flood plains: some observations on their formation by M. Gordon Wolman( )

9 editions published between 1957 and 1965 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hydraulic geometry of a small tidal estuary by Robert M Myrick( )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

River channel bars and dunes: theory of kinematic waves by Walter Basil Langbein( )

10 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Channel and hillslope processes in a semiarid area, New Mexico by Luna B Leopold( )

8 editions published between 1961 and 1967 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flow resistance in sinuous or irregular channels by Luna B Leopold( )

8 editions published between 1957 and 1963 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Channel and hillslope processes revisited in the Arroyo de los Frijoles watershed near Santa Fe, New Mexico by Allen C Gellis( )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A primer on water by Geological Survey (U.S.)( Book )

19 editions published between 1960 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Leopold, L. B. 1915-2006

Leopold, L. B. 1915-2006 (Luna Bergere)

Leopold, L. B. (Luna Bergere), 1915-2006

Leopold, Luna B.

Leopold, Luna B. 1915-

Leopold, Luna B. 1915-2006

Leopold, Luna B. (Luna Bergere)

Leopold, Luna B. (Luna Bergere), 1915-

Leopold, Luna B. (Luna Bergere), 1915-2006

Leopold, Luna Bergere 1915-2006

Leopold, Luna Berguere 1915-

Luna Bergere Leopold US-amerikanischer Geologe

Luna Leopold Amerikaans geoloog (1915-2006)

Luna Leopold Geomorphologist and hydrologist

לאופולד, לונה ב.

لونا لئوپولد زمین‌شناس آمریکایی

ლუნა ლეოპოლდი

ルナ・レオポルド

レオポルド, ルナ・B

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Water in environmental planningA view of the riverWater, rivers, and creeks