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By Sandra S. Batie (auth.), Lucien M. Brush, M. Gordon Wolman, Huang Bing-Wei (eds.)

About 4 years in the past Dr. Gilbert White visited China and sowed the seeds of this venture via conversations with Drs. Huang and Gong of the chinese language Academy of Sciences, and Mr. lengthy of the Yellow River Conservancy fee. After a few extra rounds of communications via letter, the plan for a workshop developed and Drs. Wolman and Brush visited with Dr. Sabadell of the Nat_ional technological know-how origin to start the preliminary making plans. In March 1987 Dr. Brush visited China and the main points have been labored out for the October 1987 workshop. on the outset it was once famous that the ten American scientists and engineers ltad very Ii ttle wisdom of the Yellow River and none had ever visible it. for this reason, it grew to become very important that box journeys be scheduled ahead of the workshop to raised set the level for fruitful discussions. It was once additionally stated that the yankee members couldn't current papers concerning the Yellow River according to se so their choices mirrored their normal wisdom of rivers utilizing different rivers as examples. nonetheless the chinese language individuals have been all good into the tricky difficulties of harnessing the Yellow River and made their shows for this reason. regardless of those modifications the subject material used to be the unifying thread and move communique used to be excellent.

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