Perspectives on River Channel Restoration (A. Brookes & F. Shields). GUIDING PRINCIPLES AND METHODS FOR RESTORATION. Hydraulic and Hydrologic Stability (F. Shields). Geomorphological Principles for Restoring Channels (A. Brookes & D. Sear). Habitat Enhancement (A. Brookes, et al.). CATCHMENT AND FLOODPLAIN CONTEXTS. Catchment Approach to Planning Channel Restoration (G. Kondolf & P. Downs). The Sediment System and Channel Stability (D. Sear). Water Quality Issues in River Channel Restoration (E. Herricks). Floodplain Restoration and Riparian Zone Management (A. Brookes, et al.). CASE STUDIES. River Restoration Experience in Northern Europe (A. Brookes). Lowland Stream Restoration in Denmark (M. Nielsen). Restoration Approaches in California (J. Haltiner, et al.). Naturalization of Headwater Streams in Illinois: Challenges and Possibilities (B. Rhoads & E. Herricks). Restoring the Hydrogeomorphology of the Channelized Kissimmee River (L. Toth). Towards an Approach to Sustainable River Restoration (A. Brookes & F. Shields). Indexes.