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A View of the River

By: LB Leopold

320 pages, 24 b/w illus, 103 line illus, 14 tabs

Harvard University Press

Paperback | Mar 2006 | #154607 | ISBN: 0674018451
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Hardback | Dec 1994 | #32029 | ISBN: 0674937325
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Leopold looks at the subject of river morphology, with a description of the river and its shape, size, organization and action. This is a technical and personal view of the river, providing information for understanding the behaviour of rivers, as well as firsthand observations by an experienced scientist.

Luna Leopold is responsible for perhaps the most important research on rivers over the past 50 years. In this very personal book he reflects upon that experience, providing insights that go far beyond mere research results. -- Vic Baker Science 19941125


The river channel; river measurement; down the channel system; meanders and bars; distribution of discharge in space and time; rivers of the world; flow variability and floods; relationships between channel and discharge; a field example - watts branch; the hydraulic geometry; sediment load; the drainage network; energy utilization; river morphology - the most probable state.

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Luna B. Leopold is Emeritus Professor of Geology at the University of California, Berkeley. Former Chief Hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey and winner of the National Medal of Science, he is one of the world's leading authorities on river hydraulics and geomorphology.

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