397 pages, illus
This book outlines a generic set of procedures, termed the River Styles Framework, which provides a set of tools for interpreting river character, behavior, condition, and recovery potential. Applications of the framework generate a coherent package of geomorphic information, providing a physical template for river rehabilitation activities.
Provides a learning tool with which to approach geomorphic applications to river management.
Describes the essential geomorphological principles underlying river behaviour and evolution.
Demonstrates how the River Styles Framework can turn geomorphic theory into practice, to develop workable strategies for restoration and management.
Applicable to river systems worldwide.
Part I: The Geoecological Basis for River Management
Part II: Geomorphic Considerations for River Management
Part III: The River Styles Framework
Clearly the audience for this book are students taking a course in river management; they will find everything they need in it. The book is up-to-date, clearly written and the quality (photographs, figures and layout) is good. Journal of Sedimentary Research, August 2005 "The text, which has a very clear structure and layout, is well written and has excellent illustrations throughout...a timely contribution to the literature and should be essential reading for all those with an interest in the science and practice of river management and river restoration." Progress in Physical Geography
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