395 pages, B/w illus, figs
Provides a critical assessment of current research on river channel management, bringing together in a cohesive form material currently found in a number of disparate sources. Aimed at upper-level undergraduates and masters students, it explains why river channel management is needed, what needs to be managed, and examines how river management has changed over the historical term.
'Excellent coverage of the subject. I have been looking for a book like this for my course for a few years. Very comprehensive.' -- Ms S Marnolt, University of the West of England 20050425 River Channel Management is well researched, well written, thoughful, and provides a comprehensive coverage of the topic. -- Richard A. Earl, Journal of Geography # 104 20051001 (This) book is an impressive contribution. In all, this is an extremely well written and useful book; my copy is already well dog-eared and worn out from its use. -- Dr Martin Doyle, Geomorphology 20051001 This book is a welcome addition to the fold that encloses the minority of fluvial geomorphologists who have attempted to 'make a difference' to what they see as a misguided past, dominated by engineering interventions in the interest of river 'training' ... As a final recommendation for this book, the authors have worked within a realization that sustainable river basin management must work within an ecosystem context - and that humans must be considered within that system. -- Professor Malcolm Newson, Geographical Journal 20051001
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