9781107407473

The Riverscape and the River

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  • ISBN13:

    9781107407473

  • ISBN10:

    1107407478

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-09-13
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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Summary

In this 2008 study Dr Haslam examines how the quantity, function and ecology of water changes as it moves from watershed to river. The development of river and riverscape, their ecology, the effect of human activities (such as water abstractions, flood control and management for recreational use) and water resources are described both in principle and using case histories. Contrasting examples are given from across the world, including Iceland, Hungary, Malta, Britain and the USA, which enables understanding of how water and riverscape interact with each other, and with human impact. The study, development and loss of water resources is also described, including the extreme example of Malta, whose clean water now depends solely on oil imports. This innovative book is written for graduate students and professionals interested in how water and riverscape interact.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The natural river and its destruction
The natural riverscape and its modification
Resources I. Water resources and their loss
Development and variation of rivers
Development and variation of riverscapes
Building blocks of river vegetation
Building blocks of flood plain vegetation
Resources II. Plants and animals, cleaning and minerals
Building blocks of the riverscape
Patterns, boundaries and fragmentation
Resources III. Settlements and constructions
The harsh riverscape
The tempered or smiling riverscape
Envoi
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