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- Springer 2008; US$ 189.00
Recent flood events in Europe, the USA and elsewhere have shown the devastating impact that flooding can have on people and property. Flood warning and forecasting systems provide a well-established way to help to reduce the effects of flooding by allowing people to be evacuated from areas at risk, and for measures to be taken to reduce damage to property.... more...
- Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 225.00
The EU-Water Framework Directive (WFD) is a legislative framework to protect and improve the quality of all water resources, including rivers. "Good status" of all European rivers must be achieved by 2015. Based on the bestselling book, Rivers of North America , this new guide stands as the only primary source of complete and comparative baseline... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 340.00
Fast changing legislation and increasing environmental awareness within the non-scientific community demands that the modern approach to the management of rivers and water resources should be based on a sound understanding and application of the scientific and ecological principles that underlie freshwater processes. In two volumes, The Rivers Handbook... more...
- Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 43.95
Based on the comprehensive, award-winning book Rivers of North America, the new Field Guide to Rivers of North America describes 200 of North America?s most significant rivers in a reader-friendly, concise format. The guide is organized by geographic regions - each section begins with a map showing the relationship of rivers within one territory and... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00
Far from being the serene, natural streams of yore, modern rivers have been diverted, dammed, dumped in, and dried up, all in efforts to harness their power for human needs. But these rivers have also undergone environmental change. The old adage says you can’t step in the same river twice, and Ellen Wohl would agree—natural and synthetic... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 19.00
In June 2008, the rivers of eastern Iowa rose above their banks to create floods of epic proportions; their amazing size?flowing in places at a rate nearly double that of the previous record flood?and the rapidity of their rise ruined farmlands and displaced thousands of residents and hundreds of businesses. In Cedar Rapids, the waters inundated more... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 33.99
Daniel McCool not only chronicles the history of water development agencies in America and the way in which special interests have abused rather than preserved the country?s rivers. He also narrates the second, brighter act in this ongoing story: the surging, grassroots movement to bring these rivers back to life and ensure they remain pristine for... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 129.95
Rivers and Floodplains is concerned with the origin, geometry, water flow, sediment transport, erosion and deposition associated with modern alluvial rivers and floodplains, how they vary in time and space, and how this information is used to interpret deposits of ancient rivers and floodplains. There is specific reference to the types and lifestyles... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 189.95
This important book brings together eighteen cutting-edge research papers first presented at the Second International Conference on Braided Rivers. It includes the latest research on the dynamics, deposits and ecology of these rivers. Essential reading for geomorphologists, earth scientists, engineers and ecologists with a pure and applied interest... more...
- Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 129.00
AWARDS: 2006 Outstanding Academic Title , by CHOICE The 2005 Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) Best Reference 2005 , by the Library Journal Rivers of North America is an important reference for scientists, ecologists, and students studying rivers and their ecosystems.... more...