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Description - Large Rivers - Geomorphology & Management by Avijit Gupta

Large Rivers: Geomorphology and Management explores an important topic in geomorphology and sedimentology: the form and function of major rivers. Our knowledge of the big rivers of the world is limited. It is currently difficult to recognise large rivers of the past from relict sedimentary deposits or to structure management policies for long international rivers. This exciting book brings together a set of papers on large rivers of the world, as a unique introduction to a demanding subject. The book includes thirty chapters and is organised into three sections. The first part is on the environmental requirements for creating and maintaining a major river system. The second is a collection of case studies on 14 large rivers from different continents, covering a range of physical environments. The third section includes chapters on the measurement and management of large rivers. * First book to offer in a single volume state-of-the-art knowledge on management and geomorphology of large rivers of the world* A pioneering study, pushing the boundaries of our knowledge related to big rivers* Includes comprehensive case studies covering the major large rivers of the world including Amazon, Mississippi, Nile, Congo, Indus, and Mekong* Written by a leading team of distinguished, international contributorsLarge Rivers: Geomorphology and Management is essential reading for postgraduate students and researchers in fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, sedimentary geology, and river management. It is also of relevance to engineers and environmental consultants in the private and public sectors working on major rivers of the world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470849873
ISBN-10: 0470849878
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 196mm x 46mm)
Pages: 712
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Avijit Gupta

Avijit Gupta, School of Geography, University of Leeds, UK, and Visiting Scientist, Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing, National University of Singapore.