The New Rivers & Wildlife Handbook

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Author: Diana Ward,Nigel Holmes,Paul José,Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ecology

Page: 426

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This handbook describes the wildlife that depends on rivers, from plants to mammals, birds and fish and explains how to manage habitat for wildlife. It is divided into three sections: river processes and biology, survey methods and management practices to benefit wildlife. These are supplemented by a variety of appropriate case studies. The book aims to answer the questions of river engineers and conservation managers, in relation to rivers and wildlife.

Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Fifth Edition

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Author: Andrew Chadwick,John Morfett,Martin Borthwick

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0415672457

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 648

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Now in its fifth edition, Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering combines thorough coverage of the basic principles of civil engineering hydraulics with wide-ranging treatment of practical, real-world applications. This classic text is carefully structured into two parts to address principles before moving on to more advanced topics. The first part focuses on fundamentals, including hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, pipe and open channel flow, wave theory, physical modeling, hydrology, and sediment transport. The second part illustrates the engineering applications of these fundamental principles to pipeline system design; hydraulic structures; and river, canal, and coastal engineering—including up-to-date environmental implications. A chapter on computational hydraulics demonstrates the application of computational simulation techniques to modern design in a variety of contexts. What’s New in This Edition Substantive revisions of the chapters on hydraulic machines, flood hydrology, and computational modeling New material added to the chapters on hydrostatics, principles of fluid flow, behavior of real fluids, open channel flow, pressure surge in pipelines, wave theory, sediment transport, river engineering, and coastal engineering The latest recommendations on climate change predictions, impacts, and adaptation measures Updated references Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Fifth Edition is an essential resource for students and practitioners of civil, environmental, and public health engineering and associated disciplines. It is comprehensive, fully illustrated, and contains many worked examples. Spreadsheets and useful links to other web pages are available on an accompanying website, and a solutions manual is available to lecturers.

Future Nature

A Vision for Conservation

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Author: William (Bill) Adams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136533907

Category: Nature

Page: 294

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The countryside is changing faster than ever. Fifty years of conservation achievements in the UK are now being confronted by a new complexion of economic forces that are driving change in the countryside. At the same time new ideas in conservation are altering the role that conservation is being asked to play in negotiating the transition from past to future. This revised edition of Bill Adams classic work Future Nature tackles the new challenges in the countryside and wildlife conservation head-on through a new Introduction and Postscript with updated arguments about naturalness and our social engagement with nature, and complemented by a new Foreword by Adrian Phillips. Concepts such as biodiversity and sustainability, and changes in our understanding, appreciation and concern for nature, offer unprecedented opportunities. Bill Adams explores the scientific, cultural and economic significance of conservation. He argues that conservation must move beyond the boundaries of parks and reserves to embrace the whole countryside. The importance of conservation for the future is enormous. It holds the potential to create new spaces for nature, both in the landscape and in our lives and imaginations. This factual, beautifully written and thought-provoking book offers a fundamental reassessment of conservation, its importance, and how to achieve it. Published with BANC

Urban Rivers

Our Inheritance and Future

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Author: Geoffrey E. Petts,John Heathcote,Dave Martin

Publisher: IWA Publishing

ISBN: 9781900222228

Category: Science

Page: 117

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This book provides an illustrated overview of the

Land, Water and Development

Sustainable Management of River Basin Systems

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Author: Malcolm Newson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134732309

Category: Science

Page: 464

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This is a fully revised and expanded second edition of Malcolm Newson's acclaimed book. Exploring in greater depth the meaning of sustainability in river basin development this new edition: * highlights the rapid evolution of practical concepts since the Rio Earth Summit * features new illustrations and case studies from Australia, South Africa and Israel * makes the ecosystem model more explicit throughout * strengthens coverage of the linkages between land and water management.

Code of Practice for the Introduction of Biological and Landscape Diversity Considerations Into the Transport Sector

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Author: Catherine J. Bickmore

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287151156

Category: Science

Page: 66

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The Pan-European Biological and Landscape Strategy (1996) aims to halt the degradation of landscape and biological diversity across the European region. Action Theme 2 of the Strategy relates to the integration of landscape and biological diversity into other sectors including transport. This Code of Practice contributes to this progress. The Code relates to linear transport systems, comprising roads, railways and inland navigation along waterways, such as canals and rivers. It aims to assist elected representatives, decision makers, and practitioners as well as nature conservation bodies in the understanding of the main issues and solutions associated with the planning, design and use of linear transportation networks i.e. roads, railways and inland navigation channels, in relation to the landscape and biological diversity. Other modes of transport are outside the scope of this CodeThe Code sets a political and social framework and proposes policy options for the development of new, and the maintenance of existing linear transport systems in relation to biological and landscape diversity. By building on examples, the Code has developed a series of Practice Pointers.

River Restoration

Managing the Uncertainty in Restoring Physical Habitat

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Author: Stephen Darby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: 9780470867068

Category: Science

Page: 315

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"This text will be an invaluable reference for professionals working as hydrologists, geomorphologists, hydraulic engineers and groundwater agencies. The book will also be of interest for undergraduate and postgraduate students taking relevant courses within Geography, Environmental Science and Civil Engineering."--BOOK JACKET.

Wetland Management and Restoration

Proceedings of a Workshop, Sweden, 12-15 September 1990

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Author: C. Max Finlayson,Torsten Larsson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Wetland conservation

Page: 182

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Birds

Magazine for Members of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Birds

Page: N.A

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Chalk rivers

nature conservation and management

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Author: C. P. Mainstone,English Nature (Agency),Environment Agency (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 184

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Wetlands

archaeology and nature conservation

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Author: Margaret Cox,Vanessa Straker,Douglas Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 284

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Rehabilitation of rivers

principles and implementation

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Author: Louise C. De Waal,Andrew R. G. Large,P. Max Wade

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 331

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Rehabilitation of Rivers Principles and Implementation Edited by Louise C. de Waal Division of Environmental and Analytical Sciences, University of Wolverhampton, UK Andrew R. G. Large Department of Geography, University of Newcastle, UK and P. Max Wade Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, UK River rehabilitation has become an issue at the top of the agenda for water authorities and river managers in many countries throughout the world. This challenging topic involves a wide range of themes, many of which are brought together in this volume. They concern planning strategy, implementation and project appraisal for a number of different types of river systems including upland, lowland and urban rivers. Topic areas addressed include hydrology, geomorphology, ecology and economics as, to be successful, rehabilitation of freshwaters must incorporate all of these subjects within a holistic framework. This volume covers a wide range of countries, provides comprehensive and integrated coverage of factors concerning river rehabilitation and encompasses policy, planning and implementation. As such, the text will have a lasting reference value and practical application. Rehabilitation of Rivers combines prescriptive, analytical and reviewing contributions, covering a wide range of case studies from Britain, continental Europe, the USA, Australia and Japan. It also examines strategic issues such as catchment planning and integrated application of ecology and engineering in river rehabilitation. This book will be an important text for all water authorities and river managers as well as hydrologists, geomorphologists, ecologists and nature conservationists.

Land Restoration and Reclamation

Principles and Practice

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Author: James A. Harris

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 230

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This concise yet comprehensive text provides a coherent and practical framework for the study and practice of land restoration and reclamation. It sets out the fundamental workings of the natural environment - terrestrial ecosystems, nutrient cycling and soil structure and gives an account of how these may be assessed, how they become degraded and the variety of processes available for reclamation and restoration; ranging from agro-forestry to the re-establishment of fully self-sustaining ecosystems.

Wildfowl & Wetlands

The Magazine of the Wildfowl Trust

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Water birds

Page: N.A

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