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.

River Restoration

Managing the Uncertainty in Restoring Physical Habitat

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Author: Stephen Darby,David Sear

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470867078

Category: Science

Page: 328

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River restoration projects are designed to recreate functional characteristics within a context of physical stability. They tend to focus on the development and application of geomorphic principles for river restoration design. Due to different models obtaining different results on the same problem, incomplete or absent data, and climatic/social/cultural changes, the designers and managers of such projects frequently face high levels of uncertainty. This book will provide a systematic overview of the issues involved in minimizing and coping with uncertainty in river restoration projects. A series of thematic sections will be used to define the various sources of uncertainty in restoration projects and how these show at different points in the life cycle (design, construction and post-construction phases) of restoration projects. The structure of the book will offer a rational theoretical analysis of the problem while providing practical guidance in managing the different sources of uncertainty. A wide range of case studies will be included from Europe, North America and Australasia

Rivers

A natural and not-so-natural history

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Author: Paul Raven,Nigel Holmes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472958527

Category: Nature

Page: 432

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Throughout British history rivers have been of profound economic, social and cultural importance – yet as we see with increasing frequency they have the potential to wreak great destruction. This book describes the natural and not-so-natural changes that have affected British rivers since the last ice age and looks at the many plants and animals that live along, above and within them. Detailed case studies of the Meon, Dee and Endrick illustrate the incredibly varied nature of our river ecosystems, and the natural and human factors that make each one different. Written by two widely respected river ecologists, the book looks not only at rivers as they were and are but also at how they can be managed and cared for. Full of interesting facts and stunning images, Rivers is essential reading for anyone professionally involved in rivers and for the naturalist, conservationist and layman alike. It is the one book you need to understand this singularly important and often contentious feature of the British landscape.

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.

Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Fourth Edition

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Author: Andrew Chadwick,John Morfett,Martin Borthwick

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415306089

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 688

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Find out more about Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering Fifth Edition on CRC Press at http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9780415672450

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.

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.

The wet grassland guide

managing floodplain and coastal wet grasslands for wildlife

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Author: Jo Treweek,Royal Society for the Protection of Birds,Institute of Terrestrial Ecology

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780903138864

Category: Nature

Page: 254

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Habitat conservation

managing the physical environment

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Author: Andrew Warren,Jon R. French,Jonathan French

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: 9780471984986

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

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Habitat Conservation examines the relationship between habitat and ecosystem dynamics. Over the last decade scientists have made advances in their understanding of this relationship and this has had major impacts on their approach to nature conservation management. In many habitats conservation management needs to take into account the physical dynamic processes such as the impact of air, soil and water as well as the biological processes. Covering habitats ranging from mountains to floodplains to coastal dunes and rivers this text discusses: * how the biological and physical processes interact in each habitat * explores the current and future impact of global warming and sea-level rise and; * uses case studies to demonstrate how different habitats can be naturally managed and restored. Written by geomorphologists, hydrologists, climatologists and limnologists this is a fundamental text for masters and undergraduate students studying nature conservation, habitat ecology and environmental management. It will also be essential reading for all conservationists, environmental consultants, managers and engineers.