Geomorphic Analysis of River Systems
  • Author : Kirstie A. Fryirs
  • Release Date : 26 September 2012
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Genre : Science
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 13 : 9781118305447

Geomorphic Analysis of River Systems Book Summary

Filling a niche in the geomorphology teaching market, thisintroductory book is built around a 12 week course in fluvialgeomorphology. ‘Reading the landscape’ entails making senseof what a riverscape looks like, how it works, how it has evolvedover time, and how alterations to one part of a catchment may havesecondary consequences elsewhere, over different timeframes. Theseplace-based field analyses are framed within their topographic,climatic and environmental context. Issues and principles presentedin the first part of this book provide foundational understandingsthat underpin the approach to reading the landscape that ispresented in the second half of the book. In reading the landscape,detective-style investigations and interpretations are tied totheoretical and conceptual principles to generatecatchment-specific analyses of river character, behaviour andevolution, including responses to human disturbance. This book has been constructed as an introductory text on riverlandscapes, providing a bridge and/or companion toquantitatively-framed or modelled approaches to landscape analysisthat are addressed elsewhere. Key principles outlined in the bookemphasise the importance of complexity, contingency and emergencein interpreting the character, behaviour and evolution of any givensystem. The target audience is second and third year undergraduatestudents in geomorphology, hydrology, earth science andenvironmental science, as well as river practitioners who usegeomorphic understandings to guide scientific and/or managementapplications. The primary focus of Kirstie and Gary’s research andteaching entails the use of geomorphic principles as a tool withwhich to develop coherent scientific understandings of riversystems, and the application of these understandings in managementpractice. Kirstie and Gary are co-developers of the RiverStyles® Framework and Short Course that is widely used inriver management, decision-making and training. Additional resources for this book can be found at: ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/fryirs/riversystems"www.wiley.com/go/fryirs/riversystems/a.

Geomorphic Analysis of River Systems

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Filling a niche in the geomorphology teaching market, thisintroductory book is built around a 12 week course in fluvialgeomorphology. ‘Reading the landscape’ entails making senseof what a riverscape looks like, how it works, how it has evolvedover time, and how alterations to one part of a catchment may havesecondary consequences elsewhere, ...

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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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