Land, Water and Development: River Basin Systems and Their Sustainable Management

Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (13) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $89.79   
  • Used (11) from $1.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.


Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by
Sending request ...

Product Details

Table of Contents

List of Plates
List of Figures
List of Tables
1 History of river basin management 1
1.1 Hydraulic cultures: management in advance of science 1
1.2 The rise of hydrology and hydraulics 6
1.3 Monks, mills and mines: origins of river coordination in England 11
1.4 The rise of environment 16
1.5 The lessons of history and the challenges of the future 19
2 Natural river basins: transfer systems 22
2.1 Flow of water and the transport of sediment 23
2.2 Channel morphology 34
2.3 Floodplains 42
2.4 Basin sediment systems 47
2.5 Summary: key elements of the natural system, a sensitivity assessment 51
3 Land and water: interactions 53
3.1 Vegetation, soils and hydrology 53
3.2 Runoff modifications in developed river basins 65
3.3 Vegetation, soils and water quality 73
3.4 Conclusions 85
4 Managing land and water in the developed world: an international survey 88
4.1 Development and the river basin 88
4.2 River basin management in the USA 89
4.3 Canadian river basin management 113
4.4 New Zealand: wise management determined by hazard 123
4.5 Conclusions: national priorities in the developed world 134
5 River basins and development 136
5.1 General characteristics and new philosophies 136
5.2 Problems of food, power and trade in drylands 139
5.3 The Nile: a definitive case of hydropolitics 145
5.4 River basin development authorities: experience elsewhere in Africa 157
5.5 The land-use dimension: Africa waits but the Ganges responds 166
5.6 Dams, alternatives and the need for new international order 174
5.7 Development and rivers: broad trends 186
6 Technical issues in river basin management 188
6.1 Soil erosion 189
6.2 River regulation 205
6.3 Climatic change and river basin management 221
7 Institutional issues in river basin management 242
7.1 Basin authorities: the influence of the TVA 246
7.2 Does an ideal river basin institution exist? 247
7.3 Case study: UK water institutions 249
7.4 River basin units: land drainage leads the way 252
7.5 Issues of resources and pollution 255
7.6 Political analysis of the Regional Water Authorities 260
7.7 River basin institutions and developing nations 265
7.8 Environmental assessment of water projects: worldwide panacea? 268
7.9 International river basin management 271
7.10 Current UK trajectories river basin assessment and consultation: lessons for institutions 273
7.11 Conclusions: influence over land - an essential prerequisite 277
8 Sustainable river basin management: issues of the knowledge base 281
8.1 Science in the 'New Environmental' Age 281
8.2 The environmental sciences 283
8.3 'Science speaks to power' 284
8.4 Environmentalism, environmental science and river basin systems 286
8.5 The hydrologists' stock-in-trade: catchment research 288
8.6 Alternatives to catchment research 293
8.7 Science and policy: land-use management in river basins 295
8.8 Policy responses 299
8.9 The structure of implementation: British examples 301
8.10 Conclusions: intervening in land - a political test of knowledge 307
9 Land and water: towards systems of management in a period of change 309
9.1 Future of the river basin idea 309
9.2 The mutual consideration of land with water 311
9.3 Land, water and development 312
9.4 Technocracy and democracy: planning and people 313
9.5 Anticipation and restoration: a practical agenda 315
9.6 Catchments, basins, corridors and valleys: a final note on scale 318
Bibliography 321
Index 341
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)