The River Scene: Ecology and Cultural Heritage

The River Scene: Ecology and Cultural Heritage

by S. M. Haslam
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052110839X

ISBN-13: 9780521108393

Pub. Date: 04/09/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The River Scene is a uniquely stimulating guide to the appreciation and preservation of rivers. In this highly illustrated account, Sylvia Haslam presents a new scheme for the evaluation of river quality which can be used by a wide range of users, from amateur conservationists to water-management professionals. The book presents an overview of river ecology,

Overview

The River Scene is a uniquely stimulating guide to the appreciation and preservation of rivers. In this highly illustrated account, Sylvia Haslam presents a new scheme for the evaluation of river quality which can be used by a wide range of users, from amateur conservationists to water-management professionals. The book presents an overview of river ecology, looking first at the natural environment - river structure, classification and pollution. This is followed by a discussion of the cultural environment, the importance of which is often overlooked: the history, archaeology, and social and legal contexts of rivers. Dr Haslam is a leading international authority on rivers and their vegetation. By understanding the natural and cultural environments of rivers and applying the methods she describes, our awareness and appreciation of these beautiful resources can be greatly enhanced, and their conservation for the future aided.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521108393
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/09/2009
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Water - the essential element; Part I. THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT: 3. River structure and its damage; 4. River types in relation to vegetation; 5. Pollution altering chemical quality; 6. Assessing the effect of pollution and other interferences using vegetation (macrophytes); 7. River structure for larger animals; 8. Development: enhancement, improvement and geomorphology; 9. Law, planning and costs; Part II. THE CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT: 10. Historic and recent; 11. Archaeological; 12. Survey methods and recording.

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