Large Rivers: Geomorphology and Management

Large Rivers: Geomorphology and Management

Editor(s): Avijit Gupta

Published Online: 13 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9780470849873

Online ISBN: 9780470723722

DOI: 10.1002/9780470723722

About this Book

Large Rivers: Geomorphology and Management explores an important topic in geomorphology and sedimentology: the form and function of major rivers. Our knowledge of the big rivers of the world is limited. It is currently difficult to recognise large rivers of the past from relict sedimentary deposits or to structure management policies for long international rivers. 

This exciting book brings together a set of papers on large rivers of the world, as a unique introduction to a demanding subject. The book includes thirty chapters and is organised into three sections. The first part is on the environmental requirements for creating and maintaining a major river system. The second is a collection of case studies on 14 large rivers from different continents, covering a range of physical environments. The third section includes chapters on the measurement and management of large rivers. 

  • First book to offer in a single volume state-of-the-art knowledge on management and geomorphology of large rivers of the world
  • A pioneering study, pushing the boundaries of our knowledge related to big rivers
  • Includes comprehensive case studies covering the major large rivers of the world including Amazon, Mississippi, Nile, Congo, Indus, and Mekong
  • Written by a leading team of distinguished, international contributors

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Background

  2. Part II: Case Studies

    1. Chapter 13

      The Nile: Evolution, Quaternary River Environments and Material Fluxes (pages 261–292)

      Jamie C. Woodward, Mark G. Macklin, Michael D. Krom and Martin A. J. Williams

    2. Chapter 15

      The Zambezi River (pages 311–332)

      Andy E. Moore, Fenton P. D. (woody) Cotterill, Mike P. L. Main and Hugh B. Williams

    3. Chapter 16

      The Geographic, Geological and Oceanographic Setting of the Indus River (pages 333–346)

      Asif Inam, Peter D. Clift, Liviu Giosan, Ali Rashid Tabrez, Muhammad Tahir, Muhammad Moazam Rabbani and Muhammad Danish

    4. Chapter 19

      The Brahmaputra-Jamuna River, Bangladesh (pages 395–433)

      James L. Best, Philip J. Ashworth, Maminul H. Sarker and Julie E. Roden

  3. Part III: Measurement and Management

    1. Chapter 23

      Patterns and Controls on Historical Channel Change in the Willamette River, Oregon, USA (pages 491–516)

      Jennifer Rose Wallick, Gordon E. Grant, Stephen T. Lancaster, John P. Bolte and Roger P. Denlinger

    2. Chapter 26

      Channel Geometry Analysis Technique for the Lower Mississippi River (pages 553–570)

      Philip J. Soar, Colin R. Thorne, Oliver P. Harmar, David S. Biedenharn and C. Fred Pinkard

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