Particular emphasis is placed on how an understanding of the nature of modern rivers and floodplains is required before any problems concerning rivers and floodplains, past or present, can be addressed rationally.
Rivers and Floodplains is designed as a core text for senior undergraduate and graduate students studying modern or ancient fluvial environments, particularly in earth sciences, environmental sciences, and physical geography, but also in civil and agricultural engineering. College teachers, researchers, and practising professionals will also find the book an invaluable reference.
2. Overview of River Systems.
3. Fundamentals of Water Flow.
4. Fundamentals of Sediment Transport.
5. Bed forms and Sedimentary Structures.
6. Alluvial Channels and Bars.
8. Along–valley Variations in Channels and Floodplains.
9. Channel–belt movements across floodplains.
10. Long–term, Large–scale Evolution of Fluvial Systems.
11. Fossils in Fluvial Deposits.
Appendix 1. Methods of Measuring Bed Topography, Water flow, Sediment Transport, Erosion and Deposition in Rivers.
Appendix 2. Methods of Describing and Interpreting Sedimentary Strata.
"...an excellent reference volume for anyone working on present day or ancient river material..."The Open University Geological Society Journal, May 2004
"...a first–class resource for both researchers and interested graduate students in geology and geography."Journal of Quaternary Science, September 2004
"...the material is very well presented, extremely well illustrated and very well suited to the intended audience. What the text does so well is a comprehensive integration of gemorphologic and engineering approaches...This text should be a must for all itnerested in multi–disciplinary analyses of rivers, and fluvial deposits."Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, August 2005
"...this book represents a significant and distinctive contribution to the specialist literature on sedimentology, river form and process in modern and ancient rivers. It will aid the interpretation of sediments in the context of river and floodplain development for the advanced student and academic."The Holocene, June 2006