£47.50
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Geomorphic Analysis of Ri... has been added to your Basket
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Geomorphic Analysis of River Systems: An Approach to Reading the Landscape Paperback – 16 Nov 2012

4.4 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£47.50
£35.21 £52.22
£47.50 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (16 Nov. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405192747
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405192743
  • Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 2 x 27.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,257,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product Description

Review

“Recommended readings for each chapter complement the bibliography and enhance the book′s overall value. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper–division undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals/practitioners.”  (Choice, 1 August 2013)

 

From the Back Cover

‘Reading  the landscape’ entails making sense of what a riverscape looks like, how it works, how it has evolved over time, and how alterations to one part of a catchment may have secondary consequences elsewhere, over different timeframes. These place–based field analyses are framed within their topographic, climatic and environmental context. Issues and principles presented in the first part of this book provide foundational understandings that underpin the approach to reading the landscape that is presented in the second half of the book. In reading the landscape, detective–style investigations and interpretations are tied to theoretical and conceptual principles to generate catchment–specific analyses of river character, behaviour and evolution, including responses to human disturbance. 

This book has been constructed as an introductory text on river landscapes, providing a bridge and/or companion to quantitatively–framed or modelled approaches to landscape analysis that are addressed elsewhere. Key principles outlined in the book emphasise the importance of complexity, contingency and emergence in interpreting the character, behaviour and evolution of any given system.

The target audience is second and third year undergraduate students in geomorphology, hydrology, earth science and environmental science, as well as river practitioners who use geomorphic understandings to guide scientific and/or management applications.

The primary focus of Kirstie and Gary’s research and teaching entails the use of geomorphic principles as a tool with which to develop coherent scientific understandings of river systems, and the application of these understandings in management practice. Kirstie and Gary are co–developers of the River Styles® Framework and Short Course that is widely used in river management, decision–making and training.

See all Product Description

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By Dr. Paul Ell HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Dec. 2013
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
This is a standard (but not in a negative sense) undergraduate Year 2 perhaps 3 in fluvial geomorphology. As such all relevant topics are covered in a readable and approachable style. Major ecosystems are covered with good empirical data. I like the placement of fluvial systems in the environment, possibly a new element of focus for undergraduate reading. The literature review is also well done. Overall a competent work.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
`Reading the landscape' entails making sense of what a riverscape looks like, how it works, how it has evolved over time, and how alterations to one part of a catchment may have secondary consequences elsewhere, over different timeframes. These place-based field analyses are framed within their topographic, climatic and environmental context. Issues and principles presented in the first part of this book provide foundational understandings that underpin the approach to reading the landscape that is presented in the second half of the book. In reading the landscape, detective-style investigations and interpretations are tied to theoretical and conceptual principles to generate catchment-specific analyses of river character, behaviour and evolution, including responses to human disturbance.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I got this book along with another from the same publisher hoping to study some geography. both go to much depth although i felt with this book that although it does go to advanced levels their was still a lot i could grasp from this book, unlike the other, and so i could enjoy my read, the diagrams do help a lot and are nicely illustrated complimenting the text. its pretty surprising considering this book recommends this for 2nd or 3rd year undergraduates, its a great read for me I like to dabble in everything and its my first in geography to this level and ill enjoy finishing it.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
As a novice geographer I found this daunting (in parts) but worth the effort to struggle through. The illustrations are impressive, although the general layout is a bit rough in places. This book is of course about the most powerful force for landscape change; water (well, volcanoes would come first I suppose). River systems of all types are examined with various viewpoints and methods. You get a good sense of geologic timescales, as well as the inevitable erosive power of gravity and water. I can't comment on it's academic value, buit as a layman I found it very informative.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
This was a book I thoroughly enjoyed, as I expected it to be very heavy on the academic and scientific side so I was pleasantly surprised that myself, someone with no knowledge on this area, could get to grips with it so easy.

The illustration is great, and the content is on the most part very easy to follow.

I would suggest this is more aimed at a beginner rather than someone who already possesses a decent amount of knowledge.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Margaret7 TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 Nov. 2013
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
It's been a long time since school, but I have never lost my enthusiasm for the earth sciences. The world is the most amazing and wonderful place and it is always exciting to learn new things about 'how it works'.

This fascinating book opens up the secrets of our watery landscape, showing us how it formed and explaining how it can and will change with the passage of time. Wonderful stuff. Recommended.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Chances are if you are reading this review you know something or you want to know something about rivers. This is a textbook which is probably aimed at undergraduate students as an introductory test to river environments. However, it is well written so people with no background in geography will be able to understand it. I think it is a really useful book and will help with physical geographers and those with an interest in hydrology. I particularly liked the chapter on human impacts on the environment which focussed on both direct and indirect impacts on the river environment, particularly land use change.

The book is black and white which does not affect most of the diagrams but there are some photographs which would have been better in colour. However, I wouldn't say this is a significant issue and overall the diagrams are nice and easy to understand. They really add to the book and make difficult concepts easier to understand.

The phrase "Don't judge a book by it's cover" is true for this book as it is certainly no beauty! However the contents are excellent. The authors are well qualified to discuss the subject and they do so with style. There are 15 chapters which are also further divided into subheadings. Each chapter is also summarised with some key messages in bullet point format which helps to reinforce the important topics.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Book Critic TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 5 Feb. 2014
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
The geomorphology of river systems is a subject that - it has to be admitted, even to someone as genuinely interested as I - can be a tad dry (pun intended!).I have a degree in geology and geomorphology that I have never used, but I am still deeply interested in the subject. The history of landscapes has the power to fascinate me, more and more, it seems, as I grow older and the distance between my life and my degree grows by decades, and I was suddenly moved to pick up a book on the subject and re-acquaint myself with current thinking. I'm glad I chose this one, because it was a terrific read. This book is never going to be general reading, at least, not for many people, but if you're studying the subject or have a lay-person's interest, I can't recommend this volume highly enough. Kirstie Fryirs has written an unusually comprehensive study of river systems that is beautifully written, excitingly so at times; just remarkably readable. I'd recommend this to anyone who cares about the subject.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Feedback