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Large Rivers: Geomorphology and Management

Large Rivers: Geomorphology and Management

Avijit Gupta

ISBN: 978-1-119-41265-6

Jan 2020, Wiley-Blackwell

800 pages

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First edition blurb:


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


What’s new in the Second Edition?


  • All chapters fully revised and updated
  • 3 new chapters on the Ganga, Arctic rivers, and the effect of climate change on large rivers