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.
W A Mitchell, University of Durham, Geoscientist, January 2004 <!--end-->
"...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
- Presents a process-based approach, which is relevant to modern curricula.
- Discusses methods of studying rivers and floodplains and their deposits.
- Provides many detailed examples throughout the text.
- Emphasises the basic principles of this subject.
- As the first synthesis of this entire field, it will be a must-have for all students studying modern or ancient fluvial environments.
- Teachers, researchers and practising professionals will find this an invaluable reference tool.
Rivers and Floodplains will also be of interest to geologists, geographers and engineers.