Fluvial Forms and Processes A New Perspective

ISBN-10: 0340663138
ISBN-13: 9780340663134
Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)
Authors: David Knighton
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Book details

List price: $52.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

David Knighton's best-selling book looks at the wide range of forms developed by natural rivers and the processes responsible for that development. The book combines empirical and theoretical approaches, and provides a critical assessment of the many schools of thought which have emerged for dealing with adjustment in the fluvial system. It is fully illustrated throughout by a superb range of figures, photographs and tables. Starting with the network scale, the book examines the interaction of hillslopes, drainage networks and channels, and goes on to considerations of catchment hydrology and catchment denudation. Fluvial processes are analysed in detail, from the mechanics of flow to sediment transport and deposition. Detailing the major components of river channels, the book examines the nature of river adjustment, particularly with respect to equilibrium concepts, and concludes with a look at channel changes through time, affected by flood discharges, climatic change and human activities.

David Knighton, M.D., (Minneapolis, MN) founded the Wound Healing and Limb Salvage Clinic at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. He also developed a medically holisticapproach to helping people with nonhealing wounds to heal. Dr. Knighton founded Curative Technologies, a medical technology and service company whose products stimulate healing in previously nonhealing wounds and whose wound-care centers serve people in several countries.

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Acknowledgements
Introduction
Drainage networks
Catchment processes
Fluvial processes
Adjustment of channel form
Channel changes through time
References
Index

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