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River Variability and Complexity

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ISBN-10: 052104099X

ISBN-13: 9780521040990

Edition: 2007

Authors: Stanley A. Schumm

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List price: $84.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 236
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Dr Schumm is an internationally recognised geormorphologist and author of several books, including the prize-winning The Fluvial System.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Background
Introduction
Types of rivers
Non-regime channels
Upstream Controls
History
Tectonics and relief
Lithology
Climate: hydrology
Humans
Fixed Local Controls
Bedrock: alluvium
Tributaries
Active tectonics
Valley morphology
Variable Local Controls
Floods
Vegetation
Accidents
Downstream Controls
Base-level
Length
Rivers and Humans
Applications
Some unintended consequences
River impact on ancient civilisations: a hypothesis
References
Index