The New Rivers Wildlife Handbook

Author: Diana Ward
Publisher:
ISBN: CORNELL:31924073857439
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Ecology

This handbook describes the wildlife that depends on rivers, from plants to mammals, birds and fish and explains how to manage habitat for wildlife. It is divided into three sections: river processes and biology, survey methods and management practices to benefit wildlife. These are supplemented by a variety of appropriate case studies. The book aims to answer the questions of river engineers and conservation managers, in relation to rivers and wildlife.

Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering Fifth Edition

Author: Andrew Chadwick
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780415672450
Release Date: 2013-02-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Now in its fifth edition, Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering combines thorough coverage of the basic principles of civil engineering hydraulics with wide-ranging treatment of practical, real-world applications. This classic text is carefully structured into two parts to address principles before moving on to more advanced topics. The first part focuses on fundamentals, including hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, pipe and open channel flow, wave theory, physical modeling, hydrology, and sediment transport. The second part illustrates the engineering applications of these fundamental principles to pipeline system design; hydraulic structures; and river, canal, and coastal engineering—including up-to-date environmental implications. A chapter on computational hydraulics demonstrates the application of computational simulation techniques to modern design in a variety of contexts. What’s New in This Edition Substantive revisions of the chapters on hydraulic machines, flood hydrology, and computational modeling New material added to the chapters on hydrostatics, principles of fluid flow, behavior of real fluids, open channel flow, pressure surge in pipelines, wave theory, sediment transport, river engineering, and coastal engineering The latest recommendations on climate change predictions, impacts, and adaptation measures Updated references Hydraulics in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Fifth Edition is an essential resource for students and practitioners of civil, environmental, and public health engineering and associated disciplines. It is comprehensive, fully illustrated, and contains many worked examples. Spreadsheets and useful links to other web pages are available on an accompanying website, and a solutions manual is available to lecturers.

Handbook of Biodiversity Methods

Author: David Hill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521823684
Release Date: 2005-08-04
Genre: Nature

This Handbook, first published in 2005, provides standard procedures for planning and conducting a survey of any species or habitat and for evaluating the data.

Urban Rivers

Author: Geoffrey E. Petts
Publisher: IWA Publishing
ISBN: 1900222221
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Science

This book provides an illustrated overview of the

Land Water and Development

Author: Malcolm Newson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134732302
Release Date: 2002-09-11
Genre: Science

This is a fully revised and expanded second edition of Malcolm Newson's acclaimed book. Exploring in greater depth the meaning of sustainability in river basin development this new edition: * highlights the rapid evolution of practical concepts since the Rio Earth Summit * features new illustrations and case studies from Australia, South Africa and Israel * makes the ecosystem model more explicit throughout * strengthens coverage of the linkages between land and water management.

Code of Practice for the Introduction of Biological and Landscape Diversity Considerations Into the Transport Sector

Author: Catherine J. Bickmore
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287151155
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Science

The Pan-European Biological and Landscape Strategy (1996) aims to halt the degradation of landscape and biological diversity across the European region. Action Theme 2 of the Strategy relates to the integration of landscape and biological diversity into other sectors including transport. This Code of Practice contributes to this progress. The Code relates to linear transport systems, comprising roads, railways and inland navigation along waterways, such as canals and rivers. It aims to assist elected representatives, decision makers, and practitioners as well as nature conservation bodies in the understanding of the main issues and solutions associated with the planning, design and use of linear transportation networks i.e. roads, railways and inland navigation channels, in relation to the landscape and biological diversity. Other modes of transport are outside the scope of this CodeThe Code sets a political and social framework and proposes policy options for the development of new, and the maintenance of existing linear transport systems in relation to biological and landscape diversity. By building on examples, the Code has developed a series of Practice Pointers.

RSPB Nature Tracker s Handbook

Author: Nick Baker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472932556
Release Date: 2015-12-10
Genre: Nature

Every animal leaves some kind of trace as it passes and the art of tracking is very much like learning to read. If you learn to read the signs left by footprints, leftover food, droppings and scrapes in the earth you will soon be able to tell the story of an animal's life, packed with fascinating details and hidden meanings This new book shows readers how to find and interpret the evidence that animals leave behind, from a footprint, a bent blade of grass, a soil disturbance or a chewed nut or leaf. Combined with other signs, tracks and trails they will soon be able to build a profile of a huge range of creatures. Readers will not only learn the difference between a poo and a pellet; but will be able to spot the differences between pellets regurgitated by a variety of bird species. Written by popular nature presenter, Nick Baker, and beautifully designed and illustrated, the book is a brand new approach to the curious science of nature tracking.

RSPB Handbook of Scottish Birds

Author: Peter Holden
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472927293
Release Date: 2016-07-07
Genre: Nature

This is a fully updated second edition of 2009's well reviewed RSPB Handbook of Scottish Birds detailing Scotland's rich birdlife. Over 250 species are covered in detail with one page per species, including Gaelic names newly added for this edition. The detailed distribution maps have been fully updated and show when birds are breeding, wintering or on migration. More than a thousand superb colour illustrations by some of the world's leading bird artists have been integrated into the text for easy reference at home or in the field. Each detailed species account includes information on identification, voice, habits, habitat, food, breeding ecology, seasonal movements, population and conservation.

Birds

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: CORNELL:31924094817503
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Birds


RSPB British Naturefinder

Author: Marianne Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472951267
Release Date: 2018-08-23
Genre: Nature

Most wildlife books are designed to help you identify the animals you have seen. This book is different. In this new, user-friendly guide one British species is highlighted per page, and each account explains in accessible text how to find it, where to find it and how to ensure you have the most rewarding wildlife-watching experiences. Within the 'How to Find' section, author Marianne Taylor explains the best time to look for each species, its preferred habitat, and offers tips to help make your search easier or more productive. In 'Watching Tips' she advises on how to get the most from your encounter, how to observe the species at length and with luck witness its most fascinating behaviour. A colour panel indicates each species' geographical distribution on a map, including 'Super Sites' where the species is particularly abundant or regular. A calendar shows when each species is present or active in the UK to help you plan your visits to nature reserves. Colour photos serve as a reminder of each species' key identification features. In total, RSPB British Naturefinder features nearly 300 species, and it includes all British mammals, reptiles and amphibians, along with a carefully chosen selection of other British animals of interest, such as butterflies, moths, dragonflies, spiders and fishes.

River Restoration

Author: Stephen Darby
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: 047086706X
Release Date: 2008-03-24
Genre: Science

"This text will be an invaluable reference for professionals working as hydrologists, geomorphologists, hydraulic engineers and groundwater agencies. The book will also be of interest for undergraduate and postgraduate students taking relevant courses within Geography, Environmental Science and Civil Engineering."--BOOK JACKET.