Rivers of Europe

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Academic Press, Jan 31, 2009 - Science - 728 pages
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Based on the bestselling book, Rivers of North America, this new guide stands as the only primary source of complete and comparative baseline data on the biological and hydrological characteristics of more than 180 of the highest profile rivers in Europe. With numerous full-color photographs and maps, this book includes conservation information on current patterns of river use and the extent to which human society has exploited and impacted them. Rivers of Europe provides the information ecologists and conservation managers need to better assess their management and meet the EU legislative good governance targets.

* Coverage on more than 180 European rivers
* Summarizes biological, ecological and biodiversity characteristics
* Provides conservation managers with information to resolve conflicts between recreational use of rivers, their use as a water supply, and the need to conserve natural habitats
* Data on river hydrology (maximum , minimum and average flow rates), seasonal variation in water flow
* Numerous full-color photographs
* Information on the underlying geology and its affect on river behaviour
  

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Contents

Foreword
Preface and Acknowledgements
Chapter 1 Introduction to European Rivers
Chapter 2 Volga River Basin
Chapter 3 The Danube River Basin
Chapter 4 The Iberian Rivers
Chapter 5 Continental Atlantic Rivers
Chapter 6 The Rhine River Basin
Contents
List of Contributors
Foreword
Preface and Acknowledgements
Chapter 1 Introduction to European Rivers
Chapter 2 Volga River Basin
Chapter 3 The Danube River Basin
Chapter 4 The Iberian Rivers

Chapter 7 The Rhône River Basin
Chapter 8 The Fennoscandian Shield
Chapter 9 Arctic Rivers
Chapter 10 British and Irish Rivers
Chapter 11 Rivers of the Balkans
Chapter 12 The Italian Rivers
Chapter 13 Western Steppic Rivers
Chapter 14 Rivers of the Central European Highlands and Plains
Chapter 15 Rivers of the Boreal Uplands
Chapter 16 Baltic and Eastern Continental Rivers
Chapter 17 Rivers of Turkey
Chapter 18 Ural River Basin
A Personal Perspectives
Index
Front Cover
Rivers of Europe
Chapter 5 Continental Atlantic Rivers
Chapter 6 The Rhine River Basin
Chapter 7 The Rhône River Basin
Chapter 8 The Fennoscandian Shield
Chapter 9 Arctic Rivers
Chapter 10 British and Irish Rivers
Chapter 11 Rivers of the Balkans
Chapter 12 The Italian Rivers
Chapter 13 Western Steppic Rivers
Chapter 14 Rivers of the Central European Highlands and Plains
Chapter 15 Rivers of the Boreal Uplands
Chapter 16 Baltic and Eastern Continental Rivers
Chapter 17 Rivers of Turkey
Chapter 18 Ural River Basin
A Personal Perspectives
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