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Book review: Environmental flows: A definitive guide

April 16, 2013

It is no secret that rivers have become one of our most important and imperiled resources around the globe. Guidance on how to manage rivers is urgently needed. Thankfully, a new book written by Dr. Angela Arthington: “Environmental Flows: Saving Rivers in the Third Millennium” takes a detailed look at rivers and how we can understand, manage, and restore them. This book is a very broad and comprehensive overview, organized into a series of 22 relatively concise chapters, beginning with an overview of the value of rivers and their current state of imperilment. This chapter sets the stage for understanding the range and magnitude of the challenges we face in saving rivers. For the purposes of this review, I partitioned my discussion of the book into several sections comprising a series of chapters that I felt addressed major themes related to environmental flows.

Review info: Environmental flows: Saving rivers in the third millennium. By Arthington, Angela H., 2012.  ISBN 978-0520953451, 424 pp.

Publication Year 2014
Title Book review: Environmental flows: A definitive guide
DOI 10.1007/s10641-013-0134-6
Authors Jason B. Dunham
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Environmental Biology of Fishes
Index ID 70045280
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center