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Finding the Voice of the River

Beyond Restoration and Management

Authors: Brierley, Gary

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  • Provides accessible guidance on how to manage our rivers more effectively
  • Presents a hopeful, optimistic, future focus for river science and management
  • Emphasizes the importance of societal relations to rivers as the basis for management applications
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About this book

This book addresses societal relationships to river systems, highlighting many unexplored possibilities in how we know and manage our rivers. 

Brierley contends that although we have good scientific understanding of rivers, with remarkable prospect for profound improvements to river condition, management applications greatly under-deliver. He conceptualizes approaches to river repair in two very different ways: Medean (competitive) and Gaian (cooperative). Rather than ‘managing’ rivers to achieve particular anthropogenic goals (the former option), this book adopts a more-than-human approach to ‘living with living rivers’ (the latter option), applying a river rights framework that conceptualizes rivers as sentient entities.

Chapters build on significant experience across many parts of the world, emphasizing the diverse array of river attributes and relationships to be protected and the wide range of problems to be addressed. Although the book has an environmental focus, it is framed as an argument in popular philosophy, contemplating the agency of rivers as place-beings. It will be of great value to academics, students and general readers interested in protecting river systems.


About the authors

Gary J. Brierley is Professor and Chair of Physical Geography in the School of Environment at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is co-developer of the River Styles Framework (Brierley and Fryirs, 2005). He has published around 200 international journal articles and book chapters, co-edited books on landscapes and ecosystems of the Upper Yellow River and River Futures and co-wrote a textbook entitled Geomorphic Analysis of River Systems (Fryirs & Brierley, 2012).

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

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eBook 42,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-27068-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-27067-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Finding the Voice of the River
Book Subtitle
Beyond Restoration and Management
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27068-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27068-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27067-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 179
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