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Taming the flood

Jeremy Purseglove

Taming the flood

rivers, wetlands and the centuries-old battle against flooding

by Jeremy Purseglove

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  • 22 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Flood control,
  • Drainage

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJeremy Purseglove
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH545.F55 P87 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination400 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages400
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27236332M
    ISBN 100008132216
    ISBN 109780008132217
    OCLC/WorldCa920718035

    Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # X   Taming the Flood by Jeremy Purseglove. Aug Janet Richardson Features. Flood-relief channels have been introduced over the years, and there is a current scheme for the River Thames in Oxfordshire as a means of preventing the serious flooding experienced there in the past few years. This is a book very enjoyably written.

    Get this from a library! Taming the flood: rivers, wetlands and the centuries-old battle against flooding. [Jeremy Purseglove] -- "In the Somerset Levels suffered from the worst flooding in over twenty years. Inevitably the residents asked for more drainage, more dredging and more money. Flooding in the area has been an. Get this from a library! Taming the flood: a history and natural history of rivers and wetlands. [Jeremy Purseglove; Channel Four (Great Britain)].

    The rise and fall of the water level in a river is called the flood wave. Its highest point, or crest, travels progressively downstream. In the upstream portions of a river the flood crest passes quickly. Further downstream the greater volume of water causes slower passage of the . Taming the Flood challenged existing ideas and raised controversial questions, leading to the more balanced and holistic approach to flood control we have today. Nearly 30 years on, Purseglove explains why he has published a revised edition of his pivotal book, .


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