Book review: Environmental flows: A definitive guide

Environmental Biology of Fishes



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 Millenium” 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.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Book review: Environmental flows: A definitive guide
Series title Environmental Biology of Fishes
DOI 10.1007/s10641-013-0134-6
Volume 97
Issue 2
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
Publisher location Dordrecht, Netherlands
Contributing office(s) Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Description 2 p.
First page 223
Last page 224
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N