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We have compiled the list of Best Reference Books on River Engineering subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of best books on River Engineering along with reviews.

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List of River Engineering Books with author’s names, publishers, and an unbiased review as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books.

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1. Engineering of Rivers

1. “River Engineering” by K D Gupta

“River Engineering” Book Review: This book is designed for civil engineering students. This book covers river ethics. This book is written in student friendly language. This book explains theoretical concepts and advanced practical knowledge.

2. “Engineering and Design: River Hydraulics (Engineer Manual 1110-2-1416)” by US Army Corps of Engineers

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“Engineering and Design: River Hydraulics(Engineer Manual 1110-2-1416)” Book Review: This book explains the techniques and procedures used to investigate and resolve river engineering. It also guides for the selection of appropriate methods. This book provides methods for obtaining data and important computations. It also deals with the components of various types of studies. It addresses various issues of the work. Data requirements are fulfilled. It helps to choose the right method for a particular study. Previous experiences of problems occurred are given. It helps in better planning. Methods of planning, performing and data obtaining are explained.
3. “Practical River And Canal Engineering” by Robert Royal Minikin
4. “Prehistoric River Saraswati, Western India: Geological Appraisal and Social Aspects (Society of Earth Scientists Series)” by K S Valdiya

“Prehistoric River Saraswati, Western India: Geological Appraisal and Social Aspects (Society of Earth Scientists Series)” Book Review: This book depicts the himalayan born river saraswati. This book is written in simple language. It explains the events that caused the robing of the saraswati of its water and the end of great culture. This book explains how river saraswati disappeared and how harappan civilization vanished.

5. “River Engineering: Structures and Coastal Defence Works Pt. 2” by T W Brandon
6. “River and Channel Revetments: A Design Manual (HR Wallingford Titles)” by Manuela Escarameia

“River and Channel Revetments: A Design Manual (HR Wallingford Titles)” Book Review: This book provides information on the types of revetment available and provides guidance on the choice and design of these systems. This book has more photographs, flowcharts and diagrams that allows engineers to choose the best type of revetment and most cost effective design.

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7. “Advances in Water Resources Management (Handbook of Environmental Engineering)” by Lawrence K Wang and Chih Ted Yang

“Advances in Water Resources Management (Handbook of Environmental Engineering)” Book Review: This book covers entire environmental fields. This book covers air and noise pollution control, solid waste processing and recovery and physicochemical treatment processes. This book also explains about biological treatment processes, biotechnology, biosolids management, flotation technology and membrane technology.

8. “Perspectives on Environmental Management and Technology in Asian River Basins (SpringerBriefs in Geography)” by David Higgitt

“Perspectives on Environmental Management and Technology in Asian River Basins(SpringerBriefs in Geography)” Book Review: This book explains environmental change development for water management, river health and hazard awareness. This book covers water governance in the mekong basin, hybrid adoption of water resource technologies in india, determination of sediment dynamics in java and ecological conservation imperatives in the headwaters of the yellow, yangtze and mekong river in the western china.

9. “River Morphology: A Guide for Geoscientists and Engineers (Springer Series in Physical Environment)” by Joachim Mangelsdorf and Karl Scheurmann

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“River Morphology: A Guide for Geoscientists and Engineers (Springer Series in Physical Environment)” Book Review: This book explains interaction between flowing waters in rivers and their environment. This book also deals with basic flow parameters, the geometry, classification and historic development of rivers.

10. “Dryland Rivers: Hydrology and Geomorphology of Semi–arid Channels” by L J Bull and M J Kirkby

“Dryland Rivers: Hydrology and Geomorphology of Semi-arid Channels” Book Review: This book discusses dryland channel networks and processes. This book covers mediterranean region, comparisons to other dryland regimes. This book has a historical framework for research. This book has examples of current studies and contemporary modelling approaches.


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2. River Engineering

1. “River Engineering” by K D Gupta

“River Engineering” Book Review: This book is for Civil Engineering students studying river behavior. It provides an in-depth understanding of river behavior. It includes river ethics. UPTU curriculum for ECE-062 Civil Engineering unit course is given. This book is written in simplified English. This is an introductory book. Theory and practical parts both have been analysed.

2. “Applied Fluvial Geomorphology for River Engineering and Management” by Malcolm D Newson and Richard D Hey

“Applied Fluvial Geomorphology for River Engineering and Management” Book Review: This book is for river engineers and managers.This book can be used by teachers for teaching. It can be used at both under- and postgraduate. It can be used by civil engineering, and environmental management students. Geomorphology needs documents and maps. These data include the current logical and historical views. Process studies have also been included. Mechanisms controlling river morphology are given. Methods and techniques of data collection are included. Case studies are given for explanatory reasons. Applied fluvial geomorphology is described.

3. “The Principles and Practice of Canal and River Engineering (Classic Reprint)” by Professor David Stevenson

“The Principles and Practice of Canal and River Engineering (Classic Reprint)” Book Review: Description of early history of Barge Canals is given in the first two chapters. Construction features and sea-borne vessels are next. This is divided into three classes. They are the Caledonian, the Amsterdam, and the Suez Canals. Important historical work is reproduced in this book. Original format is preserved. Imperfections of the previous versions are corrected.

4. “Swiss Competences in River Engineering and Restoration” by Anton J Schleiss and Jürg Speerli

“Swiss Competences in River Engineering and Restoration” Book Review: This book is inspired by an annual symposium. It is conducted by Swiss Commission for Flood Protection (KOHS) of the Swiss Association for Water Management (SWV). The object of the book is development of flood protection and river restoration projects.

7. “Traffic and Performance Engineering for Heterogeneous Networks (River Publishers Series in Information Science and Technology)” by Demetres D Kouvatsos

“Traffic and Performance Engineering for Heterogeneous Networks (River Publishers Series in Information Science and Technology)” Book Review: This book describes the latest developments of the subject. The subject of the book is from a diverse field. Traffic engineering, performance evaluation studies and tools worldwide are discussed. Traffic Modelling and Characterisation is described in the book. Queueing and Interconnection Networks are also included. It also performs Performance Evaluation Studies and TCP Performance Analysis. Congestion Control and Application Layer Multicast is included. Numerical and Software Tools are also studied. The book has extended research papers. This book can be used by teachers, students and researchers alike.

5. “River and Lake Ice Engineering” by George D Ashton

“River and Lake Ice Engineering” Book Review: This is an introductory book on the subject. It has general principles of the subject. Applications are also included. The problems described in the book can be applied to sea ice. This book can be used by engineers, consultants and students alike.

6. “Incised River Channels: Processes, Forms, Engineering, and Management” by Stephen Darby and Andrew Simon

“Incised River Channels: Processes, Forms, Engineering, and Management” Book Review: The aim of the book is to describe processes of the technique. Mechanisms of channel adjustment and evolution are given. Sustainable river management and engineering is described. University and government scientists, researchers and practitioners have contributed. This book is divided in three sections. Nature and significance of incised channels is described. Processes, mitigation and management is also taken up. Fundamental principles are illustrated using case studies. This book can be used by academics and advanced level students. They include students of fluvial geomorphology and/or river engineering.

7. “Fluvial Process in River Engineering” by Howard H Chang

“Fluvial Process in River Engineering” Book Review: The book is a study of analytical methods of the subject. Environmental and human-made changes are explained from an engineering point of view. This book can be used by professionals of the field. It can also be used to study river sedimentation. Flood control, bridge design, irrigation and waterways are explained. Ways of solving erosion and sedimentation problems are described. Descriptions are empirical. Hydraulic design of channels, bridges, and related structures are described. Mathematical techniques of regulating river channel changes are described. Analysis and design for river projects is described by use of computers. Examples are given for understanding.


3. River Mechanics and Control Structures

1. “River Mechanics” by M Selim Yalin

“River Mechanics” Book Review: The foundation of the book is theoretical and experimental. It is a cross-disciplinary approach. Ideas are combined with available data. This book is based on the latest developments.

2. “River Mechanics” by H W Shen
3. “Sediment Transport-Theory and Practice” by C T Yang

Book Review: The book is written taking into consideration various aspects such as engineering and consulting experience. The book provides in-depth information about sediment transport theory and its applications to solve various problems related to environment engineering and river engineering. The book also provides systematic analysis of transport theories and compares them keeping in mind the force and power approaches thereby providing detailed developments and techniques made in the field of research and engineering. There are numerous examples in the book which deal with the application of critical information on river sedimentation.

4. “Open Channel Flow” by F M Henderson
5. “Fluvial Processes in River Engineering” by H H Chang

Book Review: This book provides in-depth information about the advancements in the fields of alluvial channel design, river morphology and mathematical simulation of river channel changes. It also provides detailed analysis of river morphology and the responses made to the environmental changes. This book is very useful for people working in the fields of flood control, bridge design, irrigation and waterways. The book also serves as a river sedimentation textbook for students. The book provides analytical and empirical methods for solving problems related to soil erosion, sedimentation, design of bridges and channels. Mathematical derivations are also provided for river channel simulation and river project design.

6. “Sediment Transport Technology” by D B Simons and F Senturk

Book Review: The book presents applicable knowledge of hydrology, hydraulics, geomorphology and various theories and concepts of sediment transport technology. The book also provides discussion on advantages and disadvantages of all the mathematical models that provide theoretical experience related information. The book also contains terminology, summary and problems for every chapter in the book. The book also provides empirical methods and solutions for issues related to sediment transport technology.

7. “River Mechanics” by Pierre Y Julien

“River Mechanics” Book Review: The book presents both theoretical as well as practical aspects of river mechanics. The chapters of this book majorly covers river basins, steady flow in rivers, unsteady flow in rivers, river equilibrium, river dynamics, river stabilization, river engineering, physical river models, mathematical river models, and river estuaries. The book features many methods to reduce flood impact and bank erosion along with the techniques for improvement of navigation and increase in water supply to cities and irrigation canals. It contains several exercises for self-study and self-assessment of the students. To give better practical knowledge and relatable content to the readers many case studies are included in this book.

8. “Osmotic Flows and Their Application to Energy Conversion” by Ari Seppl and Seppala Ari
9. “Hydrodynamics and Water Quality: Modeling Rivers, Lakes, and Estuaries” by Zhen-Gang Ji

“Hydrodynamics and Water Quality: Modeling Rivers, Lakes, and Estuaries” Book Review: The book is an excellent blend of theoretical, practical, as well as mathematical aspects of environmental and water resources management. The topics like hydrodynamics, sediment processes, toxic fate and transport, water quality and eutrophication in rivers, lakes, estuaries, and coastal waters are discussed in detail. The chapters of this book contain a description of mathematical modeling and applications of hydrodynamics. The book also contains a CD-ROM including a modeling package and electronic files of numerical models, case studies, and model results. It will be an asset for the graduate students and professionals related to hydrodynamics and water quality. This book helps to get up to date knowledge of the subject. The way of description is mathematical. Hydrodynamics are discussed. sediment processes, toxic fate and transport are also included. Water quality and eutrophication in rivers, lakes, estuaries, and coastal waters is described.
10. “RIVER PROCESSES: An introduction to fluvial dynamics (Arnold Publication)” by Andre Robert

“River Processes: An introduction to fluvial dynamics (Arnold Publication)” Book Review: The book is an updated and revised piece of writing featuring latest information on physical processes in alluvial channels and interactions in flow-bed-sediment transport. The fundamental principles and key concepts of water flow are mentioned in this text. The chapters of this book contain detailed description of all the major topics lying under fluvial processes, fluvial sediment, bedforms, flow and sediment dynamics, river channels, aquatic habitats, and hyporheic zone. The content of this book is supported by several drawings, figures, and photographs. The book will be useful for the undergraduate students related to physical geography, earth sciences, environmental sciences, and ecology.

11. “Impact of Control Structures on Rivers” by Sherine Ahmed El Baradei and Emad Hamdy Imam

“Impact of Control Structures on Rivers” Book Review: The book deals with the impact of water-level control structures on the self-absorptive capacity and ecosystem of rivers. The chapters of this book introduce various mathematical models to replicate the hydraulics, water quality, pollution transport in the river, temperature regime and fish habitat. It also presents negative impacts of water level control structures on upstream self-assimilative capacity of the rivers along with the positive impacts on the DO concentrations in the downstream self-assimilative capacity of the rivers. The book will be beneficial for the students, professionals, and researchers related to the field of hydraulics, water quality, and water environment.

12. “Hydraulics of Dams and River Structures: Proceedings of the International Conference, Tehran, Iran, 26-28 April 2004” by Farhad Yazdandoost and Jalal Attari

“Hydraulics of Dams and River Structures: Proceedings of the International Conference, Tehran, Iran, 26-28 April 2004” Book Review: The book will be a resource for the professionals and researchers related to hydraulics. The chapters of this book are majorly based on hydraulic structures and river structures. The topics like air-water flows, intakes and outlets, hydrodynamic forces, energy dissipators, stepped spillways, scouring and sedimentation around structures, and river response to hydraulic structures are thoroughly explained. A chapter introducing numerical approaches for river hydrodynamics is included in this book. The latest developments in hydroinformatic sectors and its applications in various fields are highlighted in this text.

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