Titles

The Series will probably have 17 titles when it is complete. As at December 2019, three books are published and available to order; six are in penultimate draft, awaiting illustrations, and eight are abstracts to be expanded.

“A PROLOGUE TO THE SERIES: Plant Identification and Glossary of Terms” • River Friend Series BOOK 3 • ISBN 978-1-9162096-2-6 Paperback 60pp.
“This Book is a Prologue to the whole River Friend Series which assists the reader in identifying common UK aquatic plants. It provides explanations regarding freshwater plants and terminology (via a glossary begin­ning on page 20) mentioned throughout the series. There is also a Picture Guide and reference section for further reading.” (Series Terminology and References.)
Keywords: RIVERS;FRESH WATER;DRYING UP;RIVER FRIEND SERIES;SYLVIA HASLAM;TINA BONE;AQUATIC PLANTS;WATER PLANTS:BINOMIAL; NOMENCLATURE;COMMON WATER PLANTS; AQUATIC PLANTS; IDENTIFY WATER PLANTS
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Drying Up” • River Friend Series BOOK 1 • ISBN 978-1-9162096-1-9 Paperback 44pp.
“What is the worst that can happen to a river? That it vanishes, and all its life vanishes with it.”
Keywords: RIVERS; FRESH WATER; DRYING UP; RIVER FRIEND SERIES; SYLVIA HASLAM; TINA BONE; AQUATIC PLANTS; WATER PLANTS
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STREAM STORY I: A Riveting Riverscape—River Brue, Somerset • River Friend Series BOOK 2 • 978-1-9162096-0-2 Paperback 52pp
“The Somerset River Brue rises beyond the Somerset Levels from the Mendip Hills to the Wiltshire Downs and southwards, and flows west to the Bristol channel. A fascinating, and unique, riverscape.”
Keywords: RIVER BRUE;SOMERSET LEVELS;GLASTONBURY; TOR;FENS; PEAT;RIVERS;FRESH WATER;DRYING UP;RIVER FRIEND SERIES;SYLVIA HASLAM;TINA BONE;AQUATIC PLANTS;WATER PLANTS
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keywords for book 1 drying up, rivers; fresh water; drying up; river friend series; sylvia haslam; tina bone; aquatic plants; water plants, water usage, abstraction, drainage systems, managing obstructions to water flow, ponds of village and field, slowing water flow, moving water about, drying up, discussion, england’s largest wetlands, shallow rivers, ox bow lakes, canalised, pool and riffle pattern, flooded caves, peat, limestone, oligotrophic forest stream, surface draining of the land, cloys, banks, ditch, brook, ober water hampshire, livestock ponds, flash flood, fierce flow, lowering water level, river kennet, river savant, desalinisation, stream diverted, foxton stream, southern chalk streams, river test, ranunculus, water crowfoot, john constable, river avon at salisbury, chalk stream, houghton fishing club, river chelmer, river cam, lost species, irrigation, wasting water, lost streams, shallow death, importance of water depth for aquatic plants, norfolk broads, somerset levels and moors
keywords for book 2 river brue, river brue; somerset levels; glastonbury; tor;fens; peat; rivers; fresh water; drying up; river friend series; sylvia haslam; tina bone; aquatic plants; water plants, history and topography, wetlands, riverscape of the river brue, malta, tributaries, products, fishing, mills, pollution, river vegetation, somerset levels, mendip hills, wiltshire downs, bristol channel, river alham, avalon, puriton armamants, abbot’s fish house, cold harbour, river axe, murder and mayhem in the peatlands, riveting riverscape, william of malmesbury, joseph of arimathea, sweet track causeway, lake village, exmoor, dartmoor, bridgwater, ice age, severn valley, raised bog, reed swamp, meare pool, river tiger, romans, salt pans, cold harbour, channel, rhyne, burton, highbridge, domesday book, brewham, barge, wharf, old mill, oxford clay, limestone, stepping stones, royal mint, king canute, combe brook, lydford, market place, baltonsborough, glastonbury abbey, turnpike roads, dissolution, panborough gap, mark causeway, fish house at meare, abbots fish house, south drain, river parrett, gold corner, pumping station, huntspill river, waterfront, tidal, under drainage, river pitt, river sheppey, chilcote stream, st andrews spring, st andrews risings, bishop beckynton, dean of wells, bishops palace, millstream, cathedral, street drainage, packhorse bridge, clapper bridge, fish, reeds, rushes, osiers, reed, otter, beaver, staunch, magna carta, river vegetation, distribution of aquatic plants, floating plants, submerged plants, submergents, unique riverscape