Titles

The Series will probably have 17 titles when it is complete. As at August 2020, FOUR books are published and available to order; five are in penultimate draft, awaiting illustrations, and eight are abstracts to be expanded.

INTERPRET: What do Plants tell us? • River Friend Series BOOK 4 • ISBN 978 1 9162096 5 7 Paperback 60pp. (130 Illustrations)
Can you tell your Sagittaria sagittifolia from your Apium nodiflorum? Who knows or cares? Well, botanists have to care, but the rest of us rarely need to. Most people like to just walk along a river bank. Do you ever notice the plants living there, and in the water?
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“A PROLOGUE TO THE SERIES: Plant Identification and Glossary of Terms” • River Friend Series BOOK 3 • ISBN 978-1-9162096-2-6 Paperback 60pp. (112 Illustrations) (Series Terminology and References.)
“Linnaeus” and all that…. This is not just a little book about plants, it is specifically about water plants (aquatics). “Rivers-Language” can be strange, so the terminology is explained. Latin and English names are listed with lots of illustrations showing the 70 or so most common water plants in the UK. Although this can be a pocket-size identification field manual for those who like to strut by rivers and streams, it is also a reference guide for the rest of the little books in the River Friend Series.
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Drying Up” • River Friend Series BOOK 1 • ISBN 978-1-9162096-1-9 Paperback 44pp. (35 Illustrations)
What is the worst that can happen to a river? That it vanishes, and all its life vanishes with it: the people, the plants, the animals—not just the fish, but the crops, the cattle, the forests, the everything. All are made mostly of water. It is the natural fresh water in the land, derived from rain, which supports and sustains us. By over-abstracting, polluting, and damaging our wonderful, unique rivers and streams, they now support a fraction of the life that they should.
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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. (54 Illustrations)
This little book tells a tale of the “Brue Valley Riverscape” in Somerset, England. First mentioned as the River Siger with swamps and myriad waterways, myths and legends still abound—the Romans, King Arthur, feuding bishops, the wonder of Wells, cold harbours, and disappearing waters. Build an industrial picture from Roman times by studying the illustrations and maps—such a fascinating journey for just one river, both physically and culturally.
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Other books in the Series include:
Vegetation Changes Over Time. Is there FREEZE FRAME? (ISBN 978 1 9162096 6 4)
REED—ON THE EDGE (ISBN 978 1 9162096 4 0)
An Introduction to the WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE (ISBN 978 1 9162096 3 3)
WATER: Clean and Dirty
STREAM STORY II: A Brook in Transit: Bourn Brook, Cambs
CHANGE: What a disaster!
LOOK AT THE BOTTOM
How to Lose Fresh Water in Under Two Centuries. The Example of MALTA
VEGETATION PATTERNS
IN THE WATER
THE WATERS OF WELLS
RESTORE, REHABILITATE, IMPROVE
AWFUL ALIENS

Interpret: what do plants tell us?, book 4,river ecology,rivers, fresh water, drying up, river friend series, sylvia haslam, tina bone, aquatic plants, water plants, Leisure, william henry davis, plant indices, river indices, classification,chalk stream, chalkstream,limestone,upland water,identification species,bioindicator,river type,apium nodiflorum, berula erecta, fools water cress,lesser water parsnip, series,aquatic plant, prologue, book 3,rivers, fresh water, drying up, river friend series, sylvia haslam, tina bone, aquatic plants, water plants, river brue, somerset levels, glastonbury, tor, fens, peat, prologue, recognise water plants, riverine, riparian, binomial nomenclature, linnaeus, ecology, water species, common river plants, lowland rivers, sewage treatment works, effluents, pollution, fringing herbs, dicotyledon, monocotyledon, substrate, protected plants, wetland, marsh, sluice, fringing herb, horseshoe wetland, hydromorphology, river basin management, meander, ramsar convention, reservoir, under drain, water support species, white water, winterbourne, prologue to the series, plant identification and glossary of terms, drying up, stream story i: a riveting riverscape—river brue, somerset, an introduction to the water framework directive, water: clean and dirty, freeze frame? or not?: does vegetation change over time?, interpret: water of life, water of death, stream story ii: a brook in transit: bourn brook, cambs, change: what a disaster!, look at the bottom, reeds: on the edge, how to lose fresh water in under two centuries. the example of malta, vegetation patterns, in the water, the waters of wells, restore, rehabilitate, improve, awful aliens, book 1, drying up,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,book 2, river brue,somerset levels,glastonbury,tor,fens,peat, rivers,fresh water, drying up, river friend series, 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,