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Stream Dynamics For The Complete Fly Fisherman:
An Easy to Understand and Concise Overview of the Nature of Flowing Water, the Development of Stream Channel Features, the Origin and Evolution of Stream Valleys, Emphasizing Those Elements of Special Interest to the Angler

Robert A. Miller

BOOK DETAILS

Trade Paperback 9" x 6", 162 Pages, 50 B&W Illustrations, Fully Referenced with Glossary and Bibliography

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK

"This book is one of those hidden gems you come across from time to time, which make you wonder why no-one has thought of something similar before…If you have ever wondered why rivers are the way they are, as any imaginative fisherman will, from time to time, the Stream Dynamics is 132 pages of treasure….Miller is the sort of geologist who makes you wish you had been born in Tennessee so you could attend his lectures and Stream Dynamics is the sort of book that makes terms like ‘dissolved load’ and ‘corrasion’ meaningful and fun." -- Dr. Andrew Herd, Waterlog Magazine

ABOUT THE BOOK

For the first time ever in print, Geologist and noted fishing historian Robert A. Miller takes the angler through the many geologic processes that affect the way we fish moving water. Designed for the angler interested in appreciating the beauty of nature that surrounds them, this easy to read account of stream dynamics is constantly framed within the context of fishing and the fisherman. The equivalent of a Master's Class in geology and geomorphology, this book will make you a better angler AND a better person. No one who seriously fishes moving water can claim to be an advanced angler without understanding the waters in which they fish, and this book fills a big hole in the literature of fly fishing. Even if you've never fly fished, you will find much that will make you better appreciate nature and the environment in this book.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTi
INTRODUCTIONii
Ch. 1 The Sources of Running Water1
Ch. 2 Groundwater and Its Influence 7
Ch. 3 Hydraulics: The Nature of Flowing Water13
Ch. 4 The Business of Streams29
Ch. 5 Stream Channels and Other River-Made Features47
Ch. 6 Valley Origins68
Ch. 7 Drainage Patterns81
Ch. 8 Artificial Alterations to Streams92
Ch. 9 Stream Damage Corrective and Mitigation Measures103
Ch. 10 Back to the Present: Relating the Geologic Past110
Ch. 11 A Brief History of Life Through the Geologic Ages125
CONCLUDING STATEMENT131
APPENDIX: Basic Stream Dynamics Equations133
GLOSSARY135
REFERENCES AND SUGGESTED READINGS145
Stream Dynamics For The Complete Fly Fisherman:
September 2007, Paperback
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