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“The material presented in this book is based on the author’s seven years of extensive research and is supported by an extensive literature review. The book will be a good addition to the library of engineers, policy makers, geographers, geomorphologists, environmentalists, and ecologists who are concerned with river training and control. … The author should be complimented for preparing a well-written treatise on a most interesting topic—the role humans play in changing the fluvial environment.” (Vijay P. Singh and C. Prakash Khedun, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Vol. 19, March, 2014)