"Surprisingly, it seems,
this is the first book that sets
out to gather together all of
the information available on the
scientific study and conservation
of running-water habitats in Wales
and to communicate it to a wider
audience beyond just freshwater
scientists. However, The Rivers
of Wales is not just a descriptive
account of the biological and
physical character of Welsh rivers;
an underlying theme throughout
the book is that there always
has been and always will be a
strong link between water resources
and the development of Welsh society....
relevance of this book goes well
beyond the borders of Wales and
it could just as rightly be regarded
as a text book in lotic science
with a profound sense of place,
as it can a book about Welsh rivers.
There is an urgent need to inspire
a new generation of freshwater
scientists and I am sure that
in years to come young freshwater
scientists will cite this book
as their inspiration. "
Bradley, FBA News.
is not a textbook of freshwater
biology, although it includes
detail and example which is valuable
to freshwater ecologists. Nor
is it just a celebration of Welsh
rivers. It is a combination of
good science with enthusiasm and
celebration, which makes it an
enjoyable and thought-provoking
is a book which I have enjoyed
and shall keep and refer to later....an
attractive and interesting read.
Young, Bulletin of the British
Ecological Society, December 2009.