"Palaeography in Practice" presents an interdisciplinary approach to palaeohydrological research, which is a comparatively new development in environmental research. The Severn and Wye basins of the UK are used as case studies to demonstrate how such research should be carried out. Topics covered include river channel changes and climatic and hydrological change. Reconstructions are used to show how prehistoric changes have influenced the development of today's landscape. The Severn basin is set in the European context and the interrelationships of various themes are discussed.
The Present Day Hydrology of the River Severn; Climatic Change Over the Last Millennium in Central Britain; Environmental Change and Hydrological Response: Flooding in the Upper Severn Catchment; Historical River Channel Changes; Morphological Responses and Sediment Patterns; Late Quaternary Palaeoecology of the Severn Basin; Farmers and Farmland: Aspects of Prehistorical Land-Use in the Severn Basin; River Terraces: The General Model and a Palaeohydrological and Sedimentological Interpretation of the Terraces of the Lower Severn; Long-Term Sediment Storage in the Severn and Wye Catchments; The Evolution of European Rivers - A Complex Response.