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By Stuart Fisher

Britain's rivers should be higher recognized. Teeming with
wildlife, steeped in heritage, wearing bridges, docks and stunning
architecture, let alone helping riverside pubs, waterways museums and a
variety of areas of curiosity, they're the country's crucial arteries,
connecting inland Britain with the sea.

Covering Britain's top identified tidal rivers (the Avon,
Severn, Dee, Mersey, Tyne and Thames), to the picturesque rural Camel, Wye,
Orwell and Crouch, in addition to the economic rivers of the Medway, Tyne and
Clyde, all the way down to the smallest and lesser recognized of Britain's tidal
waterways, this can be a attention-grabbing and accomplished advisor, choked with maps,
colour photos and fascinating evidence in regards to the lifeblood of our country.

Of curiosity to sailors, fishermen, motorised craft and
canoeists prepared to find appealing unfrequented spots, preventing points,
places of curiosity, riverside pubs and lookout issues, in addition to practical
information on rapids, weirs and within reach cities and motor vehicle parks, it's going to also
interest walkers, cyclists, households and holidaymakers researching the local
history, folklore, riverside structure and areas to take river journeys.

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And everywhere I went, even on the airplanes connecting these locations, people would share their stories about water. Their eyes sparkled when they described the first time they visited a lake, or ran through a sprinkler in the front yard, caught a turtle or a frog in the creek, held a fishing rod, or walked along a shore with a parent or boyfriend or girlfriend. I came to believe that such stories were critical to science, because they help us make sense of the facts and put them in a context we can understand.

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