From reviews of previous editions:
"A landmark in its field. As a text for students there is little by way of a challenge."
-- Institute of Water and Environmental Management Journal
"The authors have done a considerable service to hydraulics by producing such a stunningly simple and clear text."
-- Times Higher Education Supplement
"Chadwick (coastal engineering, University of Plymouth) combines coverage of basic principles of hydraulics with wide-ranging treatment of real-world applications, in this resource for students and practitioners of civil, environmental, and public health engineering. Environmental implications and computational modeling are also covered. This edition contains new material on wave theory, sediment transport, and flood hydrology."
-- Book News
Preface Principal Symbols A Short History of Hydraulics Introductory Notes Part 1. Principles and Basic Applications 1. Hydrostatics 2. Principles of Fluid Flow 3. Behaviour of Real Fluids 4. Flow in Pipes and Closed Conduits 5. Open Channel Flow 6. Pressure Surge in Pipelines 7. Hydraulic Machines 8. Wave Theory 9. Sediment Transport 10. Flood Hydrology 11. Dimensional Analysis and the Theory of Physical Models Part 2. Aspects of Hydraulic Engineering 12. Pipeline Systems 13. Hydraulic Structures 14. Computational Hydraulics 15. River and Canal Engineering 16. Coastal Engineering 17. Water Quality Modelling Index.