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Disconnected Rivers Linking Rivers to Landscapes

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ISBN-10: 0300103328

ISBN-13: 9780300103328

Edition: 2004

Authors: Ellen E. Wohl

List price: $65.00
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This important and accessible book surveys the history and present condition of river systems across the United States, showing how human activities have impoverished our rivers and impaired the connections between river worlds and other ecosystems. Ellen Wohl begins by introducing the basic physical, chemical, and biological processes operating in rivers. She then addresses changes in rivers resulting from settlement and expansion, describes the growth of federal involvement in managing rivers, and examines the recent efforts to rehabilitate and conserve river ecosystems. In each chapter she focuses on a specific regional case study and describes what happens to a particular river organism—a bird, North America’s largest salamander, the paddlefish, and the American alligator—when people interfere with natural processes.
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 11/10/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Why should we care about rivers?
American rivers
Conquering a new world : pioneer impacts
Poisoning America : commercial impacts
Institutional conquest : bureaucratic impacts
Trying to do the right thing : rehabilitation impacts
Thinking in terms of rivers