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Everglades Handbook Understanding the Ecosystem

ISBN-10: 1566706149

ISBN-13: 9781566706148

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Thomas E. Lodge

List price: $56.95
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The second edition of a bestseller,The Everglades Handbook: Understanding the Ecosystem continues to provide a wealth of information on the entire ecosystem of the Everglades. Offering the essentials of what the ecosystem is and how it works, the Handbook benefits those addressing issues such as Everglades restoration, water management, wildlife management, and water quality problems in urban and agricultural planning.With an emphasis on natural history, the text is unified around themes of biogeography and ecosystem functions of the plant and animal communities. It presents current and historical geology, discussions of human impacts, ecosystem degradation, and planned restoration, and covers the socioeconomic aspects of the Everglades ecosystem.What's new in the Second Edition: Additional chapter on Big Cypress Swamp New section on Lake Okeechobee and its headwaters A new synthesis chapter which diagrams ecological succession and food webs
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Book details

List price: $56.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication date: 7/26/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Background
The Everglades in space and time
An ecosystem overview
Environments Of The Everglades Region
Freshwater marshes: Water, weather, and fire
Tree Islands
Tropical hardwood hammocks
Pinelands
The Big Cypress Swamp
Mangrove swamps
Coastal lowland vegetationand hurricanes!Coastal estuarine and marine waters
Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades' headwaters
The Flora and Fauna Of Southern Florida
Origins of the flora and fauna
Invertebrates
Freshwater fishes
Marine and