Field Guide to Rivers of North America

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Based on the comprehensive, award-winning book Rivers of North America, the new Field Guide to Rivers of North America describes 200 of North America’s most significant rivers in a reader-friendly, concise format. The guide is organized by geographic regions - each section begins with a map showing the relationship of rivers within one territory and a summary of the region’s most important elements. Each individual river summary includes a two-page spread with a basin map, a ...

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Overview

Based on the comprehensive, award-winning book Rivers of North America, the new Field Guide to Rivers of North America describes 200 of North America’s most significant rivers in a reader-friendly, concise format. The guide is organized by geographic regions - each section begins with a map showing the relationship of rivers within one territory and a summary of the region’s most important elements. Each individual river summary includes a two-page spread with a basin map, a full-color photograph and key river characteristics.

The compact format of this guide will be particularly useful to scientists carrying out field research in areas such as field ecology, entomology, botany. It is an easy-to-use reference that can easily be packed away with other scientific gear.

Anglers and recreational boating enthusiasts will find a wealth of information on river topography, native and nonnative fish species, as well as average temperatures that will help them plan their next adventure.

The only field guide to cover this broad geographic area. Each river features:

  • Color topographic river basin map
  • Color photograph
  • Precipitation graph
  • Vital physical and biological statistics
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123750884
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/24/2009
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Atlantic Coast Rivers of the Northeastern United States
Chapter 3 Atlantic Coast Rivers of the Southeastern United States
Chapter 4 Gulf Coast Rivers of the Southeastern United States
Chapter 5 Gulf Coast Rivers of the Southwestern United States
Chapter 6 Lower Mississippi River and its Tributaries
Chapter 7 Southern Plains Rivers
Chapter 8 Upper Mississippi River Basin
Chapter 9 Ohio River Basin
Chapter 10 Missouri River Basin
Chapter 11 Colorado River Basin
Chapter 12 Pacific Coast Rivers of the Coterminous United States
Chapter 13 Columbia River Basin
Chapter 14 Great Basin Rivers
Chapter 15 Fraser River Basin
Chapter 16 Pacific Coast Rivers of Canada and Alaska
Chapter 17 Yukon River Basin
Chapter 18 Mackenzie River Basin
Chapter 19 Nelson and Churchill River Basins
Chapter 20 Rivers of Arctic North America
Chapter 21 Atlantic Coast Rivers of Canada
Chapter 22 St. Lawrence River Basin
Chapter 23 Rivers of Mexico
Index of Rivers

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