Wetlands

Wetlands

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by Sharon L. Spray, Karen L. McGlothlin
     
 

One in a series of short readers for introductory and interdisciplinary environmental science or studies courses. Seven essays examine such aspects of wetlands as the biology, biogeochemistry, restoration ecology, history, politics, economics, and restoration. A glossary without pronunciation guides is included. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR See more details below

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One in a series of short readers for introductory and interdisciplinary environmental science or studies courses. Seven essays examine such aspects of wetlands as the biology, biogeochemistry, restoration ecology, history, politics, economics, and restoration. A glossary without pronunciation guides is included. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742525689
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Exploring Environmental Challenges: a Multidisciplinary Approach Series
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Introduction
1Wetlands Wildlife and Fisheries: A Biological Perspective of Wetland Ecosystems3
2Soils and Sediment: Understanding Wetland Biogeochemistry30
3Restoring our National Wetlands: Understanding Restoration Ecology55
4From Past to Present: A Historical Perspective on Wetlands84
5Muddy Policies and Tidal Politics: The Politics of Wetlands101
6The Value of Resources: An Economic Perspective on Wetlands131
7Concluding Thoughts: The Challenge of Preserving Wetlands157
Appendix167
Glossary171
Index183

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