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Praise for the previous editions of Wetlands:
"Wetlands, the field of study, would not be what it is without Wetlands, the book."
——Bill Streever, Wetlands, 2001
"The Third Edition of this highly successful book manages to set new standards in presentation and content to confirm its place as the first point of reference for those working or studying wetlands."
——Chris Bradley, University of Birmingham, UK, Regulated Rivers: Research and Management
"This book is the wetlands bible...the most wide-ranging [book] on the subject."
——Carl Folke, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Land Use Policy
"The single best combination text and reference book on wetland ecology."
——Joseph S. Larson, University of Massachusetts, Journal of Environmental Quality
"First on my list of references to recommend to someone new to wetland policy management or science."
——Jay A. Leitch, North Dakota State University, Water Resources Bulletin
For more than two decades, William Mitsch and James Gosselink's Wetlands has been the premier reference on wetlands for ecologists, land use planners, and water resource managers worldwide—a comprehensive compendium of the state of knowledge in wetland science, management, and restoration.
Now Mitsch and Gosselink bring their classic book up to date with substantial new information and a streamlined text supplemented with a support web site. This new Fourth Edition maintains the authoritative quality of its predecessors while offering such revisions as:
"...completely updated with sections on wetland hydrology and biogeochemistry, inland wetlands, coastal wetlands, and wetland management practices...with new material on creation and restoration of wetlands and updated U.S. regulations."
PART 1. INTRODUCTION.
1. Wetlands: Human History, Use, and Science.
2. Wetland Definitions.
3. Wetlands of the World.
PART 2. THE WETLAND ENVIRONMENT.
4. Wetland Hydrology.
5. Wetland Biogeochemistry.
6. Biological Adaptations to the Wetland Environment.
7. Wetland Ecosystem Development.
8. Wetland Classification.
PART 3. WETLAND MANAGEMENT.
9. Human Impacts and Management of Wetlands.
10. Climate Change and Wetlands.
11. Values and Valuation of Wetlands.
12. Wetland Creation and Restoration.
13. Treatment Wetlands.
14. Wetland Laws and Protection.
Appendix A. Wetland Losses by State in the United States.
Appendix B. Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
Appendix C. Useful Conversion Factors.
Posted March 30, 2013