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Encyclopedia of Lakes and Reservoirs
Contributor(s): Bengtsson, Lars (Editor), Herschy, Reginald W. (Editor), Fairbridge, Rhodes W. (Editor)

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ISBN: 1402056168     ISBN-13: 9781402056161
Publisher: Springer
OUR PRICE: $474.05  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 2012

Annotation: Lakes and reservoirs hold about 90% of the world's surface fresh water. Some one billion people are at risk from over-use, water withdrawals and pollution of these water bodies (9th International Conference on Conservation and Management of Lakes, Japan 2001 and 3rd World Water Forum, Kyoto 2003)

The Encyclopedia of Lakes and Reservoirs will therefore be a vital reference for hydrologists, civil engineers, ecologists and environmental scientists worldwide.

The book contributes to the physical, chemical and ecological characteristics of lakes and reservoirs as well as describing their uses and environmental state trends in different parts of the world.

Over 80 scientists from over 25 countries have contributed in both large and small ways in this authoritative volume. Superbly illustrated throughout, it includes over 200 entries in a wide range of topics that include for example: acidification, artificialisation, biological, canals, climate change effects, chemical, dams, dew ponds, drainage, ecological, eutrofication, evaporation, fisheries, geographical, geological, hydrological, hydro-electric power, nutrients, organic pollution, paleolimnology, reservoir capacities and depths, sedimentation, water resources. These include many of the modern environmental and controversial problems.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Science | Earth Sciences - Limnology
- Science | Earth Sciences - Hydrology
- Science | Reference
Dewey: 551.482
Series: Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences
Physical Information: 1.7" H x 8.6" W x 11.2" (6.40 lbs) 953 pages
Features: Bibliography, Dust Cover, Illustrated, Index, Maps, Table of Contents
Review Citations: Choice 03/01/2013
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