2006 Outstanding Academic Title, by CHOICE
The 2005 Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing by the Association of American Publishers (AAP)
Best Reference 2005, by the Library Journal
Rivers of North America is an important reference for scientists, ecologists, and students studying rivers and their ecosystems. It brings together information from several regional specialists on the major river basins of North America, presented in a large-format, full-color book. The introduction covers general aspects of geology, hydrology, ecology and human impacts on rivers. This is followed by 22 chapters on the major river basins. Each chapter begins with a full-page color photograph and includes several additional photographs within the text. These chapters feature three to five rivers of the basin/region, and cover several other rivers with one-page summaries. Rivers selected for coverage include the largest, the most natural, and the most affected by human impact.
This one-of-a-kind resource is professionally illustrated with maps and color photographs of the key river basins. Readers can compare one river system to another in terms of its physiography, hydrology, ecology, biodiversity, and human impacts.
* Extensive treatment provides a single source of information for North America's major rivers
* Regional specialists provide authoritative information on more than 200 rivers
* Full-color photographs and topographical maps demonstrate the beauty, major features, and uniqueness of each river system
* One-page summaries help readers quickly find key statistics and make comparisons among rivers
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A primary reference for scientists that includes user-friendly text and format plus beautiful color photographs and maps that appeal to interested laypeople
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Book Description Academic Press, 2005. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Contributors Foreword Preface Acknowledgements 1. Background and Approach 2. Atlantic Coast Rivers of the Northeastern United States 3. Atlantic Coast Rivers of the Southeastern United States 4. Gulf Coast Rivers of the Southeastern United States 5. Gulf Coast Rivers of the Southwestern United States 6. Lower Mississippi River and its Tributaries 7. Southern Plains Rivers 8. Upper Mississippi River Basin 9. Ohio River Basin 10. Missouri River Basin 11. Colorado River Basin 12. Pacific Coast Rivers of the Coterminous United States 13. Columbia River Basin 14. Great Basin Rivers 15. Fraser River Basin 16. Pacific Coast Rivers of Canada and Alaska 17. Yukon River Basin 18. Mackenzie River Basin 19. Nelson and Churchill River Basins 20. Rivers of Arctic North America 21. Atlantic Coast Rivers of Canada 22. St. Lawrence River Basin 23. Rivers of Mexico 24. Overview and Prospects Appendix: Common and Scientific Names for Plants, Vertebrates, and Selected Invertebrates Glossary Index. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0120882531
Book Description Academic Press, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110120882531