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Researchers from the natural and social sciences, geography, and history present a comprehensive appraisal of the 6% of the Earth's surface composed of fens, freshwater marshes, tropical mangroves, tundra swamps, and other soggy places. The 11 papers explore the evolution, occurrence, and composition of wetlands; their physical and biological dynamics; the impact of agriculture, industry, urbanization, and recreation; and what steps are being taken and should be taken to manage and preserve them. Well illustrated. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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The purpose of this comprehensive appraisal of the world's wetlands is threefold: firstly to explore and to explain the evolution, occurrence and composition of wetlands and their physical and biological dynamics; second, to consider the impact upon them of agriculture, industry, urbanization and recreation; and third, to examine what steps are being and should be taken to manage and to preserve them.About the Author:
Michael Williams is Reader in Geography at the University of Oxford. He has written and published extensively in the fields of environmental science and landscape history.
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Book Description Blackwell Pub, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0631166149