AWARDS: 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 riversHowever, throughout the Yazoo River system dredging schedules have been neglected. ... The altered hydrology from dams and channel maintenance continues to have negative impacts on aquatic fauna that have evolved in more variable environments. ... Through public school education programs, civic and religious group involvement, legislative initiatives, and support ... 1999) and enhances overall system productivity and floodplain river fisheries (Cloutman 1997, Jackson et al.
|Title||:||Rivers of North America|
|Author||:||Arthur C. Benke, Colbert E. Cushing|
|Publisher||:||Academic Press - 2011-09-06|