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Disconnected Rivers

Linking Rivers To Landscapes

By Ellen E. Wohl, 1962-

This important and accessible book surveys the history and present condition of river systems across the United States, showing how human activities have impoverished our rivers and impaired the connections between river worlds and other ecosystems.
Ellen Wohl begins by introducing the basic physical, chemical, and biological processes operating in rivers. She then addresses changes in rivers resulting from settlement and expansion, describes the growth of federal involvement in managing rivers, and examines the recent efforts to rehabilitate and conserve river ecosystems. In each chapter she focuses on a specific regional case study and describes what happens to a particular river organism—a bird, North America’s largest salamander, the paddlefish, and the American alligator—when people interfere with natural processes.

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0300103328


Format: Book
Author: Wohl, Ellen E., 1962-
Title: Disconnected rivers : linking rivers to landscapes / Ellen E. Wohl.
Publisher Date: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2004.
Subject: Stream ecology -- United States Watershed management -- United States. Stream conservation -- United States
Isbn: 0300103328 (cloth : alk. paper)
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System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 577.64 Woh
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Bib Id: 232249

Format: Book
Author: Wohl, Ellen E., 1962-
Title: Disconnected rivers : linking rivers to landscapes / Ellen E. Wohl.
Publisher, Date: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2004.
Description: xiii, 301 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Stream ecology -- United States
Subjects: Watershed management -- United States.
Subjects: Stream conservation -- United States
Other Title: Rivers
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-297) and index.
Contents: Why should we care about rivers? -- American rivers -- Conquering a new world : pioneer impacts -- Poisoning America : commercial impacts -- Institutional conquest : bureaucratic impacts -- Trying to do the right thing : rehabilitation impacts -- Thinking in terms of rivers.
LCCN: 2004011610
ISBN: 0300103328 (cloth : alk. paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 577.64 Woh