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The Resource Biology of Fresh Waters, by Peter S. Maitland

Biology of Fresh Waters, by Peter S. Maitland

Label
Biology of Fresh Waters
Title
Biology of Fresh Waters
Statement of responsibility
by Peter S. Maitland
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the decade since the first edition of this book was published advances have been made in our knowledge of the fresh waters of the world, espe­ cially in understanding many of the processes involved in their functioning as systems and in countering the problems created by human activities. New problems too, many of an international nature, have loomed during this period-of which global warming and the acidification offresh waters in many parts of the world are notable examples. In addition, much has now been published concerning the aquatic flora, fauna and ecology of previously poorly known geographic areas, notably Australasia. The second edition of this book is a revision which updates the text in the light of recent advances in our knowledge of freshwater biology. Inevitably, in an elementary volume such as this, the treatment of many of the basic principles and processes remains the same. However, several new sections are included covering a range of topics such as acid deposition and the acidification process, bacterial decomposition and aquaculture. The book includes many new references and suggestions for up-to-date reading in particular topics. The objective of the second edition remains the same as that of the first. It is intended as a basic introduction to the major aspects of freshwater biology at a level suitable for undergraduates. It should also prove useful, as apparently did the first edition,Jo professional workers in related fields, e.g. water engineers and chemists, aquaculturists and planners
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Maitland, Peter S
Dewey number
580
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Tertiary Level Biology
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  • Life sciences
  • Botany
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Biology of Fresh Waters, by Peter S. Maitland
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file reproduced from original
Color
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Contents
1 The Aquatic Environment -- 1.1 Physics -- 1.2 Chemistry -- 1.3 Biology -- 2 Plants and Animals of Fresh Waters -- 2.1 Viruses -- 2.2 Bacteria -- 2.3 Algae -- 2.4 Fungi -- 2.5 Lichens -- 2.6 Stoneworts -- 2.7 Bryophytes -- 2.8 Pteridophytes -- 2.9 Spermatophytes -- 2.10 Protozoans -- 2.11 Sponges -- 2.12 Coelenterates -- 2.13 Platyhelminths -- 2.14 Proboscis worms -- 2.15 Aschelminths -- 2.16 Acanthocephalans -- 2.20 Annelid worms -- 2.21 Arthropods -- 2.22 Chordates -- 3 Standing Waters: Lakes, Ponds and Pools -- 3.1 Origin -- 3.2 Physical characteristics -- 3.3 Chemical characteristics -- 3.4 Biological characteristics -- 3.5 Classification -- 4 Running Waters: Rivers, Streams and Trickles -- 4.1 Physical characteristics -- 4.2 Chemical characteristics -- 4.3 Biological characteristics -- 4.4 Classification -- 5 Field Studies: Sampling in Fresh Waters -- 5.1 Physical -- 5.2 Chemistry -- 5.3 Biology -- 6 Adaptation to Environment: Strategies for Survival -- 6.1 Major adaptations -- 6.2 Adaptation to specific habitats -- 7 Communities and Energy Flow -- 7.1 Standing waters -- 7.2 Running waters -- 7.3 Specialised communities -- 7.4 Community structure -- 8 Fresh Water and Humans -- 8.1 Water resources -- 8.2 Water use -- 8.3 Human influence -- 8.4 Pollution prevention -- 8.5 Integration of water use -- 9 A Global View -- 9.1 Fresh waters around the world -- 9.2 International problems -- 9.3 The future -- References -- Inde
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ocn851372225
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Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 276 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401178525
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uncompressed
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SpringerLink
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Specific material designation
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System control number
(OCoLC)851372225
Label
Biology of Fresh Waters, by Peter S. Maitland
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Color
mixed
Contents
1 The Aquatic Environment -- 1.1 Physics -- 1.2 Chemistry -- 1.3 Biology -- 2 Plants and Animals of Fresh Waters -- 2.1 Viruses -- 2.2 Bacteria -- 2.3 Algae -- 2.4 Fungi -- 2.5 Lichens -- 2.6 Stoneworts -- 2.7 Bryophytes -- 2.8 Pteridophytes -- 2.9 Spermatophytes -- 2.10 Protozoans -- 2.11 Sponges -- 2.12 Coelenterates -- 2.13 Platyhelminths -- 2.14 Proboscis worms -- 2.15 Aschelminths -- 2.16 Acanthocephalans -- 2.20 Annelid worms -- 2.21 Arthropods -- 2.22 Chordates -- 3 Standing Waters: Lakes, Ponds and Pools -- 3.1 Origin -- 3.2 Physical characteristics -- 3.3 Chemical characteristics -- 3.4 Biological characteristics -- 3.5 Classification -- 4 Running Waters: Rivers, Streams and Trickles -- 4.1 Physical characteristics -- 4.2 Chemical characteristics -- 4.3 Biological characteristics -- 4.4 Classification -- 5 Field Studies: Sampling in Fresh Waters -- 5.1 Physical -- 5.2 Chemistry -- 5.3 Biology -- 6 Adaptation to Environment: Strategies for Survival -- 6.1 Major adaptations -- 6.2 Adaptation to specific habitats -- 7 Communities and Energy Flow -- 7.1 Standing waters -- 7.2 Running waters -- 7.3 Specialised communities -- 7.4 Community structure -- 8 Fresh Water and Humans -- 8.1 Water resources -- 8.2 Water use -- 8.3 Human influence -- 8.4 Pollution prevention -- 8.5 Integration of water use -- 9 A Global View -- 9.1 Fresh waters around the world -- 9.2 International problems -- 9.3 The future -- References -- Inde
Control code
ocn851372225
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 276 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401178525
Level of compression
uncompressed
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)851372225

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