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The Resource Introduction to water resources and environmental issues, Karrie Lynn Pennington, Thomas V. Cech

Introduction to water resources and environmental issues, Karrie Lynn Pennington, Thomas V. Cech

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Introduction to water resources and environmental issues
Title
Introduction to water resources and environmental issues
Statement of responsibility
Karrie Lynn Pennington, Thomas V. Cech
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How much water does the world need to support growing human populations? What factors influence water quality, droughts, floods, and waterborne diseases? What are the potential effects of climate change on the world's water resources? These questions and more are discussed in this thorough introduction to the complex world of water resources. The strength of the book is its coverage of the fundamentals of the science of water, aquatic ecology, geomorphology and hydrology, supplemented by internet resources and examples from water resource issues in the news to engage the student. The book begins with a short history of human use and influence on water, followed by chapters on the geomorphology, hydrology, chemistry, and biology of lakes, rivers, and wetlands. Major disease issues, worldwide water quality and quantity problems, and potential solutions are addressed. Water laws, water allocation, and the conflicts involved are discussed using US and international examples. Students in departments of environmental studies, life science, Earth science, and engineering will benefit from this broad survey of these crucial issues"--Provided by publisher
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Pennington, Karrie Lynn
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Cech, Thomas V
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  • Water
  • Hydrologic cycle
  • Water conservation
Label
Introduction to water resources and environmental issues, Karrie Lynn Pennington, Thomas V. Cech
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Perspectives on water and environmental issues -- The water environment of early civilizations -- The hydrologic cycle -- Water quality -- Watershed basics -- Groundwater -- Lakes and ponds -- Rivers and streams -- Wetlands -- Dams and reservoirs -- Drinking water and wastewater treatment -- Water allocation law -- Roles of federal, regional, state, and local water management agencies -- Water conflicts, solutions, and our future
Control code
ocn351325483
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 457 p.
Isbn
9780521869881
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2009035298
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)351325483
Label
Introduction to water resources and environmental issues, Karrie Lynn Pennington, Thomas V. Cech
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Perspectives on water and environmental issues -- The water environment of early civilizations -- The hydrologic cycle -- Water quality -- Watershed basics -- Groundwater -- Lakes and ponds -- Rivers and streams -- Wetlands -- Dams and reservoirs -- Drinking water and wastewater treatment -- Water allocation law -- Roles of federal, regional, state, and local water management agencies -- Water conflicts, solutions, and our future
Control code
ocn351325483
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 457 p.
Isbn
9780521869881
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2009035298
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)351325483

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