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Introduction to Water Resources and Environmental Issues
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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date January 18, 2010
Pages 457
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780521869881
ISBN-10 0521869889
Dimensions 1 by 7.75 by 10 in.
Weight 2.55 lbs.
Original list price $84.99
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: 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.

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With Karrie Lynn Pennington | from Cambridge Univ Pr (January 18, 2010)
9780521869881 | details & prices | 457 pages | 7.75 × 10.00 × 1.00 in. | 2.55 lbs | List price $84.99
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