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A comprehensive and fascinating guide to the wetlands of the world that covers important wetland wildlife in detail, with a special focus on birds.

The ecology of marshes, estuaries, floodplains, lagoons, swamps and bogs supports an exceptionally rich diversity of species. Many wetlands around the world are now open to the public as nature reserves that generate millions of visitors including birdwatchers and amateur ecologists.

Guide to Wetlands covers the many aspects of the study of wetlands in a single, portable volume. Using spectacular color photographs and clear explanatory illustrations alongside the author's concise text, it discusses:

  • What are wetlands
  • Wetland diversity
  • How wetlands work
  • The need for wetlands
  • Adapting to life in wetlands
  • Plant adaptation
  • Animal adaptation
  • People and wetlands
  • Loss of wetlands
  • Rural development and agriculture
  • Wetland conservation
  • Wetland wildlife.

The book includes a wetland atlas with maps identifying wetland environments around the world and describing topography and important features. Birdwatchers will find this book of particular interest.

Guide to Wetlands is an essential reference on a crucial aspect of the global environment that will appeal to naturalists, birdwatchers, ecologists and travelers.

Book News Annotation:

Richly illustrated with color photographs and maps, this guide for general readers describes the ecology of wetlands and explains how various plants and animals have evolved to live in them. The main part of the text is devoted to an atlas detailing wetlands geography and inhabitants in regions around the world. Dugan (WorldFish Center) also outlines the consequences of wetlands loss in both environmental and economic terms and highlights the conservation efforts of governments and other organizations.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Richly illustrated with color photographs and maps, this guide for general readers describes the ecology of wetlands and explains how various plants and animals have evolved to live in them. The main part of the text is devoted to an atlas detailing wetlands geography and inhabitants in regions around the world. Dugan (WorldFish Center) also outlines the consequences of wetlands loss in both environmental and economic terms and highlights the conservation efforts of governments and other organizations. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A comprehensive and fascinating guide to the wetlands of the world that covers important wetland wildlife in detail, with a special focus on birds.

The ecology of marshes, estuaries, floodplains, lagoons, swamps and bogs supports an exceptionally rich diversity of species. Many wetlands around the world are now open to the public as nature reserves that generate millions of visitors including birdwatchers and amateur ecologists.

Guide to Wetlands covers the many aspects of the study of wetlands in a single, portable volume. Using spectacular color photographs and clear explanatory illustrations alongside the author's concise text, it discusses: What are wetlandsWetland diversityHow wetlands workThe need for wetlandsAdapting to life in wetlandsPlant adaptationAnimal adaptationPeople and wetlandsLoss of wetlandsRural development and agricultureWetland conservationWetland wildlife.

The book includes a wetland atlas with maps identifying wetland environments around the world and describing topography and important features. Birdwatchers will find this book of particular interest.

Guide to Wetlands is an essential reference on a crucial aspect of the global environment that will appeal to naturalists, birdwatchers, ecologists and travelers.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive reference to wetlands, one of the most fascinating, diverse and important environments on Earth, including spectacular photographs, clear explanatory artworks and a special focus on birds.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781554071111
Editor:
Dugan, Patrick
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Editor:
Dugan, Patrick
Author:
Dugan, Patrick
Subject:
Lakes & Ponds
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Water-supply
Subject:
Wetlands
Subject:
Wetland ecology
Subject:
Environmental - Water Supply
Subject:
Ecosystems & Habitats - Lakes, Ponds & Swamps
Subject:
Nature Studies-Biology
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.66x5.46x.74 in. .99 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Firefly Books Ltd - English 9781554071111 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A comprehensive and fascinating guide to the wetlands of the world that covers important wetland wildlife in detail, with a special focus on birds.

The ecology of marshes, estuaries, floodplains, lagoons, swamps and bogs supports an exceptionally rich diversity of species. Many wetlands around the world are now open to the public as nature reserves that generate millions of visitors including birdwatchers and amateur ecologists.

Guide to Wetlands covers the many aspects of the study of wetlands in a single, portable volume. Using spectacular color photographs and clear explanatory illustrations alongside the author's concise text, it discusses: What are wetlandsWetland diversityHow wetlands workThe need for wetlandsAdapting to life in wetlandsPlant adaptationAnimal adaptationPeople and wetlandsLoss of wetlandsRural development and agricultureWetland conservationWetland wildlife.

The book includes a wetland atlas with maps identifying wetland environments around the world and describing topography and important features. Birdwatchers will find this book of particular interest.

Guide to Wetlands is an essential reference on a crucial aspect of the global environment that will appeal to naturalists, birdwatchers, ecologists and travelers.

"Synopsis" by , A comprehensive reference to wetlands, one of the most fascinating, diverse and important environments on Earth, including spectacular photographs, clear explanatory artworks and a special focus on birds.
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