Signed Edition Sweepstakes
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | September 2, 2014

Jill Owens: IMG David Mitchell: The Powells.com Interview



David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
  1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell 9781400065677

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$125.00
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse Science Reference- Technology

Wetlands

by

Wetlands Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Praise for the previous editions of Wetlands

"Wetlands, the field of study, would not be what it is without Wetlands, the book."

——Bill Streever, Wetlands, 2001

"The Third Edition of this highly successful book manages to set new standards in presentation and content to confirm its place as the first point of reference for those working or studying wetlands."

——Chris Bradley, University of Birmingham, UK, Regulated Rivers: Research and Management

"This book is the wetlands bible...the most wide-ranging [book] on the subject."

——Carl Folke, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Land Use Policy

"The single best combination text and reference book on wetland ecology."

——Joseph S. Larson, University of Massachusetts, Journal of Environmental Quality

"First on my list of references to recommend to someone new to wetland policy management or science."

——Jay A. Leitch, North Dakota State University, Water Resources Bulletin

For more than two decades, William Mitsch and James Gosselink's Wetlands has been the premier reference on wetlands for ecologists, land use planners, and water resource managers worldwide—a comprehensive compendium of the state of knowledge in wetland science, management, and restoration.

Now Mitsch and Gosselink bring their classic book up to date with substantial new information and a streamlined text supplemented with a support Web site. This new Fourth Edition maintains the authoritative quality of its predecessors while offering such revisions as:

  • Refocused coverage on the three main parts of the book: 1. An introduction to the extent, definitions, and general features of wetlands of the world; 2. Wetland science; and 3. Wetland management.

  • New chapter on climate change and wetlands that introduces the student to the roles that wetlands have in climate change and impact that climate change has on wetlands.

  • Increased international coverage, including wetlands of Mexico and Central America, the Congolian Swamp and Sine Saloum Delta of Africa, the Western Siberian Lowlands, the Mesopotamian Marshland restoration in Iraq, and the wetland parks of Asia such as Xixi National Wetland Park in eastern China and Gandau Nature Park in Taipei, Taiwan. This expanded coverage is illustrated with over 50 wetland photographs from around the world.

  • Several hundred new refer?ences for further reading, up-to-date data, and the latest research findings.

  • Over 35 new info boxes and sidebars provide essential background information to concepts being presented and case studies of wetland restoration and treatment in practice.

Synopsis:

This is the fourth edition of the premier book on wetland ecology and management.  As attested to by the reviews, this book is the single most important book on wetlands, and has educated a generation of ecologists, land use planners and water resource managers worldwide. 

This new edition answers the market's request for a smaller, more streamlined book by moving 7 wetland-types chapters to a support website, and integrating the core concepts from these chapters better throughout the book.

Synopsis:

The premier reference on wetlands is brought up to date with substantial new information and a streamlined text supplemented with a support Web site. This new "Fourth Edition" maintains the authoritative quality of its predecessors while expanding its international coverage and adding discussions of such topics as ecosystem function and the impact of climate change on wetlands as well as case studies of wetland restoration and treatment in practice.

Synopsis:

Praise for the previous editions of Wetlands:

"Wetlands, the field of study, would not be what it is without Wetlands, the book."

——Bill Streever, Wetlands, 2001

"The Third Edition of this highly successful book manages to set new standards in presentation and content to confirm its place as the first point of reference for those working or studying wetlands."

——Chris Bradley, University of Birmingham, UK, Regulated Rivers: Research and Management

"This book is the wetlands bible...the most wide-ranging [book] on the subject."

——Carl Folke, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Land Use Policy

"The single best combination text and reference book on wetland ecology."

——Joseph S. Larson, University of Massachusetts, Journal of Environmental Quality

"First on my list of references to recommend to someone new to wetland policy management or science."

——Jay A. Leitch, North Dakota State University, Water Resources Bulletin

For more than two decades, William Mitsch and James Gosselink's Wetlands has been the premier reference on wetlands for ecologists, land use planners, and water resource managers worldwide—a comprehensive compendium of the state of knowledge in wetland science, management, and restoration.

Now Mitsch and Gosselink bring their classic book up to date with substantial new information and a streamlined text supplemented with a support web site. This new Fourth Edition maintains the authoritative quality of its predecessors while offering such revisions as:

  • Refocused coverage on the three main parts of the book: 1. An introduction to the extent, definitions, and general features of wetlands of the world; 2. Wetland science; and 3. Wetland management.

  • New chapter on climate change and wetlands that introduces the student to the roles that wetlands have in climate change and impact that climate change has on wetlands.

  • Increased international coverage, including wetlands of Mexico and Central America, the Congolian Swamp and Sine Saloum Delta of Africa, the Western Siberian Lowlands, the Mesopotamian Marshland restoration in Iraq, and the wetland parks of Asia such as Xixi National Wetland Park in eastern China and Gandau Nature Park in Taipei, Taiwan. This expanded coverage is illustrated with over 50 wetland photographs from around the world.

  • Several hundred new refer?ences for further reading, up-to-date data, and the latest research findings.

  • Over 35 new info boxes and sidebars provide essential background information to concepts being presented and case studies of wetland restoration and treatment in practice.

About the Author

William J. Mitsch is Distinguished Professor of Environment and Natural Resources and Director, Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, The Ohio State University.? He was the winner in 2004, with Sven Jørgensen of Denmark, of the Stockholm Water Prize and, in 2007, the Society of Wetland Scientists Lifetime Achievement Award.

James G. Gosselink is Professor Emeritus at the Center for Coast and Environment at Louisiana State University.He was awarded the Society of Wetland Scientists Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998.

Table of Contents

Preface.

PART 1. INTRODUCTION.

1. Wetlands: Human History, Use, and Science.

2. Wetland Definitions.

3. Wetlands of the World.

PART 2. THE WETLAND ENVIRONMENT.

4. Wetland Hydrology.

5. Wetland Biogeochemistry.

6. Biological Adaptations to the Wetland Environment.

7. Wetland Ecosystem Development.

8. Wetland Classification.

PART 3. WETLAND MANAGEMENT.

9. Human Impacts and Management of Wetlands.

10. Climate Change and Wetlands.

11. Values and Valuation of Wetlands.

12. Wetland Creation and Restoration.

13. Treatment Wetlands.

14. Wetland Laws and Protection.

Appendix A. Wetland Losses by State in the United States.

Appendix B. Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.

Appendix C. Useful Conversion Factors.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471699675
Author:
Mitsch, William J.
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Author:
Gosselink, James G.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Environmental Engineering & Technology
Subject:
Real Estate - General
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Wetlands
Subject:
Wetland ecology
Subject:
Wetland ecology -- United States.
Subject:
Wetland management - United States
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Subject:
WATER RESOURCES
Subject:
ecology, management, climate change, land use planners, water resource managers
Subject:
ecology, management, climate change, land use pla
Subject:
nners, water resource managers
Subject:
ecology, manag
Subject:
ement, climate change, land use planners, water resource managers
Subject:
EC
Subject:
ology, management, climate change, land use planners, water resource managers
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Publication Date:
20110824
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
600
Dimensions:
235 x 196.5 x 35 mm 40 oz

Other books you might like

  1. Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations
    Used Hardcover $16.50

Related Subjects


Reference » Science Reference » Technology
Science and Mathematics » Botany » Wetlands
Science and Mathematics » Chemistry » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Textbooks » General

Wetlands New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$125.00 In Stock
Product details 600 pages John Wiley & Sons - English 9780471699675 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This is the fourth edition of the premier book on wetland ecology and management.  As attested to by the reviews, this book is the single most important book on wetlands, and has educated a generation of ecologists, land use planners and water resource managers worldwide. 

This new edition answers the market's request for a smaller, more streamlined book by moving 7 wetland-types chapters to a support website, and integrating the core concepts from these chapters better throughout the book.

"Synopsis" by , The premier reference on wetlands is brought up to date with substantial new information and a streamlined text supplemented with a support Web site. This new "Fourth Edition" maintains the authoritative quality of its predecessors while expanding its international coverage and adding discussions of such topics as ecosystem function and the impact of climate change on wetlands as well as case studies of wetland restoration and treatment in practice.
"Synopsis" by , Praise for the previous editions of Wetlands:

"Wetlands, the field of study, would not be what it is without Wetlands, the book."

——Bill Streever, Wetlands, 2001

"The Third Edition of this highly successful book manages to set new standards in presentation and content to confirm its place as the first point of reference for those working or studying wetlands."

——Chris Bradley, University of Birmingham, UK, Regulated Rivers: Research and Management

"This book is the wetlands bible...the most wide-ranging [book] on the subject."

——Carl Folke, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Land Use Policy

"The single best combination text and reference book on wetland ecology."

——Joseph S. Larson, University of Massachusetts, Journal of Environmental Quality

"First on my list of references to recommend to someone new to wetland policy management or science."

——Jay A. Leitch, North Dakota State University, Water Resources Bulletin

For more than two decades, William Mitsch and James Gosselink's Wetlands has been the premier reference on wetlands for ecologists, land use planners, and water resource managers worldwide—a comprehensive compendium of the state of knowledge in wetland science, management, and restoration.

Now Mitsch and Gosselink bring their classic book up to date with substantial new information and a streamlined text supplemented with a support web site. This new Fourth Edition maintains the authoritative quality of its predecessors while offering such revisions as:

  • Refocused coverage on the three main parts of the book: 1. An introduction to the extent, definitions, and general features of wetlands of the world; 2. Wetland science; and 3. Wetland management.

  • New chapter on climate change and wetlands that introduces the student to the roles that wetlands have in climate change and impact that climate change has on wetlands.

  • Increased international coverage, including wetlands of Mexico and Central America, the Congolian Swamp and Sine Saloum Delta of Africa, the Western Siberian Lowlands, the Mesopotamian Marshland restoration in Iraq, and the wetland parks of Asia such as Xixi National Wetland Park in eastern China and Gandau Nature Park in Taipei, Taiwan. This expanded coverage is illustrated with over 50 wetland photographs from around the world.

  • Several hundred new refer?ences for further reading, up-to-date data, and the latest research findings.

  • Over 35 new info boxes and sidebars provide essential background information to concepts being presented and case studies of wetland restoration and treatment in practice.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.