Synopses & Reviews
Water is our most vital resource. Yet few understand even the basics of watershed ecology
Watersheds: A Practical Handbook for Healthy Water provides a fascinating overview of the fundamentals of ecology from the simple concept of a watershed to the biological intricacies of a wetland ecosystem and its implications on the environment.
More than 100 illustrations, especially done for this book, help explain the numerous environmental issues and the intricate web of life that connect each of us to all other life on the planet through out involvement in the watershed cycle.
Watersheds includes information on: water and nutrient cyclesbioregions and aquatic habitatsexotic species invasions
- water and air pollutionecological restorationhabitat loss
Special "How Can I Help?" sections throughout the book provide practical and meaningful ways in which individuals can make a difference to the health of watersheds by reducing water and air pollution, preserving native forests, and helping restore the health of streams and rivers.
"Watersheds" is perhaps the only approachable introduction to environmental issues viewed through the ecology of the watershed. Lavishly illustrated throughout by Clive Dobson and written in an engaging style, this book helps students and adults gain a better understanding of water and helps us learn about practical ways to protect this critical resource through maintenance of the watershed.