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Wetlands 3RD Editionby William J Mitsch
Synopses & Reviews
Praise for Wetlands, Second Edition
"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)
"The First Edition of Wetlands became the definitive work for educating wetland scientists and managers across the country. . . . The Second Edition . . . is a wonderful improvement . . . and provides a complete guide to wetland science, use, and utilization."—P. M. Gale, University of Florida (Journal of Environmental Quality)
The book every wetland professional needs, now completely revised and updated
In many respects, this Third Edition of Wetlands is an entirely new book. While the authoritative coverage of its earlier editions has been retained, an enormous body of new material has been added, and every chapter has been revised to keep pace with rapid growth in scientific knowledge and important innovations in wetland ecology and management. Now in a larger, easier-to-read format, this wetland "bible" offers expanded coverage of everything from the role of crabs in mangrove swamps to the role of wetlands in global climate change. Important features of this new edition include:
Book News Annotation:
The second edition was perhaps criticized for the quality of its illustrations, because Mitsch (natural resources and environmental science, Ohio State U.) and Gosselink (emeritus, coastal energy and environmental resources, Louisiana State U.) claim to have redrawn, for this newest edition, nearly every one. This very scholarly text has also been extensively revised with 300 new citations—about 40 per cent of the 1,800—and three new chapters, one in the introductory section and two in the section on wetland management. Because of the increasing worldwide interest in wetlands, the authors have made this edition more international, adding a chapter on wetlands outside North America and improving the chapter on North American wetlands. There is also a new section on the history of US wetlands law and protection. Expanded is the section on wetland creation and restoration for purposes of habitat replacement and water pollution control. A glossary, bibliography, list of wetland web sites, and useful conversion factors are featured.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Wetlands are ecosystems that help the environment process toxins, thereby maintaining its relative health. Mitsch and Gosselink's Wetlands is "the" professional reference, a longstanding bestseller that continues to set the standard for books on any type of ecosystem.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 785-892) and indexes.
About the Author
WILLIAM J. MITSCH, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environmental Science Graduate Program at The Ohio State University in Columbus.
JAMES G. GOSSELINK, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of the Center for Coastal, Energy, and Environmental Resources at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
Table of Contents
Wetlands: Human History, Use, and Science.
Definitions of Wetlands.
Wetlands of the World.
Wetlands of North America.
THE WETLAND ENVIRONMENT.
Biological Adaptations to the Wetland Environment.
Wetland Ecosystem Development.
COASTAL WETLAND ECOSYSTEMS.
Tidal Salt Marshes.
Tidal Freshwater Marshes.
INLAND WETLAND ECOSYSTEMS.
Values and Valuation of Wetlands.
Human Impacts and Management of Wetlands.
Wetland Laws and Protection.
Wetland Creation and Restoration.
Classification, Inventory, and Delineation of Wetlands.
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