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Titel: River Conservation and Management
Verlag: John Wiley & Son Ltd
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Auflage: First Edition.
clean, in very good condition. 470 pages with the index. textbook binding.We ship from the USA and Canada. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 20367
Inhaltsangabe: This selective collection of papers represents the results of an international conference on the conservation and management of rivers, held at York University in September 1990. Topics include philosophy of conservation, catchment characteristics and river ecosystems, threats to river systems, the value of protection, the integration of habitat and wildlife conservation, river classification, management and protection by legislation.
Klappentext: This book is intended for those with an academic, scientific and practical interest in river conservation and management. It provides an overview of how changes in legislation, policies, institutional responsibilities, science, technology, practical techniques and public perception have influenced how rivers have been managed over the past 20 years and the challenges that lie ahead during the next 20 years.
The book is based on the international conference River Conservation and Management:20 Years On held at York. Thirty-one chapters, with contributions from North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia provide a wide-ranging perspective on this complex but profoundly important subject.
Following an introduction that chronicles the most important contextual changes, the book is organized into four broad topics:
The final chapter discusses the challenges faced in dealing with an uncertain future.
More than 1200 different references and numerous web-site citations provide the reader with an invaluable source of knowledge on the subject area.
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