Pollution of Lakes and Rivers

A Paleoenvironmental Perspective

Author: John P. Smol

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444307576

Category: Science

Page: 396

View: 7834

Now in its second edition, Pollution of Lakes and Rivers provides essential insights into present-day water quality problems from an international perspective. Explains simply and effectively how lake sediments can be used to reconstruct pollution history Includes over 200 additional references and a new chapter on recent climatic change and its effects on water quality and quantity Tackles present-day water quality problems from an international perspective Previously published by Hodder Arnold PowerPoint slides of the artwork from the book are available from: http://post.queensu.ca/~pearl/textbook.htm Reviews: "This is a very well-written and wide-ranging volume that is both instructive and topical. It is likely to prove useful as an introduction to the general area, a reference source and for teaching purposes." (The Holocene, November 2008) "If you thought that paleolimnology was just mud, pollen, and diatoms then you will likely be both struck by the complexity of this field of research and grateful that John Smol, FRSC, has described it so clearly and broadly. Simply put, the second edition is an excellent book." ( Journal of Phycology, 2008) “This is a useful text. It provides a good level of detail so that the beginner in this area can appreciate what palaeolimnology can (and cannot) achieve. It goes beyond the simple introduction to provide a detailed understanding of how techniques can be applied ... This is a different take on the usual pollution text and would be of great use to those wishing to understand more from sedimentary records.” Taken from the British Ecological Society’s Teaching Ecology website "John Smol has extensive experience in this field of paleoenvironmental research which he combines well with his excellent written communication skills to produce a text that is easy to read but also thought provoking." (Quaternary Science Reviews, 2009) “The breadth of coverage in this text is impressive.” (Lake and Reservoir Management, 2009) “If I could speak with fluidity and clarity in my lectures as consistently as John Smol writes my students would be very grateful.” (Journal of Paleolimnology, 2009)

Pollution of Lakes and Rivers

A Paleoenvironmental Perspective

Author: John P. Smol

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780340691670

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 1789

This book provides an overview of the use of sedimentary records to study the environmental degradation and recovery of lakes and rivers. Written by an internationally-acknowledged expert in the field, it includes the results of the most recent research and up-to-date data taken from a wide range of technical sources.

Ecology of Industrial Pollution

Author: Lesley C. Batty,Kevin B. Hallberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139486160

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 1719

Written for researchers and practitioners in environmental pollution, management and ecology, this interdisciplinary account explores the ecological issues associated with industrial pollution to provide a complete picture of this important environmental problem from cause to effect to solution. Bringing together diverse viewpoints from academia and environmental agencies and regulators, the contributors cover such topics as biological resources of mining areas, biomonitoring of freshwater and marine ecosystems and risk assessment of contaminated land in order to explore important questions such as: What are the effects of pollutants on functional ecology and ecosystems? Do current monitoring techniques accurately signal the extent of industrial pollution? Does existing policy provide a coherent and practicable approach? Case studies from throughout the world illustrate major themes and provide valuable insights into the positive and negative effects of industrial pollution, the provision of appropriate monitoring schemes and the design of remediation and restoration strategies.

Freshwater Management

Global Versus Local Perspectives

Author: M. Kumagai

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9784431004882

Category: Nature

Page: 233

View: 1916

The management of water supply and quality in lakes, rivers, and reservoirs has proceeded largely on the basis of local rather than global considerations. High-quality freshwater resources are now in critically short supply, not only because of local problems such as over-irrigation and eutrophication, but also as a result of large-scale impacts such as climate effects on the hydrosphere. This book explores the dichotomy of global strategies (international and generic) versus local strategies (site-specific) for lake, river, and reservoir management, and presents a series of contrasting perspectives on topics that include monitoring, modeling, water treatment, eutrophication, and restoration. The final chapter integrates these perspectives and identifies strengths, weaknesses, and complementary aspects of the two approaches to help refine future strategies for the sustainable use of the world's freshwater resources.

River Science

Research and Management for the 21st Century

Author: David J. Gilvear,Malcolm T. Greenwood,Martin C. Thoms,Paul J. Wood

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118643518

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 6334

River Science is a rapidly developing interdisciplinary field at the interface of the natural sciences, engineering and socio-political sciences. It recognises that the sustainable management of contemporary rivers will increasingly require new ways of characterising them to enable engagement with the diverse range of stakeholders. This volume represents the outcome of research by many of the authors and their colleagues over the last 40 years and demonstrates the integral role that River Science now plays in underpinning our understanding of the functioning of natural ecosystems, and how societal demands and historic changes have affected these systems. The book will inform academics, policy makers and society in general of the benefits of healthy functioning riverine systems, and will increase awareness of the wide range of ecosystem goods and services they provide.

The Global Casino

An Introduction to Environmental Issues

Author: Nick Middleton

Publisher: Hodder Education


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 505

View: 7552

The Global Casino is a compelling introduction to environmental issues which links the physical environment to its political, social and economic contexts. Case studies from around the globe are used to illustrate key environmental issues, from global warming and deforestation to natural hazards and soil erosion. The book highlights the underlying causes behind environmental problems, including human actions and emphasises the potential for solutions. In line with contemporary international trends, emphasis is placed on the critical concept of sustainable development. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with the introduction of new illustrative material and up-to-the-minute case studies on topics such as endangered deep-sea species, the global uptake of unleaded petrol, geothermal energy in Iceland, genocide in Rwanda and the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. Particularly useful features for students include points for discussion at the end of each chapter as well as a comprehensive glossary. The lists of key readings and websites, again linked specifically to the content of each chapter, have been fully updated and expanded. The Global Casino is the essential course companion for students of the environment, geography, earth sciences and development studies.

The Benthos of Lakes

Author: Ralph O. Brinkhurst,R. E. Boltt

Publisher: Blackburn Pr

ISBN: 9781930665705

Category: Nature

Page: 190

View: 912

First published in 1974, this book has become a classic in the field.


Author: Kurt Krammer,Horst Lange-Bertalot

Publisher: Lubrecht & Cramer Limited


Category: Algae

Page: 230

View: 4332


Author: Winfried Lampert,Ulrich Sommer

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 9783137864028

Category: Freshwater biology

Page: 489

View: 4545


Einführung in die Phykologie

Author: Christiaan van den Hoek,Hans Martin Jahns

Publisher: N.A


Category: Algae

Page: 481

View: 2232

Insel der Endemiten

geobotanisches Phänomen Neukaledonien

Author: Gerd Moser,Horst Lange-Bertalot,Ditmar Metzeltin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Phytogeography

Page: 464

View: 5584