Encyclopedia of Lakes and Reservoirs (Hardcover, 2012)


Lakes and reservoirs hold about 90% of the world's surface fresh water, but overuse, water withdrawal and pollution of these bodies puts some one billion people at risk. The Encyclopedia of Lakes and Reservoirs reviews the physical, chemical and ecological characteristics of lakes and reservoirs, and describes their uses and environmental state trends in different parts of the world. Superbly illustrated throughout, it includes some 200 entries in a range of topics, including acidification, artificialisation, canals, climate change effects, dams, dew ponds, drainage, eutrofication, evaporation, fisheries, hydro-electric power, nutrients, organic pollution, paleolimnology, reservoir capacities and depths, sedimentation, water resources and more.

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Lakes and reservoirs hold about 90% of the world's surface fresh water, but overuse, water withdrawal and pollution of these bodies puts some one billion people at risk. The Encyclopedia of Lakes and Reservoirs reviews the physical, chemical and ecological characteristics of lakes and reservoirs, and describes their uses and environmental state trends in different parts of the world. Superbly illustrated throughout, it includes some 200 entries in a range of topics, including acidification, artificialisation, canals, climate change effects, dams, dew ponds, drainage, eutrofication, evaporation, fisheries, hydro-electric power, nutrients, organic pollution, paleolimnology, reservoir capacities and depths, sedimentation, water resources and more.

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Product Details

General

Imprint

Springer-Verlag New York

Country of origin

United States

Series

Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series

Release date

June 2012

Availability

Expected to ship within 12 - 17 working days

First published

2011

Editors

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Dimensions

279 x 210 x 47mm (L x W x T)

Format

Hardcover

Pages

954

Edition

2012

ISBN-13

978-1-4020-5616-1

Barcode

9781402056161

Categories

LSN

1-4020-5616-8



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