Wetlands. A Threatened Landscape. Institute of British Geographers Special Publication

  • ID: 2248586
  • Book
  • Region: Britain, United Kingdom, Great Britain
  • 432 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The purpose of this comprehensive appraisal of the world′s wetlands is threefold: firstly to explore and to explain the evolution, occurrence and composition of wetlands and their physical and biological dynamics; second, to consider the impact upon them of agriculture, industry, urbanization and recreation; and third, to examine what steps are being and should be taken to manage and to preserve them.
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Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1. Understanding Wetlands: Michael Williams (Oriel College, Oxford University).

2. Wetland Hydronamics, Morphology and Sedimentation: Antony Orme (University of California, Los Angeles).

3. Soils and Ecology: Temperate Wetlands: Peter D. Moore (King′s College, London).

4. Soils and Ecology: Tropical Wetlands: Thomas V. Armentano (Holcombe Research Institute, Indianapolis).

5. Archaeology and Wetlands: A Wealth of Evidence: Bryony Coles (University of Cambridge).

6. Agricultural Impacts in Temperate Wetlands: Michael Williams (University of Oxford).

7. Agricultural Impact in Tropical Wetlands: John R. Richards (Duke University).

8. Post–industrialization, Urbanization and Wetland Loss: David A. Pinder and Michael Witherick (University of Southampton).

9. Recreation and Wetlands: Impacts, Conflict and Policy Issues: David C. Mercer (Monash University).

10. Wetland Losses and Gains: James G. Gosselink and Edward Maltby (Louisianna State University and University of Exeter).

11. Protection and Retrospection: Michael Williams.

The Contributors.

Bibliography.

Related Titles: List of IBG Special Publications.

Index.

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