Rivers of North America (Google eBook)

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Arthur C. Benke, Colbert E. Cushing
Academic Press, Sep 6, 2011 - Nature - 1168 pages
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AWARDS:
2006 Outstanding Academic Title, by CHOICE

The 2005 Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing by the Association of American Publishers (AAP)

Best Reference 2005, by the Library Journal

Rivers of North America is an important reference for scientists, ecologists, and students studying rivers and their ecosystems. It brings together information from several regional specialists on the major river basins of North America, presented in a large-format, full-color book. The introduction covers general aspects of geology, hydrology, ecology and human impacts on rivers. This is followed by 22 chapters on the major river basins. Each chapter begins with a full-page color photograph and includes several additional photographs within the text. These chapters feature three to five rivers of the basin/region, and cover several other rivers with one-page summaries. Rivers selected for coverage include the largest, the most natural, and the most affected by human impact.

This one-of-a-kind resource is professionally illustrated with maps and color photographs of the key river basins. Readers can compare one river system to another in terms of its physiography, hydrology, ecology, biodiversity, and human impacts.

* Extensive treatment provides a single source of information for North America's major rivers
* Regional specialists provide authoritative information on more than 200 rivers
* Full-color photographs and topographical maps demonstrate the beauty, major features, and uniqueness of each river system
* One-page summaries help readers quickly find key statistics and make comparisons among rivers
  

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Contents

BACKGROUND AND APPROACH
1
ATLANTIC COAST RIVERS OF THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES
21
ATLANTIC COAST RIVERS OF THE SOUTHEASTERN United STATES
73
GULF COAST RIVERS OF THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES
125
GULF COAST RIVERS OF THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES
181
LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES
231
SOUTHERN PLAINS RIVERS
283
UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER BASIN
327
FRASER RIVER basin
697
PACIFIC COAST RIVERS OF CANADA AND ALASKA
735
YUKON RIVER BASIN
775
MACKENZIE RIVER BASIN
805
NELSON AND CHURCHILL RIVER BASINS
853
RIVERS OF ARCTIC NORTH AMERICA
903
ATLANTIC COAST RIVERS OF CANADA
939
ST LAWRENCE RIVER BASIN
983

OHIO RIVER BASIN
375
MISSOURI RIVER BASIN
427
COLORADO RIVER BASIN
483
PACIFIC COAST RIVERS OF THE COTERMINOUS UNITED STATES
541
COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN
591
GREAT BASIN RIVERS
655
RIVERS OF MEXICO
1031
OVERVIEW AND PROSPECTS
1087
COMMON AND SCIENTIFIC NAMES FOR PLANTS VERTEBRATES AND SELECTED INVERTEBRATES
1105
GLOSSARY
1135
INDEX OF RIVERS
1139
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Colbert E. Cushing, formerly at the Ecosystems Department of Batelle Pacific NW Laboratories, is affiliated with Streamside Programs in Estes Park, Colorado. His books include "Streams: Their Ecology and Life "(2001, coauthored with J.D. Allan). Kenneth W. Cummins is Co-director of the Institute for River Ecosystems and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Fisheries Biology at Humboldt State University. His books include "An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America "(third edition, 1996, coedited with R.W. Merritt). G. Wayne Minshall is Professor Emeritus of Ecology at Idaho State University. Among his books is "Stream Ecology "(1995, coedited with J.R. Barnes).