In Search of Swampland: A Wetland Sourcebook and Field Guide

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Rutgers University Press, 2005 - Nature - 330 pages
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In the revised and expanded edition of this classic guide, Ralph W. Tiner introduces readers to the ecology and beauty of the wetlands in eastern North America. Topics include their formation and functions, wetland types, causes of loss and degradation, and recent efforts to protect them. The discussion now includes many examples from the Great Lakes region and information on best management practices for working in and around wetlands including vernal pools. A new chapter on classification and assessment further clarifies how the unique characteristics of these important natural resources serve specific functions.

In Search of Swampland also provides a field guide to wetland plants, soils, and animals. It includes detailed descriptions and illustrations—many of which are new to this edition—of more than 300 plants and 200 animals. Clear identification keys, information on how to distinguish typical hydric or “wet” soils from dryland soils, and general procedures for identifying wetlands in the field make this book an indispensable resource for readers with little or no training in wetland science, as well as for the scientist or amateur naturalist.

  

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Tiner, a noted wetlands ecologist, has an evident affection for swamps, marshes, and bogs. In this readable yet comprehensive book, he proves to be an enthusiastic guide to all aspects of the wetland ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER
14
CHAPTER 3
29
CHAPTER 4
44
CHAPTER 5
50
CHAPTER 6
81
CHAPTER 7
84
CHAPTER 8
106
CHAPTER 9
127
Enhancement
141
PART
147
CHAPTER 11
212
CHAPTER 12
223
CHAPTER 13
265
CHAPTER 14
275
References 317
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Ralph W. Tiner is an adjunct professor in the Department of Plant, Soil, and Insect Sciences at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst

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