Lakes and Rivers

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Infobase Publishing, 2009 - Lake ecology - 258 pages
The geography and geology of lakes and rivers is a fascinating subject. From plankton to larger fishes and wildlife, rivers and lakes are rich with biodiversity. The earliest civilizations were based around rivers such as the Nile, Tigris and Euphrates, a
 

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Contents

Freshwater Lakes and Rivers
1
Physical Geography of Lakes and Rivers
26
River and Lake Portraits
57
Biology of Lakes and Rivers
90
Ecology of Lakes and Rivers
128
Rivers and Lakes in History
151
Uses of Lakes and Rivers
170
Threats to Lakes and Rivers
186
Conclusion
217
Glossary
237
Bibliography and Further Reading
246
Web Sites
248
Index
251
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