Texas Aquatic Science

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Texas A&M University Press, Dec 29, 2014 - Science - 234 pages
This classroom resource provides clear, concise scientific information in an understandable and enjoyable way about water and aquatic life. Spanning the hydrologic cycle from rain to watersheds, aquifers to springs, rivers to estuaries, ample illustrations promote understanding of important concepts and clarify major ideas.

Aquatic science is covered comprehensively, with relevant principles of chemistry, physics, geology, geography, ecology, and biology included throughout the text. Emphasizing water sustainability and conservation, the book tells us what we can do personally to conserve for the future and presents job and volunteer opportunities in the hope that some students will pursue careers in aquatic science.

Texas Aquatic Science, originally developed as part of a multi-faceted education project for middle and high school students, can also be used at the college level for non-science majors, in the home-school environment, and by anyone who educates kids about nature and water.

To learn more about The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, sponsors of this book's series, please click here.
 

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Contents

Ch 1 Water is Life
1
Water
11
Ch 3 What is your Watershed Address?
21
Ch 4 Living in Water
28
Ch 5 From Sun to Sunfish
46
Ch 6 Aquatic Ecosystems
58
Ch 7 Aquifers Springs
67
Ch 8 Streams Rivers
81
Ch 11 Bays Estuaries
115
The Gulf of Mexico
129
Ch 13 Fishing for Conservation
145
Ch 14 Water for People and the Enviornment
157
Appendix A
169
Appendix B
173
Glossary
175
Index
189

Ch 9 Lakes Ponds
92
Ch 10 Wetlands
102

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About the author (2014)

RUDOLPH A. ROSEN is a professor at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University. He is author of Money for the Cause: A Complete Guide to Event Fundraising (Texas A&M University Press, 2012).

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