Rivers of the United StatesBook - 1994-
This is the first of a series of books providing a comprehensive, unified and integrated treatment of all the major rivers and estuaries of the contiguous United States. The hydrology, chemistry and biology of rivers in natural circumstances are described. This volume deals with estuaries, those biologically productive zones where rivers meet the oceans.
This six-volume set offers a comprehensive, unified and integrated treatment of all major rivers and estuaries of the contiguous United States. Describes the hydrology, chemistry and biology of rivers in natural circumstances. Includes numerous photographs, maps and graphs.
Begins a series of six volumes on the structure and functioning of ecosystems in headwaters, main stems, and estuaries of riverine systems of the US. Estuaries were selected primarily to represent geohydrological types, e.g., fjords, drowned river basins, barrier island estuaries, submerged grass meadows (southern Florida), mangrove estuaries, and tectonic-formed estuaries. The emphasis is on the importance of large numbers of species belonging to many phylogenetic groups working together to form functional communities that are able to maintain themselves over changing conditions and to function under many different environments. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.