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Understanding wetlands : fen, bog, and marsh

Author: S M Haslam
Publisher: London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Understanding Wetlands explains how these unique habitats are created naturally and how they sustain themselves. It describes how the flora and fauna of wetlands are ideally adapted to their environment and how the ecosystem copes with pollutants and climatic change. The impact of human activity such as farming, building and recreation is also assessed. The book concludes with a look at the need for conservation."  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S M Haslam
ISBN: 0415257948 9780415257947
OCLC Number: 51087535
Description: ix, 296 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Wetlands matter --
How wetlands work --
In wetland wilds --
The animals --
The waters of the wetlands --
Chemical types and vegetation types --
The power to purify --
Phragmites: a study in plant behaviour and human use --
The silent battlefield: vegetation changes --
Threats and losses, past and present --
Conservation.
Responsibility: Sylvia Haslam.
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