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The water encyclopedia

Author: Frits Van der Leeden; Fred L Troise; David Keith Todd
Publisher: Chelsea, Mich. : Lewis Publishers, ©1990.
Series: Geraghty & Miller ground-water series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Contains thousands of facts on water. This new edition is twice as large as the original book.

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Genre/Form: Reference sources
Tables
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frits Van der Leeden; Fred L Troise; David Keith Todd
ISBN: 0873711203 9780873711203
OCLC Number: 20490061
Notes: First ed. by: David Keith Todd.
Description: xii, 808 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: CLIMATE AND PRECIPITATION: Climatic data (United States), Climatic data (World), Weather extremes, Precipitation data, Snow and snow melt --
HYDROLOGIC ELEMENTS: Hydrologic cycle, Water resources (United States), World water balance, Hydrologic data, Interception, Infiltration, Runoff, Erosion and sedimentation, Transpiration, Evaporation, Consumptive use, Phreatophytes, Reference books --
SURFACE WATER: Rivers, Lakes, Waterfalls, Glaciers and ice, Floods, Flood prevention, Flood control works, Water areas (United States), Oceans and seas --
GROUND WATER: Ground water (United States), Water wells (United States), Water wells, Injection wells, Pumping of water, Subsidence, Aquifer characteristics, Soil moisture, Springs, Artificial recharge, Geophysical logging --
WATER USE: Water use (United States), Water use (World), Public water supply (United States), Public water supply (World), Domestic water consumption, Bottled water, Industrial and commercial water use (United States), Industrial water use (World), Irrigation (United States), Irrigation (World), Livestock, Navigation and waterways, Waterborne commerce, Water based recreation, Fisheries, Water in foods --
WATER QUALITY: Water quality, Drinking water quality standards (United States), Drinking water standards (World), Municipal water quality, Industrial water quality, Irrigation water quality, Water quality for aquatic life, Recreational water quality, Water quality for livestock, Water treatment processes, Water treatment facilities. ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS: Pollution sources an pathways, Surface water pollution, Ground water contamination, Domestic sewage, Municipal sewerage, Industrial wastewater, Wastewater treatment and reclamation, Solid waste, Agricultural activities/fertilizers and pesticides, Urban runoff/deicing materials, Air emissions/acid rain/sea level rise, Offshore waste disposal, Energy development, Waterborne diseases/health hazards --
WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: Dams, Reservoirs, Hydroelectric power, Costs of water projects, Project planning and analysis, Research and expenditures, Desalination, Water transfer, Ground water, Water conservation --
WATER LAW AND TREATIES --
AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS: Federal agencies, State water agencies, Commissions, Universities, Professional, trade and environmental groups --
CONSTANTS AND CONVERSION FACTORS: Physical properties of water, Water quality, Length, Area, Volume, Velocity, Flow rate, Weight, Pressure, Permeability, Power, Temperature.
Series Title: Geraghty & Miller ground-water series.
Responsibility: Frits van der Leeden, Fred L. Troise, David Keith Todd.

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