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Patrick, Ruth 1907-2013

Overview
Works: 143 works in 327 publications in 1 language and 5,705 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Patterns  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
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Most widely held works by Ruth Patrick
Surface water quality : have the laws been successful? by Ruth Patrick( )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addressing ecologists, legislators, lawyers, and industrialists alike, Ruth Patrick asks what has been accomplished with the millions of dollars spent on upgrading our surface waters. Has the water improved in spite of the fact that the crayfish, snails, and algae are not those that one would expect to find in natural rivers and estuaries? To evaluate the success of environmental laws over the past two decades, the author examines the aquatic life of river systems in the Delaware Valley, Texas, and Georgia--the only areas in the United States where she found enough biological data to determine trends over time. Although tracing the impact of environmental laws is difficult, Patrick found that for these three water systems the results were generally positive. However, if society as a whole wants effective environmental legislation, organizations must take on a more systematic and orderly approach to data gathering. Patrick argues that in monitoring the waters, one must study protozoa, algae, and worms as well as fish, oysters, and shrimp; one must track amounts of metal as well as low concentrations of oxygen. In proposing options for the future, the author predicts that the cost of such monitoring will be higher than present expenditures, but the cost of lax control will be even greater. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The diatoms of the United States, exclusive of Alaska and Hawaii by Ruth Patrick( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 1975 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Groundwater contamination in the United States by Ruth Patrick( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rivers of the United States by Ruth Patrick( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Groundwater contamination in the United States by Veronica I Pye( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing water resources by John Cairns( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diversity( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hydrology of two small river basins in Pennsylvania before urbanization by R. Adam Miller( )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Data on various hydrologic parameters are given to facilitate discerning the effects of future urbanization."
For whose benefit? : the everyday realities of welfare reform by Ruth Patrick( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'For whose benefit?' explores how those at the sharp end of welfare reform experience changes to the benefit system. It looks at how the rights and responsibilities of citizenship are experienced on the ground, and whether the welfare state still offers meaningful protection and security to those who rely upon it
The Catherwood Foundation Peruvian-Amazon Expedition : limnological and systematic studies by Ruth Patrick( Book )

9 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of trace elements in management of nuisance growths by Ruth Patrick( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The process of using participatory research methods with film-making to disseminate research : challenges and potential by Ellie Land( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This case study outlines the process of developing an animated film to disseminate research into the lived experiences of welfare reform
Crochet Handbook Stitch Guide : essential crochet techniques and stitch patterns to improve your skills by Ruth Patrick( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wealth's fair measure : the reform of inheritance tax by Ruth Patrick( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quilter's bible : essential quilting and patchwork techniques by Ruth Patrick( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ground water contamination : sources, effects and options to deal with the problem : proceedings of the Third National Water Conference by National Water Conference( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two studies of Tinicum Marsh, Delaware and Philadelphia Counties, Pennsylvania: The natural features of Tinicum Marsh, with particular emphasis on the vegetation by Jack McCormick( Book )

2 editions published between 1970 and 1982 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rivers of the United States / the Mississippi River and tributaries North of St. Louis by Ruth Patrick( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Describes the organisms that compose the structure and function in the ecosystems in each river that make possible the conversion of waste into energy and food and hence transfer to other organisms the nutrients that were originally tied up in wastes ... The criterion for selecting habitats in a stream for description was that a natural functioning ecosystem was operative: in other words, that they have not been altered by the effects of pollution or by manmade structures. In the case of the Mississippi River, it was impossible to find an area that was not affected by dams or pollution. Therefore, the book considers areas between dams where the flow of the river approaches natural conditions ... In this treatment of the Mississippi Drainage, there are many different types of water ... Chemical characteristics greatly influence the type of fauna and flora that are present"--Preface
Proceedings of the fourth national conference, Solid Waste Management( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rivers of the United States by Ruth Patrick( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Rivers of the United States
Alternative Names
Ruth Patrick Amerikaans limnologist (1907-2013)

Ruth Patrick botanegydd

Ruth Patrick Botànica i limnòloga estatunidenca

Ruth Patrick Botánica y limnóloga de los Estados Unidos

Ruth Patrick US-amerikanische Botanikerin und Limnologin

Патрик, Рут Миртл

روت پاتریک

روث باتريك

ルース・パトリック

Languages
English (135)

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Groundwater contamination in the United StatesRivers of the United StatesManaging water resourcesCrochet Handbook Stitch Guide : essential crochet techniques and stitch patterns to improve your skillsThe quilter's bible : essential quilting and patchwork techniquesRivers of the United States / the Mississippi River and tributaries North of St. LouisRivers of the United States