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Lakes : a very short introduction

Author: Warwick F Vincent
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Very short introductions, 547.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"From the mysterious depths of Lake Vostok, Antarctica, to tropical floodplain lakes, inland bodies of water share many distinctive features. How are they formed? Can 'dead lakes' be revived? What can lakes tell us about Earth's past and present? Warwick Vincent explains the main aspects of lake science, or limnology. Using examples from across the world, he describes the environmental features and ecology of lakes,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Warwick F Vincent
ISBN: 9780198766735 0198766734
OCLC Number: 1000116974
Description: xxi, 146 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Deep waters --
Sunlight and motion --
Life support systems --
Food chains to fish --
Extreme lakes --
Lakes and us.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 547.
Responsibility: Warwick F. Vincent.

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Ranging from vast inland seas to hydro-reservoirs, lakes are unique, complex, ecosystems. Warwick Vincent introduces lake science, or limnology, and the importance of protecting and sustaining these  Read more...

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