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Lakes and wetlands

Author: John P Rafferty
Publisher: New York : Britannica Educational Pub. in association with Rosen Educational Services, 2011.
Series: Living Earth (Britannica Educational Publishing)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Lakes and wetlands are significant ecosystems that nourish, sustain, and house many of the planet's plant and animal species. Though both of these regions are defined by water--both fresh and saline--each lake and particular type of wetland also has characteristics all its own. This detailed volume considers the formation, composition, and maintenance of these intricate ecological units and the various life forms  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John P Rafferty
ISBN: 9781615303205 1615303200
OCLC Number: 639574689
Description: xvii, 235 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Lakes --
Lake hydraulics --
Inland water ecosystems --
Major lakes of the world --
Wetlands --
Wetland flora and fauna --
Appendix A: notable smaller lakes of the world --
Appendix B: average net primary production of the Earth's major habitats --
Appendix C: areas and volumes of the Great Lakes.
Series Title: Living Earth (Britannica Educational Publishing)
Responsibility: edited by John P. Rafferty.

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Lakes and wetlands are significant ecosystems that nourish, sustain, and house many of the planet's plant and animal species. Though both of these regions are defined by water--both fresh and saline--each lake and particular type of wetland also has characteristics all its own. This detailed volume considers the formation, composition, and maintenance of these intricate ecological units and the various life forms they support. Dramatic full-color photographs and in-depth profiles of Earth's major lakes highlight the beauty and complexity of these regions.

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