Encyclopedia of Lakes and Reservoirs (Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences) (Hardcover)

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By Lars Bengtsson (Editor), Reginald W. Herschy (Editor), Rhodes W. Fairbridge (Editor)
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Lakes and reservoirs hold about 90% of the world's surface fresh water, but overuse, water withdrawal and pollution of these bodies puts some one billion people at risk. The Encyclopedia of Lakes and Reservoirs reviews the physical, chemical and ecological characteristics of lakes and reservoirs, and describes their uses and environmental state trends in different parts of the world. Superbly illustrated throughout, it includes some 200 entries in a range of topics, including acidification, artificialisation, canals, climate change effects, dams, dew ponds, drainage, eutrofication, evaporation, fisheries, hydro-electric power, nutrients, organic pollution, paleolimnology, reservoir capacities and depths, sedimentation, water resources and more.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781402056178
ISBN-10: 1402056176
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: July 9th, 2012
Pages: 954
Language: English
Series: Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences