Watersheds: A Practical Handbook for Healthy Water (Paperback)

Watersheds: A Practical Handbook for Healthy Water By Clive Dobson, Gregor Gilpin Beck, Clive Dobson (Illustrator) Cover Image

Watersheds: A Practical Handbook for Healthy Water (Paperback)


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Water is our most vital resource. Yet few understand even the basics of watershed ecology

Watersheds: A Practical Handbook for Healthy Water provides a fascinating overview of the fundamentals of ecology from the simple concept of a watershed to the biological intricacies of a wetland ecosystem and its implications on the environment.

More than 100 illustrations, especially done for this book, help explain the numerous environmental issues and the intricate web of life that connect each of us to all other life on the planet through out involvement in the watershed cycle.

Watersheds includes information on:

  • water and nutrient cycles bioregions and aquatic habitats exotic species invasions
    - water and air pollution ecological restoration habitat loss

Special "How Can I Help?" sections throughout the book provide practical and meaningful ways in which individuals can make a difference to the health of watersheds by reducing water and air pollution, preserving native forests, and helping restore the health of streams and rivers.

Clive Dobson is a multi-disciplined Toronto-based artist whose range of work reflects his concern for the rapidly changing North American landscape. Gregor Gilpin Beck is a research biologist and writer specializing in ecology, environmental education and conservation. He teaches college and university courses in water pollution, biology and ecology in Toronto.
Product Details ISBN: 9781552093306
ISBN-10: 1552093301
Publisher: Firefly Books
Publication Date: June 1st, 1999
Pages: 160
Language: English