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Author Beck, Gregor Gilpin, 1964- author.

Title Watersheds : a practical handbook for healthy water / Gregor Gilpin Beck ; illustrations by Clive Dobson.

Publication Info. Buffalo, New York ; Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, 2022.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - New Materials  551 BECK    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - New Books  NEW 551.4 BECK    Check Shelf
Edition Second edition, revised and updated.
Description 159 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 156) and index.
Summary "Water is our most vital resource, yet few understand even the basics of watershed ecology. This new edition has been updated to reflect growing environmental challenges, such as climate change, the insidious spread of invasive species and the loss of biodiversity. Watersheds: A Practical Handbook for Healthy Water is an engaging and informative introduction to ecology and environmental issues that focus on water-related issues. Well suited for youth or general readers of any age, Watersheds combines a profusion of beautiful illustrations with non-technical and accessible text, making it attractive as well as informative. The book explains ecological principles, environmental challenges, introduces North America's major biological regions, outlines the complexities of water and nutrient cycles and explains the ecology of wetlands and waterways. Watersheds also explains some of the major environmental issues facing North America, including air pollution, water pollution, invasive exotic species, and habitat loss and destruction. Watersheds provides detailed information on: water and nutrient cycles bioregions and aquatic habitats exotic species invasions water and air pollution ecological restoration habitat loss. While Watersheds identifies and explains multiple ecological challenges, the book is engaging, empowering, and positive, providing practical "How Can I Help?" sections aimed to inspire participation in efforts to restore watersheds and protect the environment. As the book explains, what's good for one's local watershed is also good for the planet -- so we can all help protect and restore our natural environment."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Watershed ecology -- North America.
Watersheds -- North America.
Water quality -- North America.
Water -- Pollution -- North America.
Watershed restoration -- North America.
Water -- Pollution. (OCoLC)fst01171279
Water quality. (OCoLC)fst01171832
Watershed ecology. (OCoLC)fst01172715
Watershed restoration. (OCoLC)fst01172742
Watersheds. (OCoLC)fst01172744
North America. (OCoLC)fst01242475
Added Author Dobson, Clive, 1949- illustrator.
ISBN 9780228103233 (softcover)
0228103231 (softcover)
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