Rivers of North America
2006 Outstanding Academic Title, by CHOICE
The 2005 Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing by the Association of American Publishers (AAP)
Best Reference 2005, by the Library Journal
Rivers of North America is an important reference for scientists, ecologists, and students studying rivers and their ecosystems. It brings together information from several regional specialists on the major river basins of North America, presented in a large-format, full-color book. The introduction covers general aspects of geology, hydrology, ecology and human impacts on rivers. This is followed by 22 chapters on the major river basins. Each chapter begins with a full-page color photograph and includes several additional photographs within the text. These chapters feature three to five rivers of the basin/region, and cover several other rivers with one-page summaries. Rivers selected for coverage include the largest, the most natural, and the most affected by human impact.
This one-of-a-kind resource is professionally illustrated with maps and color photographs of the key river basins. Readers can compare one river system to another in terms of its physiography, hydrology, ecology, biodiversity, and human impacts.
* Extensive treatment provides a single source of information for North America's major rivers
* Regional specialists provide authoritative information on more than 200 rivers
* Full-color photographs and topographical maps demonstrate the beauty, major features, and uniqueness of each river system
* One-page summaries help readers quickly find key statistics and make comparisons among rivers
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GULF COAST RIVERS OF THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES
GULF COAST RIVERS OF THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES
LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES
SOUTHERN PLAINS RIVERS
UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER BASIN
FRASER RIVER basin
PACIFIC COAST RIVERS OF CANADA AND ALASKA
YUKON RIVER BASIN
MACKENZIE RIVER BASIN
NELSON AND CHURCHILL RIVER BASINS
RIVERS OF ARCTIC NORTH AMERICA
ATLANTIC COAST RIVERS OF CANADA
ST LAWRENCE RIVER BASIN
OHIO RIVER BASIN
MISSOURI RIVER BASIN
COLORADO RIVER BASIN
PACIFIC COAST RIVERS OF THE COTERMINOUS UNITED STATES
COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN
GREAT BASIN RIVERS
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