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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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
RIVERS OF MEXICO
OVERVIEW AND PROSPECTS
COMMON AND SCIENTIFIC NAMES FOR PLANTS VERTEBRATES AND SELECTED INVERTEBRATES
INDEX OF RIVERS
abundant agriculture alkalinity American aquatic vertebrates Arkansas benthic brown trout CaCO3 caddisflies Canyon Central channel catfish Cheumatopsyche chironomid chub Coastal Plain Colorado River common carp cottonwood dams darter diversity dominated downstream drainage eastern Ecology ecosystem Evapotranspiration fish species Fisheries Flathead flathead catfish flood floodplain flow Forests Freshwater ecoregion frog Grasslands habitat headwaters Hydropsyche impoundments invertebrates J J J F M Lake land largemouth bass lower basin main stem Major benthic invertebrates Major information sources Major other aquatic Major riparian plants mayflies Mean discharge Mean monthly air Mexico minnow Mississippi River monthly air temperature Mountains mussels native Nonnative species North northern Number of fish people/km2 Major information Physiographic provinces Plateau Population rainbow trout range region reservoirs River basin River order runoff salmon sediment shad shiner smallmouth bass southern stoneflies streams sucker sunfish Terrestrial ecoregions Texas tributaries trout upstream urban Valley Water quality western wetlands willow
Sivu 465 - Changes in the channel of the lower Missouri River and effects on fish and wildlife.
Sivu 83 - ... colour, they have made Brick of the Clay, which proves very good; and Lime they have also for building. The whole Country consists of stately Woods, Groves, Marshes and Meadows; it abounds with variety of as brave Okes as Eye can behold, great Bodies tall and streight from 60 to 80 foot, before there be any Boughs, which with the little under-wood makes the Woods very commodious to travel in, either on Horse-back or a foot.
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Sivu 577 - Cloern 1992. Trophic interactions and direct physical effects control phytoplankton biomass and production in an estuary.
Sivu 525 - Kramer and DR Franklin. 1970. Distribution of Green River fishes in Utah and Colorado following closure of Flaming Gorge Dam.
Sivu 286 - The grass upon the Staked Plain is generally a very short variety of mezquite, called buffalo grass, from one to two inches in length, and gives the plains the appearance of an interminable meadow that has been recently mown very close to the earth. I have never travelled over a route on the plains west of the Cross Timbers where the water, grass, and wood were as good and abundant as upon the one over which our* explorations have led us. This has been to us a most agreeable surprise, as our friends,...
Sivu 269 - Aquatic Habitat Studies on the Lower Mississippi River, River Mile 480 to 530; Report 2, Aquatic Habitat Mapping," Miscellaneous Paper E-80-1, US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Miss.
Sivu 164 - Hobbs, Horton H., Jr., and CW Hart, Jr. 1959. The Freshwater Decapod Crustaceans of the Apalachicola Drainage System in Florida, Southern Alabama, and Georgia. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, 4(5): 145-191, 39 figures.
Sivu 218 - Water and Sustainable Development in the Binational Lower Rio Grande/Rio Bravo...
Sivu 314 - Valentine, BD, and DH Stansbery. 1971. An introduction to the naiads of the Lake Texoma region, Oklahoma, with notes on the Red River fauna (Mollusca: Unionidae). Sterkiana 42:1-40.