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Streams : their ecology and life / Colbert E. Cushing, J. David Allan.

Cushing, C. E. (Colbert E.).
Contributor(s): Allan, J. David.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBook; Format: print Publisher: San Diego, Calif. ; London : Academic Press, c2001Description: xiii, 366 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780120503407; 0120503409.Subject(s): Limnología | Ecología de ríos | Cursos de agua -- Aspectos ambientales | Ríos -- aspectos ambientales | Stream ecology | Stream animals | Stream plants | Stream ecology -- United States | Stream ecology -- North America | Stream animals -- North America | Stream plants -- North America | Écologie des cours d'eau | Flore des cours d'eau -- Amérique du Nord | Faune des cours d'eau -- Amérique du Nord | Rivieren | Ecologie | BiotopenTambién disponible en versión electrónica. Consulte en Libros y Revistas electrónicas (
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Streams is a handbook that combines a discussion of the ecology of streams and rivers, in layperson language, with an illustrated field guide of the plants and animals found in running waters of North America. Various illustrations and maps accompany the text. The authors are extremely well known--Cushing is the lead content provider for an America On-Line service provided through Trout Unlimited entitled "Ask Dr. Cushing." He is frequently asked the sorts of questions that are answered in this field guide. J. David Allan is the author of a well known textbook in Aquatic Ecology.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The ecology of rivers and streams: Rivers as dynamic physical entities; Abiotic factors; Energy resources; Feeding roles and food webs; Ecology : the structure and function of riverine ecosystems -- Types of rivers: Trout streams; Large rivers of the West; Diverse rivers of the Southeast; Warm-water rivers of the Midwest; Desert rivers of the Southwest; Special riverine systems -- The biota of rivers: Algae; Higher plants : the macrophytes; Insects; Mollusks; Crustaceans; Other invertebrates; Fishes; Reptiles and amphibians; Birds; Mammals -- Management, conservation, and restoration of rivers: Coping with the threats to America's rivers.

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