eBook The Living Earth: Lakes and Wetlands, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615304037
  • ISBN-13: 9781615304035
  • DDC: 551.48
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released May 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

Lakes and wetlands are significant ecosystems that nourish, sustain, and house many of the planet's plant and animal species. Though both of these regions are defined by water—both fresh and saline—each lake and particular type of wetland also has characteristics all its own. This detailed volume considers the formation, composition, and maintenance of these intricate ecological units and the various life forms they support. Dramatic full-color photographs and in-depth profiles of Earth's major lakes highlight the beauty and complexity of these regions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Lakes.
2: Limnology: The Study of Fresh Waters.
3: The History of Lakes.
4: The Physical Characteristics of Lakes.
5: Water and Energy Fluxes in Lakes.
6: The Water Quality of Lakes.
7: Lake Basins.
8: The Classification of Basins.
9: Evaporites.
10: Basin Topography.
11: Sediments and Sedimentation.
12: Lake Waters.
13: Chemical Composition.
14: Thermal Properties.
15: Eutrophication.
16: Vertical Mixing and Overturn.
17: The Heat Budget of Lakes.
18: Heat Transfer.
19: Uses and Abuses of Lakes.
20: Economy and Ecology.
21: Problems and Effects.
22: Lake Hydraulics.
23: Currents.
24: Pressure Gradients.
25: Wind Stress.
26: Internal Waves and Langmuir Circulation.
27: Surface Waves.
28: Seiches.
29: The Effects of Wave and Current Action.
30: The Hydrologic Balance of the Lakes.
31: The Water Budget.
32: Water-Level Fluctuations.
33: Lake Extinction.
34: Inland Water Ecosystems.
35: The Origin of Inland Waters.
36: Permanent Bodies of Standing Fresh Water.
37: Temporary Bodies of Standing Fresh Water.
38: Saline Lakes.
39: The Biota of Inland Waters.
40: The Structure of Inland Water Ecosystems.
41: The Biological Productivity of Inland Water Ecosystems.
42: Major Lakes of the World.
43: Dead Sea.
44: Caspian Sea.
45: Physical Features.
46: Study and Exploration.
47: Great Bear Lake.
48: The Great Lakes.
49: Lake Erie.
50: Lake Huron.
51: Lake Michigan.
52: Lake Ontario.
53: Lake Superior.
54: Lake Agassiz.
55: Great Salt Lake.
56: Great Slave Lake.
57: Lake Baikal.
58: Lake Balkhash.
59: Lake Chad.
60: Geology and Physiography.
61: Climate.
62: Hydrology.
63: Plant Life.
64: Animal Life.
65: Study and Exploration.
66: Lake Nyasa.
67: Lake Tanganyika.
68: Lake Victoria.
69: Lake Winnipeg.
70: Wetlands.
71: Coastal Systems.
72: Mangrove Swamps.
73: Salt Marshes.
74: The Rann of Kachchh.
75: Freshwater Tidal Marshes.
76: Seaweed-Based Systems.
77: Sea-Grass Beds.
78: Beaches and Mudflats.
79: Inland Wetland Systems.
80: Freshwater Marshes.
81: Pantanal.
82: Bogs and Fens.
83: Peat and Peat Moss.
84: Forested Swamps.
85: Riparian Systems.
86: Wetland Management.
87: Wetland Ecology.
88: Wetland Flora and Fauna.
89: Bog Biota.
90: Heaths.
91: Marsh Flora.
92: Animals of the Marsh.
93: Trees and Other Plants of the Swamp.
94: Salt Swamp Flora.
95: Swamp Fauna.
96: Specific Wetland Regions.
97: Bangweulu.
98: Big Cypress Swamp.
99: Congaree National Park.
100: The Everglades.
101: Great Dismal Swamp.
102: Himmerland.
103: Lake Ḥammār.
104: Okavango Delta.
105: Okefenokee Swamp.
106: Pripet Marshes.
107: Sundarbans.
108: Zoigê Marsh.
109: Conclusion.
Notable Smaller Lakes of the World.
Hongze Lake.
Koko Nor.
Lake Como.
Lake Constance.
Lake Edward.
Lake Eyre.
Lake Garda.
Lake Geneva.
Lake Ladoga.
Lake Maggiore.
Lake Maracaibo.
Lake Managua.
Lake Nasser.
Lake Nicaragua.
Lake Onega.
Lake Rudolf.
Lake Tai.
Lake Titicaca.
Lake Urmia.
Lake Van.
Lake Winnipegosis.
Lake Ysyk.
Tonle Sap.
Average Net Primary Production of the Earth's Major Habitats.
Areas and Volumes of the Great Lakes.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.