Wetlands

Author: William J. Mitsch,James G. Gosselink

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118174488

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 600

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Feuchtgebiete

Roman

Author: Charlotte Roche

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832185380

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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Nach einer missglückten Intimrasur liegt die 18-jährige Helen auf der Inneren Abteilung von Maria Hilf. Sie wartet auf den Besuch ihrer geschiedenen Eltern, in der irren Hoffnung, die beiden könnten sich am Krankenbett der Tochter endlich versöhnen. Unterdessen nimmt sie jene Bereiche ihres Körpers unter die Lupe, die gewöhnlich als unmädchenhaft gelten, und lässt Krankenpfleger Robin die Stellen fotografieren, die sich ihrem neugierigen Blick entziehen. Nebenher pflegt sie ihre Sammlung von Avocadokernen, die ihr auch in sexueller Hinsicht wertvolle Dienste leisten. Selbst wenn Helens Besessenheit eine Notoperation nötig werden lässt – ihr ungestümer Witz und ihre Wahrhaftigkeit machen sie zu einer Sensation nicht nur auf der Station des Krankenhauses. Sie spricht aus, was andere nicht einmal zu denken wagen. „Feuchtgebiete" ist eine Exkursion zu den letzten Tabus der Gegenwart. Mutig, radikal und provokant rebelliert Charlotte Roches Roman gegen Hygienehysterie und die sterile Ästhetik der Frauenzeitschriften, gegen den standardisierten Umgang mit dem weiblichen Körper und seiner Sexualität – und erzählt dabei die wunderbar wilde Geschichte einer ebenso genusssüchtigen wie verletzlichen Heldin.

Wetlands of Tanzania

Proceedings of a Seminar on the Wetlands of Tanzania, Morogoro, Tanzania, 27-29 November, 1991

Author: G. L. Kamukala,S. A. Crafter

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 9782831701851

Category: History

Page: 169

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These 16 papers and final recommendations provide up-to-date information and offer guidance on future wetlands development options.

Wetlands

Author: Sharon L. Spray,Karen Leah McGlothlin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742525696

Category: Science

Page: 193

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The purpose of the Exploring Environmental Challenges: A Multidisciplinary Approach series is to publish a collection of short texts that each explore a specific environmental issue and describe the methodologies, theories, and findings pertaining to that issue from both natural and social science perspectives. Each text contains three natural science essays, three social science essays, and a concluding essay. Intended for introductory environmental studies courses, these balanced, thoughtful, and rigorous texts aim to provide students with a deeper understanding of the relationship between people and their environment, and to serve as a foundation for further inquiry and discussion. Wetlands introduces students to the natural ecological functions and policy issues of wetlands so they will have a solid understanding of why these ecosystems are necessary and why their governance remains a significant environmental challenge. Although not a comprehensive overview on wetlands, it does provide background material for a more comprehensive investigation into the science behind and the management of these ecosystems.

Wetlands

Characteristics and Boundaries

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Committee on Characterization of Wetlands

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309176794

Category: Science

Page: 328

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"Wetlands" has become a hot word in the current environmental debate. But what does it signify? In 1991, proposed changes in the legal definities of wetlands stirred controversy and focused attention on the scientific and economic aspects of their management. This volume explores how to define wetlands. The committee--whose members were drawn from academia, government, business, and the environmental community--builds a rational, scientific basis for delineating wetlands in the landscape and offers recommendations for further action. Wetlands also discusses the diverse hydrological and ecological functions of wetlands, and makes recommendations concerning so-called controversial areas such as permafrost wetlands, riparian ecosystems, irregularly flooded sites, and agricultural wetlands. It presents criteria for identifying wetlands and explores the problems of applying those criteria when there are seasonal changes in water levels. This comprehensive and practical volume will be of interest to environmental scientists and advocates, hydrologists, policymakers, regulators, faculty, researchers, and students of environmental studies.

What are Wetlands?

Author: Bobbie Kalman,Amanda Bishop

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780865059931

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Investigates some types of wetlands, including swamps, salt marshes, bogs, and flood plains; the many plants and animals that live in wetlands; and the threats to these ecosystems.

Wetlands

Author: Peter D. Moore

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438100698

Category: Science

Page: 241

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Provides coverage of wetlands - including information on the global cycling of water, and on the relationship between the water cycle, rock weathering, and wetland formation. This book examines the diversity of wetlands in the past, present, and future, how they work, and how they can be conserved.

Wetlands

Author: Shirley W. Gray

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756500252

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Examines swamps, marshes, and other kinds of wetlands, plants and animals that live there, and environmental threats.

Wetlands

Author: Buffy Silverman

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406256145

Category: Wetland animals

Page: 32

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Lakes and Wetlands

Author: John P. Rafferty Associate Editor, Earth Sciences

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1615303200

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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Presents an introduction to lakes and wetlands, examines their physical properties, and profiles some of the major lakes in the world, including the Great Lakes, Lake Victoria, and Lake Chad.

Wetlands

Biomes and Ecosystems

Author: Yvonne Franklin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1433393018

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Water, water everywhere! Although wetlands don't necessarily need to be covered in water all year long, most areas are pretty wet. Whether they are freshwater or tidal, they play a key role in the health of the Earth. They provide homes for many different kinds of plants and animals that are well adapted for the soggy conditions. Readers learn about the complex interactions between between plants, animals, and the wetlands.

Wetlands

Author: Ewan McLeish

Publisher: Thomson Learning

ISBN: 9780739814093

Category: Wetlands

Page: 48

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Introduces some notable wetlands around the world, including the Patanal in Brazil, the Florida Everglades, and Kakadu National Park in Australia.

Wetlands for Tropical Applications

Wastewater Treatment by Constructed Wetlands

Author: Norio Tanaka

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1848162987

Category: Constructed wetlands

Page: 164

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This book provides a systematic exposition of the design features of constructed wetlands, and their management (in terms of siting, physical maintenance, and operation). Only very few books (or chapters) have been published on constructed wetlands in tropical conditions and none are current. The selection of plant species, managing their growth and harvesting cycles, and the impact these have on the attenuation of organic and inorganic pollutants, nutrients, and pathogens would be of interest to students and practitioners of the art working under tropical conditions. The potential of constructed wetlands as a low-cost intervention for developing countries in tropical regions that faced water pollution problems, in particular, deserves to be explored systematically.

Wetlands

Guide to Science, Law and Technology

Author: Mark S. Dennison,Tony Dennison,James F Berry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780815513339

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 439

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This book is intended as a practical guide to scientific, legal, and technical issues concerning wetlands. As such, it is written in the most practical terms, with numerous helpful examples and case studies of how specific issues should best be addressed. The book is organized in a way that exposes the reader in logical succession to the full gamut of complex scientific, legal, and technical aspects of wetlands. This book recognizes that wetland science, law, and technology are interdependent disciplines. Most other works focus on one of these disciplines while perhaps providing some cursory treatment of related disciplines. This book attempts to meld several different perspectives on the subject of wetlands and to show the interrelationships between the various professions that deal with wetland issues. The book is organized as a guide through the various scientific, legal, and technical components of wetlands. Within each individual chapter, extensive cross-referencing is provided to help the reader link related aspects of the issue being discussed. Further, within the presentation of each separate chapter is a discussion of how the various scientific, legal, and technical aspects of the subject interrelate. Each chapter has been written by a known authority with specialized experience in the topic being presented.

Constructed Wetlands in the Sustainable Landscape

Author: Craig S. Campbell,Michael H. Ogden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471107200

Category: Architecture

Page: 270

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LandscapeConstructed wetlands are gaining worldwide acceptance as effective, low-cost, and low-impact alternatives to unsightly, high-impact wastewater treatment facilities. The creative involvement of today's planners, landscape architects, developers, environmental engineers, and public officials is helping to maximize the potential of these wetland habitats--from their aesthetics to their multiple uses as water treatment plants, wildlife refuges, and recreational or educational facilities. Yet, to date, the literature has paid no attention to these aspects, focusing instead on the technical side of wetlands construction and function. Constructed Wetlands in the Sustainable Landscape is the first book to integrate aesthetic design and planning issues with the technical aspects of wetlands engineering. Renowned landscape architect Craig S. Campbell and engineer Michael H. Ogden clearly demonstrate how the successful development and management of multifunctional, sustainable wetland habitats depend on harnessing the knowledge and working principles of a number of disciplines. Richly illustrated with real-world case studies, the book: * Covers the concept of sustainable development and the nature of wetland processes. * Discusses designs for new and existing municipal and small community wastewater treatment facilities. * Contains examples of on-site planning for, and management of, stormwater renovation, single-family residential systems, and multiple-use systems. * Examines landscape engineering and planning for ponds, urban wildlife, and ecological art. Clearly written and accessible to nonengineers and nonscientists, Constructed Wetlands in the Sustainable Landscape is a crucial guide for landscape architects, environmental engineers, planners, developers, and others responsible for the design and management of our built environment.

Walking the wetlands

a hiker's guide to common plants and animals of marshes, bogs, and swamps

Author: Janet Lyons,Sandra Jordan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 222

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Identifies and describes the characteristics of lichens, ferns, grasses, trees, wildflowers, insects, fish, amphibians, birds, reptiles, and mammals

Treatment Wetlands, Second Edition

Author: Robert H. Kadlec,Scott Wallace

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420012514

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1016

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Completely revised and updated, Treatment Wetlands, Second Edition is still the most comprehensive resource available for the planning, design, and operation of wetland treatment systems. The book addresses the design, construction, and operation of wetlands for water pollution control. It presents the best current procedures for sizing these systems, and describing the intrinsic processes that combine to quantify performance. The Second Edition covers: New methods based on the latest research Wastewater characterization and regulatory framework analyses leading to detailed design and economics State-of-the-art procedures for analyzing hydraulics, hydrology, substrates and wetlands biogeochemistry Definition of performance expectations for traditional pollutants such as solids, oxygen demand, nutrients and pathogens, as well as for metals and a wide variety of individual organic and inorganic chemicals Discussion of methods of configuration, construction, and vegetation establishment and startup considerations Ancillary benefits of human use and wildlife habitat Specific examples of numerous applications Extensive reference base of current information The book provides a complete reference that includes: detailed information on wetland ecology, design for consistent performance, construction guidance and operational control through effective monitoring. Case histories of operational wetland treatment systems illustrate the variety of design approaches presented allowing you to tailor them to the needs of your wetlands treatment projects. The sheer amount of information found in Treatment Wetlands, Second Edition makes it the resource you will turn to again and again.

Wetlands

Environmental Gradients, Boundaries, and Buffers

Author: George Mulamoottil

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781566701471

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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An understanding of environmental gradients (physical, chemical, hydrological, and biological) is a prerequisite to the accurate delineation of wetland boundaries. Presenting the wide-ranging views of academicians, environmentalists, policy makers, consultants, planners, engineers, hydrologists, biologists, geochemists, ecologists, and conservationists, Wetlands: Environmental Gradients, Boundaries, and Buffers focuses on current topics and research related to wetland delineation; summarizes the main issues of concern; and provides recommendations on research needs. In addition to integrating the most important research and theoretical aspects, this book includes a strong prescriptive component, providing practicing professionals with specific guidance on defining the true dimensions of a wetland area.