Water: a natural history

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New York : BasicBooks, c1996.
1st ed.
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xii, 212 pages : ill. ; 24 cm.
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An environmental engineer turned ecology writer relates the history of our waterways and her own growing understanding of why our waterways continue to be polluted--and what needs to be done to save this essential natural resourse. Water: A Natural History takes us back to the diaries of the first Western explorers; it moves from the reservoir to the modern toliet, from the grasslands of the Midwest to the Everglades of Florida, throught the guts of a wastewater treatment plant and out to the waterways again. It shows how human-engineered dams, canals and farms replaces nature's beaver dams, prairie dog tunnels, and buffalo wallows. Step by step, Outwater makes clear what should have always been obvious: while engineering can depollute water, only ecologically interacting systems can create healthy waterways.Important reading for students of environmental studies, the heart of this history is a vision of our land and waterways as they once were, and a plan that can restore them to their former glory: a land of living streams, public lands with hundreds of millions of beaver-built wetlands, prairie dog towns that increase the amount of rainfall that percolates to the groundwater, and forests that feed their fallen trees to the sea.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-201) and index.
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Outwater, A. B. (1996). Water: a natural history. New York: BasicBooks.

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Outwater, Alice B. 1996. Water: A Natural History. New York: BasicBooks.

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Outwater, Alice B, Water: A Natural History. New York: BasicBooks, 1996.

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