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Watersheds: A Practical Handbook for Healthy Water

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Water is our most vital resource. Yet few understand even the basics of watershed ecology

Watersheds: A Practical Handbook for Healthy Water provides a fascinating overview of the fundamentals of ecology from the simple concept of a watershed to the biological intricacies of a wetland ecosystem and its implications on the environment.

More than 100 illustrations, especially
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Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by Firefly Books
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Eli
Oct 12, 2011 Eli rated it liked it
Clive Dobson's lovely watercolor illustrations are worth 4.5 stars, easily. But someone owes me an apology for the text. Either the Hennepin County Library System mistakenly filed a mid-grade nonfiction book in the adult nonfiction section, or Gregor Gilpin Beck thinks his adult readers have the intellectual sophistication of fifth-graders. The line between "introductory" and "grossly oversimplified" wavers, and Gilpin Beck too often places his text on the "grossly oversimplified" side--to say ...more
Nathanael Coyne
Jul 16, 2015 Nathanael Coyne rated it liked it
A good all-round introduction to watersheds, how they are defined, how we use and abuse them, the effect of pollutants and excessive nutrients on aquatic ecosystems, lake eutrophication and dams.

A quick easy read, obviously written for school students but still interesting. The beautiful watercolour illustrations are probably the best part of this book; I'll be referring back to this book just for artistic inspiration.
Greta Faith
Jun 09, 2016 Greta Faith rated it did not like it
Shelves: ugh-school
Who wrote this book? A communist who wants to suck the life out of everything he sees? It must be, because this book is possibly worse than beautiful swimmers. If you are forced to read this for school, like i was, you will mindlessly skim the pages, not comprehending a single word.
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