River Ecology and Man

River Ecology and Man

Proceedings of an International Symposium on River Ecology and the Impact of Man, Held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, June 20-23, 1971

1st Edition - January 28, 1972

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  • Editors: Ray T. Oglesby, Clarence A. Carlson, James A. McCann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219035

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Environmental Sciences: River Ecology and Man covers papers on the subject of river ecology. The book provides a geomorphic and chemical overview of rivers, and discusses the zoological description of a river. The text also describes plant ecology in flowing water; man's impact on the Columbia river; and water quality management of the Delaware river. The uses of rivers and the human’s impact on the rivers of Columbia, Illinois, Nile, Thames, and Danube are also considered. The book further tackles regulated discharge and the stream environment; morphometric changes; and sedimentation (suspended solids). The text also looks into the effects of pesticides and industrial wastes on surface water use; the effects of radionuclides in river systems; and the multiple use of river systems. Environmental scientists, geologists, civil engineers, and scientists involved in the study of the natural resources, wildlife, and fisheries.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    Advisors to Symposium Committee

    Symposium Committee





    I. What is a River?

    Rivers — A Geomorphic and Chemical Overview

    What Is a River? - A Zoological Description

    Plant Ecology in Flowing Water


    II. Uses of a River - Past and Present

    Man's Impact on the Columbia River

    The Delaware River — A Study in Water Quality Management

    Man and the Illinois River

    The Nile River - A Case History

    Case History - The River Thames

    Uses of the Danube River


    III. Effects of River Uses

    Regulated Discharge and the Stream Environment

    Morphometric Changes

    Sedimentation (Suspended Solids)

    A Comparative Assessment of Thermal Effects in Some British and North American Rivers

    Effects of Pesticides and Industrial Waste on Surface Water Use

    Radionuclides in River Systems



    IV. Rationalization of Multiple Use

    Rationalization of Multiple Use of Rivers

    Multiple Use of River Systems — An Economic Framework

    Political Aspects of Multiple Use

    Summary of Symposium

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 484
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1972
  • Published: January 28, 1972
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219035

About the Editors

Ray T. Oglesby

Clarence A. Carlson

James A. McCann

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