Vanishing Waters (WebPDF)


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  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN: 9781775820512
  • Language(s): English
  • Extent: 502 pages
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  • Category: Scholarly, Environmental studies

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South Africa faces a water shortage and supply crisis that threatens its development. All our water systems – rivers, vleis and estuaries – are becoming less and less natural. Their very nature as water providers is being altered and destroyed by ill-considered human intervention, sheer ignorance and neglect.
Vanishing Waters details southern Africa's water-supply crisis, distribution of water, and the misuse and abuse of water through over-engineering for water supply projects and over-abstraction by farming communities and urban populations.
The book is fully illustrated with line-drawings, maps, tables, graphs and charts.
An illustrated identification key provides a guide to the major groups of invertebrate organisms of southern African inland waters. An extensive glossary and index make this an excellent reference source.

Part one: The issues
Chapter 1 – An introduction
Chapter 2 – South Africa’s inland waters
Part two: The way things were
Chapter 3 – Natural standing waters
Chapter 4 – Rivers, the brown gods
Chapter 5 – Wetlands
Chapter 6 – Coastal lakes and estuaries
Part three: The way things are
Chapter 7 – Pollution
Chapter 8 – Some other human impacts
Chapter 9 – The change from river to lake
Part four: The future
Chapter 10 – Conservation and rehabilitation: the rational use of water and aquatic ecosystems
Chapter 11 – You and water: how to study inland waters and some suggested projects
Keys to common macroinvertebrate taxa of South African inland waters

The interested lay person, teachers, scientists, conservationists, managers and students. The book also contains an extensive chapter on methods of study of inland waters as well as projects for schools and university students.

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South Africa faces a water shortage and supply crisis that threatens its development. All our water systems – rivers, vleis and estuaries – are becoming less and less natural. Their very nature as water providers is being altered and destroyed by ill-considered human intervention, sheer ignorance and neglect.
Vanishing Waters details southern Africa's water-supply crisis, distribution of water, and the misuse and abuse of water through over-engineering for water supply projects and over-abstraction by farming communities and urban populations.
The book is fully illustrated with line-drawings, maps, tables, graphs and charts.
An illustrated identification key provides a guide to the major groups of invertebrate organisms of southern African inland waters. An extensive glossary and index make this an excellent reference source.

Part one: The issues
Chapter 1 – An introduction
Chapter 2 – South Africa’s inland waters
Part two: The way things were
Chapter 3 – Natural standing waters
Chapter 4 – Rivers, the brown gods
Chapter 5 – Wetlands
Chapter 6 – Coastal lakes and estuaries
Part three: The way things are
Chapter 7 – Pollution
Chapter 8 – Some other human impacts
Chapter 9 – The change from river to lake
Part four: The future
Chapter 10 – Conservation and rehabilitation: the rational use of water and aquatic ecosystems
Chapter 11 – You and water: how to study inland waters and some suggested projects
Keys to common macroinvertebrate taxa of South African inland waters

The interested lay person, teachers, scientists, conservationists, managers and students. The book also contains an extensive chapter on methods of study of inland waters as well as projects for schools and university students.

This product does not have any reviews yet - be the first to write one.