- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; illustrated edition (May 13 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521584108
- ISBN-13: 978-0521584104
- Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 14.8 x 0.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 118 g
"Generally I have a poor impression of edited books...This book is an exception. The editors seemed to have spent some time actually planning the contents as well as the layout of the book...There are plenty of illustrations and bibliography in each article. The two column printing makes it easy to read. At $140, this hardcover book is reasonable and should be in the collection of libraries as well as those interested in estuaries in general and South Africa, in particular." Marine Geodesy
"...excellent recent addition to the literature on South African estuaries...readable and enlightening book." Canadian Society of Environmental Biologists
Estuaries of South Africa presents an authoritative and comprehensive review of the current status of that country's estuarine research and management. Contributors provide information on a wide range of topics, including geological, physical and chemical processes; diversity and productivity of plant and animal communities; interactions among estuarine organisms; and system properties, ecological modeling and current management issues. This broad scope is complemented by a comparative perspective, resulting in a volume that provides a unique contribution to the subject of estuarine ecology. This volume is relevant to all those working in this field throughout the world.
An authoritative and comprehensive review of the current status of South Africa's estuarine research and management. Information is provided on a wide range of topics, ranging from geology to ecosystem analysis and management issues. This broad scope is complimented by a comparative perspective, resulting in a volume which provides a unique contribution to the subject of estuarine ecology, relevant to all those working in this field throughout the world.