Encyclopedia of Lakes and Reservoirs: Geography, Geology, Hydrology and Paleolimnology (Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series)
- Hardcover: 954 pages
- Publisher: ; 2012 edition (25 Jun 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1402056168
- ISBN-13: 978-1402056161
Publication Date: 25 Jun 2012 | ISBN-10: 1402056168 | ISBN-13: 978-1402056161 | Edition: 2012
Lakes and reservoirs hold about 90% of the world's surface fresh water, but overuse, water withdrawal and pollution of these bodies puts some one billion people at risk. The Encyclopedia of Lakes and Reservoirs reviews the physical, chemical and ecological characteristics of lakes and reservoirs, and describes their uses and environmental state trends in different parts of the world. Superbly illustrated throughout, it includes some 200 entries in a range of topics, including acidification, artificialisation, canals, climate change effects, dams, dew ponds, drainage, eutrofication, evaporation, fisheries, hydro-electric power, nutrients, organic pollution, paleolimnology, reservoir capacities and depths, sedimentation, water resources and more.