The Resource Lifelines : the case for river conservation, Tim Palmer, (electronic resource)

Lifelines : the case for river conservation, Tim Palmer, (electronic resource)

Label
Lifelines : the case for river conservation
Title
Lifelines
Title remainder
the case for river conservation
Statement of responsibility
Tim Palmer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The health of our nation is reflected in the health of our rivers. These flowing waters - central to our past and vital to our future - sustain the biological wealth of the continent. Rivers are the lifelines, yet they are constantly under siege. In Lifelines, Tim Palmer addresses the fate of our waterways. While proposals for gigantic federal dams are no longer common, and some of the worst pollution has been brought under control, myriad other concerns have appeared - many of them more subtle and complex than the threats of the past. Palmer examines the alarming condition of rivers in today's world, reports on the success in restoring some of our most polluted streams and in stopping destructive dams, and builds the case for what must be done to avoid the collapse of riparian ecosystems and to reclaim qualities we cannot do without. He documents the need for a new level of awareness and suggests ways to avert the plunder of our remaining river legacy. Lifelines offers a fresh perspective on: the values of natural rivers; current threats to streams and possibilities for reform; the continuing challenge of hydropower development; water quality, instream flows, and riparian habitat; ecosystem management and watershed protection; the need for vision, hope and action. Throughout, the author stresses the biological importance of rivers. Caring for waterways as centerpieces of local ecosystems marks a starting point toward caring for the planet. Protecting the streams where we live answers the question: What can one person do amid an array of global problems and seemingly hopeless forces beyond our control or influence? Tim Palmer has explored and investigated waterways from Alaska to Florida. In this volume, he draws on personal experience and on hundreds of scientific and political sources to create an authoritative report on the state of the nation's rivers and what can be done to save them
Cataloging source
VDU
Dewey number
333.91/6216
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH76
LC item number
.P355 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Lifelines : the case for river conservation, Tim Palmer, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-237) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Sustaining the Lifelines of a Continent -- Ch. 2. The Embodiment of Rivers -- Ch. 3. Breaking the Concrete Fix -- Ch. 4. The Myth of Hydropower -- Ch. 5. The Elusive Goal of Quality -- Ch. 6. The Remains of Rivers -- Ch. 7. The Riparian Edge -- Ch. 8. The Heart of the Ecosystem -- Ch. 9. A Time for Rivers
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (254 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610912853
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b33386729
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ebsco972637

Library Locations

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