The Resource The wild and scenic rivers of America, Tim Palmer

The wild and scenic rivers of America, Tim Palmer

Label
The wild and scenic rivers of America
Title
The wild and scenic rivers of America
Statement of responsibility
Tim Palmer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • River protection as both management endeavor and political movement has grown tremendously in the twenty-two years since the implementation of the Act. This book represents an invaluable source of information for anyone involved with this growing sector of natural resource management
  • Topics covered include the importance of protecting river ecosystems; state and local protection systems; the history of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System; descriptions of each of the major rivers in the System; how and why rivers are chosen for inclusion, and how they are managed once they are included; threats to rivers both within and outside of the System; and what can be done to make the System more effective and more inclusive. This volume consolidates information, thoughts, and analysis that were previously scattered and obscure and that had not been fully explained or made publicly accessible. In addition, it offers the first compendium of the protected rivers and includes a wealth of photographs detailing their exceptional beauty
  • The National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act is one of the most important natural-areas protection programs ever established at the federal level. It has resulted in the creation of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System - a rich American legacy that includes many of our finest waterways. But until now no comprehensive reference work covering the complex and innovative programs has been available. Written by one of the nation's leading experts on river ecology and protection, The Wild and Scenic Rivers of America presents an in-depth examination of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System - the protection alternative to dams, diversions, canals, and leapfrogging land development. It is the first book to chronicle this extraordinary system of national rivers, to recount its colorful history, and to weigh the dilemmas of its future
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
333.91/62/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH76
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The wild and scenic rivers of America, Tim Palmer
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • 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
The Nation's Rivers -- The legacy of Protection -- A Malleable System -- The Cast of Rivers -- The Management Imperative -- A Wider Range of Protection -- The Unfinished Agenda -- Sources -- Agencies and Organizations Involved in River protection
Control code
ocn768194238
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610913683
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35510110
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)768194238
  • pebcs161091368X
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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