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The Resource Lifelines : the case for river conservation, Tim Palmer

Lifelines : the case for river conservation, Tim Palmer

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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Palmer, Tim
Dewey number
333.91/6216
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH76
LC item number
.P355 1994
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH76.P355
NAL item number
1994
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Stream conservation
  • Ecosystem management
  • Ecosystem management
  • Stream conservation
  • United States
  • Fluss
  • Umweltschutz
  • Flusslandschaft
  • Ökosystem
  • Naturschutz
  • USA
Label
Lifelines : the case for river conservation, Tim Palmer
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Control code
ocm30112519
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 254 pages
Isbn
9781559632195
Lccn
94008951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30112519
  • (OCoLC)30112519
Label
Lifelines : the case for river conservation, Tim Palmer
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Control code
ocm30112519
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 254 pages
Isbn
9781559632195
Lccn
94008951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30112519
  • (OCoLC)30112519

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