The Uses of Ecology: Lake Washington and Beyond

Paperback | August 1, 1996

byW. T. Edmondson

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" W. T. Edmondson has spent his career answering questions about the ecological impacts of human experiments on lakes in Washington State. In this volume, he recounts these studies and captures from his experiences a larger view of the nature of our environmental problems.... While the commentary is wide ranging, the foundation is a personal account of one ecologist’s lifetime experience on the dual points of research and public application of that research."—Research and Exploration"W. T. Edmondson, a zoologist, extracts enduring lessons from his more than 50 years of experience in persuading political powers to make use of scientific knowledge when they set about drawing up laws for managing human interventions in the environment. Any scientist who follows in Edmondson’s footsteps should benefit from reading this sensitive recounting of political battles."—Garrett Hardin, Pacific Northwest Quarterly

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" W. T. Edmondson has spent his career answering questions about the ecological impacts of human experiments on lakes in Washington State. In this volume, he recounts these studies and captures from his experiences a larger view of the nature of our environmental problems.... While the commentary is wide ranging, the foundation is a pe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 1 × 1 × 1.02 inPublished:August 1, 1996Publisher:University Of Washington Press

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ISBN - 10:0295975695

ISBN - 13:9780295975696

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Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsPART ONE: WHAT HAPPENED TO LAKE WASHINGTONThe Eutrophication and Recovery of Lake WashingtonLake Washington in Context: How Aquatic Communities WorkPART TWO: LESSONS FROM LAKE WASHINGTONThe Detergent ProblemPuget SoundMono LakeThe Panama CanalAtmospheric ProblemsPART THREE: LONG-TERM ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCHHubbard BrookLake TahoeLong LakeSaline Lakes in the Lower Grand CouleeExperiments with Whole LakesSpecial Requirements of Long-Term ResearchPART FOUR: RETROSPECT AND PROSPECTWhat is Pollution?ExpertsCommentaryProspectReferencesIndex

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The insights in this book into environmental processes, problems, and prospects provide sound advice to scientists, concerned citizens, and public officials alike.

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