Wetlands Explained: Wetland Science, Policy, and Politics in America by William M. LewisWetlands Explained: Wetland Science, Policy, and Politics in America by William M. Lewis

Wetlands Explained: Wetland Science, Policy, and Politics in America

byWilliam M. Lewis

Paperback | October 1, 2001

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This book brings together in compact form a broad scientific and sociopolitical view of US wetlands. This primer lays out the science and policy considerations to help in navigating this branch of science that is so central to conservation policy, ecosystem science and wetland regulation. Itgives explanations of the attributes, functions and values of our wetlands and shows how and why public attitudes toward wetlands have changed, and the political, legal, and social conflicts that have developed from legislation intended to stem the rapid losses of wetlands. The book describes therole of wetland science in facilitating the evolution of a rational and defensible system for regulating wetlands and will shed light on many of the problems and possibilities facing those who quest to protect and conserve our wetlands.
William M. Lewis is at University of Colorado.
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Title:Wetlands Explained: Wetland Science, Policy, and Politics in AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 5.31 × 7.91 × 0.59 inPublished:October 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195131843

ISBN - 13:9780195131840

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Table of Contents

1. Where We Are, and How We Got Here2. What a Wetland Is, and Isn't3. What Wetlands Do, and How They Do It4. Water Is as Water Does5. Mother Earth6. The Cast of Characters7. Eye of Newt8. Once and Future WetlandsReferencesIndex

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"[Lewis] has produced a fine book that does an excellent job of explaining what wetlands are and why they should be protected, in a manner that is accessible by non-experts in the field...I highly recommend it"--Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology