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The Hudson River Estuary

Edited By: Jeffrey S Levinton and John R Waldman

496 pages, 144 line diagrams, 24 half-tones, 28 colour plates, 48 tables, 10 maps

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Mar 2011 | #189477 | ISBN-13: 9780521207980
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Hardback | Apr 2006 | #156100 | ISBN: 0521844789
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About this book

The Hudson River Estuary is a comprehensive look at the physical, chemical, biological and environmental management issues that are important to our understanding of the Hudson River. Chapters cover the entire range of fields necessary to understanding the workings of the Hudson River estuary; the physics, bedrock geological setting and sedimentological processes of the estuary; ecosystem-level processes and biological interactions; and environmental issues such as fisheries, toxic substances, and the effect of nutrient input from densely populated areas. This book places special emphasis on important issues specific to the Hudson, such as the effect of power plants and high concentrations of PCBs. The chapters are written by specialists at a level that is accessible to students, teachers and the interested layperson. The Hudson River Estuary is a unique scientific biography of a major estuary, with relevance to the study of any similar natural system in the world.

A"This work will be a valuable addition, particularly for those collections supporting aquatic biology and/or environmental issues program. Highly recommended.A" Choice


Part I. Geological, Physical and Chemical Setting of the Hudson; Part II. Primary Production, Microbial Dynamics and Nutrient Dynamics of the Hudson; Part III. Hudson River Communities, Food Webs and Fisheries; Part IV. Contaminants and Management Issues of the Hudson River Estuary.

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Jeffrey Levinton is Professor of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University and has worked for many years as a researcher in marine ecology and as a textbook writer in marine biology. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fulbright Senior Fellow and has done research and lectured at many institutions throughout the world. He is also the recipient of the State University of NY Chancellor's award for excellence in teaching. John Waldman is Professor of Biology in the City University of New York. He is a well known fisheries scientist and is the author of a number of popular books in natural science. Before coming to Queens College of the City University of New York, he worked for 20 years as senior scientist of the Hudson River Foundation.

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