864 pages, 31 colour plates, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, b/w maps, tables
This major reference provides an in-depth and illustrated overview of the field of limnology, with a special focus on neotropical limnology (applicable in 38 countries in the southern hemisphere). Written by two renowned experts, this elaborative guidebook presents a wealth of data on limnology history, water as substrate, lakes' origins, aquatic biota and main interaction mechanisms with physical and chemical factors, diversity and geographical distribution.
An expansive and detailed account of limnology from a tropical viewpoint. Although it draws extensively upon the international literature, and is richly illustrated with examples, it gives special emphasis to tropical conditions. Here both Amazonia and the authors' distinguished record and enterprises are prominent. It is primarily not a descriptive text, but a generalised classification of examples and a dynamic and functional approach. Issues of applied limnology -- especially with reservoirs -- are treated extensively., as well as past trends and future prospects in the science. These features, with the combination of length and exceptionally rich illustration, mark a unique contribution to the environmental literature, and especially apt for developing countries.
- Dr Jack Talling, Freshwater Biological Association, Cumbri, UK
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