Pollution of lakes and rivers : a paleoenvironmental perspective / John P. Smol.

Author
Smol, J. P. (John P.) [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London : Arnold, 2002.
Description
xxiv, 280 pages : illustrations, maps, 1 portrait ; 26 cm.

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Subject(s)
Series
Key issues in environmental change [More in this series]
Summary note
This work provides an overview of the use of sedimentary records to study the environmental degradation and recovery of lakes and rivers. The book includes the results of modern research, much of which is found in a wide range of technical sources.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • There is no substitute for water
  • How long is long?
  • Sediments : an ecosystem's memory
  • Retrieving the sedimentary archive and establishing the geochronological clock : collecting and dating sediment cores
  • Reading the records stored in sediments : the present is a key to the past
  • The paleolimnologist's Rosetta Stone : calibrating indicators to environmental variables using surface-sediment training sets
  • Acidification : finding the 'smoking gun'
  • Metals, technological development, and the environment
  • Persistent organic pollutants industrially synthesized chemicals 'hopping' across the planet
  • Mercury : 'the metal that slipped away'
  • Eutrophication : the environmental consequences of over-fertilization
  • Erosion : tracking the accelerated movement of material from land to water
  • Species invasions, biomanipulations, and extirpations
  • Ozone depletion, acid rain, and climatic warming : the problems of multiple stressors
  • New problems, new challenges.
ISBN
  • 0340741465
  • 9780340741467
  • 0340691670 ((pbk.))
  • 9780340691670 ((pbk.))
SuDoc no.
SCI3312
LCCN
2003278365
OCLC
41659800
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