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The Resource For the love of rivers : a scientist's journey, Kurt D. Fausch ; illustrations by Kristine A. Mackessy and Shigeru Nakano

For the love of rivers : a scientist's journey, Kurt D. Fausch ; illustrations by Kristine A. Mackessy and Shigeru Nakano

Label
For the love of rivers : a scientist's journey
Title
For the love of rivers
Title remainder
a scientist's journey
Statement of responsibility
Kurt D. Fausch ; illustrations by Kristine A. Mackessy and Shigeru Nakano
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Rivers and streams supply our water and capture our imaginations. We seek the more pristine ones to fish or paddle, to hike along or simply sit and watch. But what is it we are seeing? What is essential about streams and rivers for us as humans? In For the Love of Rivers, stream ecologist Kurt Fausch draws readers across the reflective surface of streams to view and ponder what is beneath, and how they work. While celebrating their beauty and mystery, he uses his many years of experience as a field biologist to explain the underlying science connecting these aquatic ecosystems to their streamside forests and the organisms found there--including humans. For the Love of Rivers introduces readers to the life and work of Shigeru Nakano, a pioneering river ecologist who inspired other scientists around the world with his innovative research on stream-forest connections. Fausch takes readers along as he journeys to Japan, where he awakens to an unfamiliar culture, to Nakano, and his research. Nakano's life was abruptly ended in a tragic field accident, and his death was deeply mourned. Fausch joins Japanese and American colleagues to continue Nakano's research legacy, learn everything they can about the effects that humans have on rivers, fish, and their intricate links with riparian zones, and share this knowledge with others. More than a book about stream ecology, For the Love of Rivers is a celebration of the interconnectedness of life. It is an authoritative and accessible look at the science of rivers and streams, but it also ponders the larger questions of why rivers are important to humans, why it is in our nature to want to be near them, and what we can do now to ensure the future of these essential ecosystems"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
577.6/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH541.5.S7
LC item number
F38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
For the love of rivers : a scientist's journey, Kurt D. Fausch ; illustrations by Kristine A. Mackessy and Shigeru Nakano
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An awakening -- Exploring the mystery of charrs -- Riverscapes : how streams work -- Tragedy in the Sea of Cortez -- Riverwebs -- Running dry -- Natives of the West -- For the love of rivers -- What is the future? -- Epilogue : Nakano's legacy
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
279 pages ;
Isbn
9780870717703
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014041829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn898088297
Label
For the love of rivers : a scientist's journey, Kurt D. Fausch ; illustrations by Kristine A. Mackessy and Shigeru Nakano
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An awakening -- Exploring the mystery of charrs -- Riverscapes : how streams work -- Tragedy in the Sea of Cortez -- Riverwebs -- Running dry -- Natives of the West -- For the love of rivers -- What is the future? -- Epilogue : Nakano's legacy
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
279 pages ;
Isbn
9780870717703
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014041829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn898088297

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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