Rivers of North America

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  • Creator edited by Arthur C. Benke & Colbert E. Cushing
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic Press, [2005] ©2005
  • Physical Details
    • xxiii, 1144 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
  • ISBNs 9780120882533, 0120882531
  • OCLC ocm59003378


  • "Rivers of North America represents the first comprehensive treatment of North America's rivers, from Southern Mexico to the Arctic. Written by professional biologists and river scientists, the text allows readers to compare systems throughout the continent. Each chapter focuses on a specific basin or region and details its physical, chemical, and biological aspects including human impacts, dam building, water diversions, and pollution. Within these chapters, over 200 rivers are highlighted in one-page summaries. Extensively illustrated with over 180 color photographs and 218 maps/figures, this book will be a primary reference for students in freshwater biology, stream and river ecology, fish and wildlife biology, as well as for river scientists, managers, conservationists, fishermen, and anyone who recognizes the importance of these freshwater ecosystems."--BOOK JACKET.


  • Includes bibliographical references.


  • 1. Background and approach / Arthur C. Benke and Colbert E. Cushing -- 2. Atlantic coast rivers of the Northeastern United States / John K. Jackson, Alexander D. Huryn, David L. Strayer, David L. Courtemanch and Bernard W. Sweeney -- 3. Atlantic coast rivers of the Southeastern United States / Leonard A. Smock, Anne B. Wright and Arthur C. Benke -- 4. Gulf coast rivers of the Southeastern United States / G. Milton Ward, Phillip M. Harris and Amelia K. Ward -- 5. Gulf coast rivers of the Southwestern United States / Clifford N. Dahm, Robert J. Edwards and Frances P. Gelwick -- 6. Lower Mississippi River and its tributaries / Arthur V. Brown, Kristine B. Brown, Donald C. Jackson and W. Kevin Pierson -- 7. Southern plains rivers / William J. Matthews, Caryn C. Vaughn, Keith B. Gido and Edie Marsh-Matthews -- 8. Upper Mississippi River basin / Michael D. Delong -- 9. Ohio River basin / David White, Karla Johnston and Michael Miller -- 10. Missouri River basin / David L. Galat, Charles R. Berry, Jr., Edward J. Peters and Robert G. White -- 11. Colorado River basin / Dean W. Blinn and N. Leroy Poff -- 12. Pacific coast rivers of the coterminous United States / James L. Carter and Vincent H. Resh -- 13. Columbia River basin / Jack A. Stanford, F. Richard Hauer, Stanley V. Gregory and Eric B. Snyder -- 14. Great basin rivers / Dennis K. Shiozawa and Russell B. Rader -- 15. Fraser River basin / Trefor B. Reynoldson, Joseph Culp, Rick Lowell and John S. Richardson -- 16. Pacific coast rivers of Canada and Alaska / John S. Richardson and Alexander M. Milner -- 17. Yukon River basin / Robert C. Bailey -- 18. Mackenzie River basin / Joseph M. Culp, Terry D. Prowse and Eric A. Luiker -- 19. Nelson and Churchill river basins / David M. Rosenberg, Patricia A. Chambers, Joseph M. Culp, William G. Franzin, Patrick A. Nelson, Alex G. Salki, Michael P. Stainton, R. A. Bodaly and Robert W. Newbury -- 20. Rivers of Arctic North America / Alexander M. Milner, Mark W. Oswood and Kelly R. Munkittrick -- 21. Atlantic coast rivers of Canada / Richard A. Cunjak and Robert W. Newbury -- 22. St. Lawrence River basin / James H. Thorp, Gary A. Lamberti and Andrew F. Casper -- 23. Rivers of Mexico / Paul F. Hudson, Dean A. Hendrickson, Arthur C. Benke, Alejandro Varela-Romero, Rocio Rodiles-Hernandez and Wendell L. Minckley -- 24. Overview and prospects / J. David Allan and Arthur C. Benke
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