Wetlands In A Dry Land

Wetlands in a Dry Land
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In the name of agriculture, urban growth, and disease control, humans have drained, filled, or otherwise destroyed nearly 87 percent of the world's wetlands over the past three centuries. Unintended consequences include biodiversity loss, poor water quality, and the erosion of cultural sites, and only in the past few decades have wetlands been widely recognized as worth preserving. Emily O'Gorman asks, What has counted as a wetland, for whom, and with what consequences? Using the Murray-Darling Basin--a massive river system in eastern Australia that includes over 30,000 wetland areas--as a case study and drawing on archival research and original interviews, O'Gorman examines how people and animals have shaped wetlands from the late nineteenth century to today. She illuminates deeper dynamics by relating how Aboriginal peoples acted then and now as custodians of the landscape, despite the policies of the Australian government; how the movements of water birds affected farmers; and how mosquitoes have defied efforts to fully understand, let alone control, them. Situating the region's history within global environmental humanities conversations, O'Gorman argues that we need to understand wetlands as socioecological landscapes in order to create new kinds of relationships with and futures for these places.

Wetlands in a Dry Land
  • Author : Senior Lecturer Emily O'Gorman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-07-13

In the name of agriculture, urban growth, and disease control, humans have drained, filled, or otherwise destroyed nearly 87 percent of the world's wetlands over the past three centuries. Unintended consequences include biodiversity loss, poor water quality, and the erosion of cultural sites, and only in the past few decades have

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Wetlands in a Dry Land
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998

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Wetlands in a Dry Land
  • Author : Emily O'Gorman
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release Date : 2021-06-25

In the name of agriculture, urban growth, and disease control, humans have drained, filled, or otherwise destroyed nearly 87 percent of the world’s wetlands over the past three centuries. Unintended consequences include biodiversity loss, poor water quality, and the erosion of cultural sites, and only in the past few decades

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The Feds  Even Dry Land is Wetlands
  • Author : Michael A. Sterlacci
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1982

Read online The Feds Even Dry Land is Wetlands written by Michael A. Sterlacci, published by which was released on 1982. Download full The Feds Even Dry Land is Wetlands Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Dreaming of Dry Land
  • Author : Vera S. Candiani
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-06-04

Not long after the conquest, the City of Mexico's rise to become the crown jewel in the Spanish empire was compromised by the lakes that surrounded it. Their increasing propensity to overflow destroyed wealth and alarmed urban elites, who responded with what would become the most transformative and protracted drainage

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Wetland Drainage  Restoration  and Repair
  • Author : Thomas R. Biebighauser
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11

Wetlands are a vital part of the landscape and ecology of the United States, providing food and shelter for species ranging from the beautiful wood duck to the tiny fairy shrimp. These areas provide critical habitat for fish and wildlife, protect communities from flooding, and recharge groundwater supplies -- yet

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Wetlands
  • Author : Committee on Characterization of Wetlands,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1995-09-20

"Wetlands" has become a hot word in the current environmental debate. But what does it signify? In 1991, proposed changes in the legal definities of wetlands stirred controversy and focused attention on the scientific and economic aspects of their management. This volume explores how to define wetlands. The committee--whose members were

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Understanding Wetlands
  • Author : S. M. Haslam
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2003-08-15

Wetlands are an important, and sadly diminishing, habitat in many parts of the world. They contribute significantly to the planet's biodiversity, housing thousands of species of plants and animals. Increasingly, human management is required to sustain, and even create these fragile ecosystems, while global changes in climate are also taking

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Wetlands Management
  • Author : Didem Gokce
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2019-01-23

Wetlands include mangroves, peatlands and marshes, rivers and lakes, deltas, floodplains, rice fields, and even coral reefs. It is known that wetlands are ecologically sensitive systems and the most vulnerable of habitats. Anthropogenic activities (urbanization, water uses, land cover changes, industrial activity, pollution, climatic change, etc.) have direct and indirect

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Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Committee on Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems: Science, Technology, and Public Policy
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1992-01-01

Aldo Leopold, father of the "land ethic," once said, "The time has come for science to busy itself with the earth itself. The first step is to reconstruct a sample of what we had to begin with." The concept he expressedâ€"restorationâ€"is defined in this comprehensive new volume that

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Greenhouse Effect  Sea Level Rise  and Coastal Wetlands
  • Author : James G. Titus
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1988

Read online Greenhouse Effect Sea Level Rise and Coastal Wetlands written by James G. Titus, published by which was released on 1988. Download full Greenhouse Effect Sea Level Rise and Coastal Wetlands Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Wastewater Treatment in Constructed Wetlands with Horizontal Sub Surface Flow
  • Author : Jan Vymazal,Lenka Kröpfelová
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-07-15

Wetlands have been used for uncontrolled wastewater disposal for centuries. However, the change in attitude towards wetlands during the 1950s and 1960s caused the minimization of the use of natural wetlands for wastewater treatment (at least in developed countries). Constructed wetlands have been used for wastewater treatment for about forty

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The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology
  • Author : Francesco Menotti,Aidan O'Sullivan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013

The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology is the most comprehensive survey of world wetland archaeology ever published and sets out and covers the key issues and debates in the theory and practice of wetland archaeology, which has played a crucial role in studies of our past. Due to the high

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Wetlands
  • Author : William J. Mitsch,James G. Gosselink
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2007-08-24

Praise for the previous editions of Wetlands: "Wetlands, the field of study, would not be what it is without Wetlands, the book." ??Bill Streever, Wetlands, 2001 "The Third Edition of this highly successful book manages to set new standards in presentation and content to confirm its place as the first point

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The Impact of the Administration s Wetlands Proposals on Pennsylvania
  • Author : United States,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992

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