Stream Ecology: Structure and Function of Running Waters, 2nd Edition
|Rating||:||4.27 (797 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||436 Pages|
R. … This is an interesting text. … Overall, a must for the field centre and a good starter text in stream ecology." (TEN News, October, 2007)"Allan and Castillo offer this superb compilation of both the latest and time-honored concepts of the ecology of fluvial systems at scales ranging from small mountain brooks to large, continental- sized river basins. 94 (2), 2009). … However, it does provide both teachers and field study centres with a much-needed overview of stream ecology.
All told, the book is expanded in length by some twenty-five percent, and includes hundreds of figures, most of them new.. The book presents vital new findings on human impacts, and new work in pollution control, flow management, restoration and conservation planning that point to practical solutions. A hugely important text for advanced undergraduates as well as graduates with an interest in stream and river ecology, this second, updated edition is designed to serve as a textbook as well as a working reference for specialists in stream ecology and related fields
"OK but not great" according to Thomas Evans. This book is one of only a very limited number I could find that reviewed stream ecology. Unfortunately, the book is usable but not a great textbook.Although the authors do a good job of picking through the extensive literature in this field they do not distill the message clearly in many sections. Subheadings are used to combine the many sources that are used, but do not build a larger picture of streams. In an attempt to display the range and variation in streams the authors have gotten lost in the details. Without a clear larger message at each part it can often feel like a brain dump.The summaries at the end of the chapter suffer in a . Pretty Good Book Jackie I bought this book because my class required it as a textbook. There's a substantial weight to it but it uses regular printing paper, not the smooth shiny stuff that is impossible to read under a light.There are 14 chapters in this book that all talk about a different aspect of streams such as : human impact, streamflow, abiotic environment and trophic relationships. The double-column formatting is broken every once in a while to include a graph or image that helps explain what the textbook is saying. Each chapter also has a one page summary that helps you recall all that you read.4/5 stars: good book chock full of information in text and . Pretty good reading Relatively easy reading but fairly comprehensive for an introductory book, one of the few books I kept from college. It doesn't talk down to you or lose you in technicalities and jargon. The book arrived intact and on time.