Limnology: Lake and River Ecosystems and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$53.95
Qty:1
  • List Price: $105.00
  • Save: $51.05 (49%)
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Details
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $31.39
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Limnology, Third Edition: Lake and River Ecosystems Hardcover – April 20, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0127447605 ISBN-10: 0127447601 Edition: 3rd

Buy New
Price: $53.95
33 New from $53.95 28 Used from $50.00 1 Collectible from $177.80
Amazon Price New from Used from
eTextbook
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$53.95
$53.95 $50.00
Best%20Books%20of%202014

Frequently Bought Together

Limnology, Third Edition: Lake and River Ecosystems + Freshwater Ecology, Second Edition: Concepts and Environmental Applications of Limnology (Aquatic Ecology)
Price for both: $127.02

One of these items ships sooner than the other.

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1006 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 3 edition (April 20, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0127447601
  • ISBN-13: 978-0127447605
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 2.1 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #341,320 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"This newest edition is marked not only by substantial reworking, updating, and addition but also by the maturation of the author's understanding of freshwater ecosystems, and understanding that has been amassed from years of study and analysis of his own and others' research. ...the author's ability to put the tremendous array of subjects into context is nothing short of remarkable. ...this book is a timely and masterful revision, and it should be on the shelf and in the classroom of every practicing freshwater algal ecologist and limnologist."
--Carole E. Lembi, Dept of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University, in JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGICAL ECOLOGY (2001)

About the Author

Robert G. Wetzel, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.A.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

I purchased this book even before I was a college student.
Amazon Customer
This book does do an excellent job on the biological aspects of limnological work.
Mark Hayes
And, the book is well cited, with well over 100 pp of citations.
ARH

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By ARH TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 28, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Wetzel's "Limnology" is almost certainly a fixture on the bookshelf of every limnologist in the country (perhaps even the world).

1) Review of this product as a reference book:

Wetzel has been a leader in the field of Limnology for decades. This book contains a combination of his vast personal experience with the enormous amount of information that has been generated through the end of the 1990s. The book, perhaps more approprately referred to as a tome, addresses virtually every sub-discipline included in the field of limnology. And, the book is well cited, with well over 100 pp of citations.

The book contains abundant examples, explanations, and descriptions of all things limnological. He has also beefed his treatment of rivers and streams, which was more or less missing in the 1st edition. Still, the strength of this book is clearly the information on ponds and lakes.

This is an outstanding reference book - I'd probably award it 4 or 4.5 stars if a reference is all it were used for (it is a bit out of date now).

2) Review of this product at a textbook:

My first limnology course used Wetzel's first edition...a much smaller book, and much more easily digested than either the second or third editions. That was in my first year of graduate school. Since then Wetzel's book increased in size by format and number of pages in the 2nd editon, and even moreso in the 3rd edition.

The third edition can be downright intimidating when you see it.

The third edition's usefulness as a reference book has increased greatly, but at the cost of reducing its usefullness as a text.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mark Hayes on January 29, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent general reference text. Can not say enough about the excellent content of this text. But it is need of an edition update with information for lake mapping and restoration. Dr. C.L. Nelson of St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN has an excellent small text on physical limnology for the mapping aspect. This book does do an excellent job on the biological aspects of limnological work.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jason Brown on November 4, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Well there is no doubt that this book contains a large amount of information, it CANNOT be used as an introductory text. It is much to difficult to comprehend, and Wetzel makes absolutely no effort to teach the concepts. Here merely presents a synthesis of limnological research.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I purchased this book even before I was a college student. Half way through my junior year, I continue to reference this outstanding resource in many of my research papers. No dumbing down in this text--it's depth and comprehensiveness is integral to its appeal and usefulness. I would love to see an update especially in light of the advances in ecological restoration and geotechnologies; but, "Limnolody" is a must for anyone who wants to understand water and/or riparian ecology. Kudo's to Wetzel!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By T. Wiza on December 14, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I thought this book was well written but went over my head in some areas, with the lack of explaining some concepts. It is a great book if you already have taken a limnology class and is great for references. Although kind of hard to keep reading due to the lack of color(keeps me entertained), I found this book to be quite well written for the use in my limnology class. Don't think I'll sell it back : )
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Definitive work on physical, as well as biological limnology. Superb treatment of the various origins of lake basins and lake morphology.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?