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Wetlands [Hardcover]

William J. Mitsch , James G. Gosselink
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January 15, 2000 047129232X 978-0471292326 3
Praise for Wetlands, Second Edition

"This book is the wetlands bible . . . the most wide-ranging [book] on the subject."—Carl Folke, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Land Use Policy)

"The single best combination text and reference book on wetland ecology."—Joseph S. Larson, University of Massachusetts (Journal of Environmental Quality)

"First on my list of references to recommend to someone new to wetland policy management or science."—Jay A. Leitch, North Dakota State University (Water Resources Bulletin)

"The First Edition of Wetlands became the definitive work for educating wetland scientists and managers across the country. . . . The Second Edition . . . is a wonderful improvement . . . and provides a complete guide to wetland science, use, and utilization."—P. M. Gale, University of Florida (Journal of Environmental Quality)

The book every wetland professional needs, now completely revised and updated

In many respects, this Third Edition of Wetlands is an entirely new book. While the authoritative coverage of its earlier editions has been retained, an enormous body of new material has been added, and every chapter has been revised to keep pace with rapid growth in scientific knowledge and important innovations in wetland ecology and management. Now in a larger, easier-to-read format, this wetland "bible" offers expanded coverage of everything from the role of crabs in mangrove swamps to the role of wetlands in global climate change. Important features of this new edition include:

  • A greater emphasis (and a new chapter) on wetlands of the world
  • Expanded coverage of Canadian wetlands
  • A new chapter on wetland laws and protection
  • Improved, easy-to-read illustrations, many of them covering new material
  • New chapters on wetland creation and restoration, and treatment wetlands
  • New information and expanded coverage in every chapter
  • The latest information on gaseous emissions from wetlands
  • Updated theories and classifications of salt marshes, peatlands, forested swamps, and riparian ecosystems


Editorial Reviews

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"....this is an essential reference...I unhesitatingly recommend it, especially at the remarkably good value price..." (FISH, 2000)

From the Back Cover

Praise for Wetlands, Second Edition

"This book is the wetlands bible . . . the most wide-ranging [book] on the subject."—Carl Folke, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Land Use Policy)

"The single best combination text and reference book on wetland ecology."—Joseph S. Larson, University of Massachusetts (Journal of Environmental Quality)

"First on my list of references to recommend to someone new to wetland policy management or science."—Jay A. Leitch, North Dakota State University (Water Resources Bulletin)

"The First Edition of Wetlands became the definitive work for educating wetland scientists and managers across the country. . . . The Second Edition . . . is a wonderful improvement . . . and provides a complete guide to wetland science, use, and utilization."—P. M. Gale, University of Florida (Journal of Environmental Quality)

The book every wetland professional needs, now completely revised and updated

In many respects, this Third Edition of Wetlands is an entirely new book. While the authoritative coverage of its earlier editions has been retained, an enormous body of new material has been added, and every chapter has been revised to keep pace with rapid growth in scientific knowledge and important innovations in wetland ecology and management. Now in a larger, easier-to-read format, this wetland "bible" offers expanded coverage of everything from the role of crabs in mangrove swamps to the role of wetlands in global climate change. Important features of this new edition include:

  • A greater emphasis (and a new chapter) on wetlands of the world
  • Expanded coverage of Canadian wetlands
  • A new chapter on wetland laws and protection
  • Improved, easy-to-read illustrations, many of them covering new material
  • New chapters on wetland creation and restoration, and treatment wetlands
  • New information and expanded coverage in every chapter
  • The latest information on gaseous emissions from wetlands
  • Updated theories and classifications of salt marshes, peatlands, forested swamps, and riparian ecosystems

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 920 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 3 edition (January 15, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047129232X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471292326
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.3 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,156,962 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Wetlands Textbook October 3, 2002
Format:Hardcover
I first picked this book up to consider a career as a wetland scientist (among other things) and instantly dove into the heaps of information provided. It is well written and easy to read with nicely labelled sections. I found that it had all sorts of information on the subject. It is highly useful.
To date, this is THE book to get in the field. If you get any book on the subject, this is it. I was only mildly surprised after reading through much of it to find that it's the only textbook in my graduate class on wetland ecology and management and there appears to be no competition as a textbook.
In short, it's very readable and immensely useful: A combination you can't go wrong with.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Applauded by this Environmental Engineer PE! December 18, 2004
Format:Hardcover
There is no better book for learning about wetlands that I have found. Many students find hydrology difficult, but this book lays this critical process out clearly, with excellent illustrations and diagrams.

This book helps the biotic oriented student understand the abiotic processes in clear and simple language.

I will never part with my copy, and reference it often!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bible for Wetland Researchers March 26, 2008
Format:Hardcover
This book is a must have for all wetland researchers, managers, scientists, and anyone with a general interest in wetland ecosystems. If I had to choose 1 wetland book, this is it. It is one of THE most popular textbooks for university wetland courses and workshops. I have been a wetland scientist for almost 15 years, and this is one of the books I use on a regular basis, and recommend to all my assistants and students. Wetland researchers will also want to keep in mind that with the release of the 4th edition, this 3rd edition is still a must have in your wetland library. The 4th edition removed all the wetland ecosystem specific chapters that are in this edition, so this edition is far from outdated. Don't choose one over the other! Buy them both :).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than later edition. August 28, 2011
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Great price because it is not the newest edition, but i think it acutally is better than the newer edition. For those who care about their students and their wallets this is the version to suggest! Nothing about it is out of date, and there is plenty of great things about the content and organization.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wetlands Text September 23, 2012
By ejuly
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This text is an excellent source for all aspects of wetlands and will be used for wetland restoration. Chocked full of formulas for all types of hydrologic calculations pertaining to the wetland and riparian setting. This is one that I will keep as reference material forever. The book arrived on time and in perfect condition. Thanks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not just a textbook... March 16, 2009
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I purchased this book for a college class called "Wetland Environments", but it is so much more than just a textbook. It's easy to understand and very informative regarding all things wetlands. I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the topic or natural ecosystems and wildlife management in general.
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