Wading Right In : Discovering the Nature of Wetlands

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    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Where can you find mosses that change landscapes, salamanders with algae in their skin, and carnivorous plants containing whole ecosystems in their furled leaves? Where can you find swamp-trompers, wildlife watchers, marsh managers, and mud-mad scientists? In wetlands, those complex habitats that play such vital ecological roles. In Wading Right In, Catherine Owen Koning and Sharon M. Ashworth take us on a journey into wetlands through stories from the people who wade in the muck. Traveling alongside scientists, explorers, and kids with waders and nets, the authors uncover the inextricably entwined relationships between the water flows, natural chemistry, soils, flora, and fauna of our floodplain forests, fens, bogs, marshes, and mires. Tales of mighty efforts to protect rare orchids, restore salt marshes, and preserve sedge meadows become portals through which we visit major wetland types and discover their secrets, while also learning critical ecological lessons. The United States still loses wetlands at a rate of 13,800 acres per year. Such loss diminishes the water quality of our rivers and lakes, depletes our capacity for flood control, reduces our ability to mitigate climate change, and further impoverishes our biodiversity. Koning and Ashworth's stories captivate the imagination and inspire the emotional and intellectual connections we need to commit to protecting these magical and mysterious places.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780226554211. 9780226554358. 9780226554495.
    • Accession Number:
      1107879415
    • Accession Number:
      1941211
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    • ABNT:
      CATHERINE OWEN KONING; SHARON M. ASHWORTH. Wading Right In : Discovering the Nature of Wetlands. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019. ISBN 9780226554211. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1941211. Acesso em: 24 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Catherine Owen Koning, Sharon M. Ashworth. Wading Right In : Discovering the Nature of Wetlands. University of Chicago Press; 2019. Accessed November 24, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1941211
    • APA:
      Catherine Owen Koning, & Sharon M. Ashworth. (2019). Wading Right In : Discovering the Nature of Wetlands. University of Chicago Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Catherine Owen Koning, and Sharon M. Ashworth. 2019. Wading Right In : Discovering the Nature of Wetlands. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1941211.
    • Harvard:
      Catherine Owen Koning and Sharon M. Ashworth (2019) Wading Right In : Discovering the Nature of Wetlands. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1941211 (Accessed: 24 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Catherine Owen Koning & Sharon M. Ashworth 2019, Wading Right In : Discovering the Nature of Wetlands, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, viewed 24 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Catherine Owen Koning, and Sharon M. Ashworth. Wading Right In : Discovering the Nature of Wetlands. University of Chicago Press, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1941211.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Catherine Owen Koning, and Sharon M. Ashworth. Wading Right In : Discovering the Nature of Wetlands. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1941211.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Catherine Owen Koning, Sharon M. Ashworth. Wading Right In : Discovering the Nature of Wetlands [Internet]. Chicago: University of Chicago Press; 2019 [cited 2020 Nov 24]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1941211