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Ch24.qxd 3/24/05 2:21 PM Page 1086 OVERVIEW AND
 

Summary: Ch24.qxd 3/24/05 2:21 PM Page 1086
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OVERVIEW AND
PROSPECTS
a time of repair and restoration of the rivers of North
America?
THE VARIETY OF RIVERS
The twenty-two chapters describing individual river
basins or geographical regions are rich with detailed
information about their regions and include one-page
summaries for 218 rivers, representing most of the
largest rivers on the continent. Although the major-
ity of rivers are relatively large within their respec-
tive regions, river size exhibits wide variation across
and within chapters. In addition, river basins vary
greatly in their mean temperatures and precipitation,
the fractions of precipitation that flow into rivers, the
diversity of landscape types drained by rivers, and
their natural biological diversity.

  

Source: Allan, David - School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology