Publisher description for Heavy metals in the environment : using wetlands for their removal / Howard T. Odum ... [et al.].


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Written by a leader in the growing field of ecological engineering, Heavy Metals in the Environment: Using Wetlands for Their Removal presents scientific studies that illustrate how natural systems use wetlands to adapt to changes in the ecosystem. It focuses primarily on lead, one of the first materials used by developing civilizations and a metal used heavily in the industrial era. The goal: to achieve a better fit of economics and the earth's natural cycles.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Heavy metals -- Environmental aspects.
Lead -- Environmental aspects.
Wetland ecology.
Bioremediation.
Ecological engineering.