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CONTENTS
Preface											
Acknowledgments										
Introduction											
Chapter 1.											
FRESHWATER, LAKES, AND RIVERS							
Technical terms										
Freshwater											
Lakes												
Rivers												
The Continental Divide of the Americas							
Water's unique properties
Freshwater's physical properties
Freshwater's chemical composition
The hydrologic cycle
Humidity
Water, life, and the hydrologic cycle
2.	Physical Geography of Lakes and Rivers
The creation of lakes
The properties of lakes
Saline lakes
Lakes through time
The creation of rivers
Drainage patterns
Rivers are fractal
Shaping the landscape
Erosion and transport
Deposition and precipitation
Tracing sediment
From source to sea
The Fall Line
The landforms of upper reaches
The landforms of middle reaches
The landforms of lower reaches
Floods
3.	River and Lake Portraits
Amazon River
Congo (Zaire) River
Danube River
Ganges River
Mississippi River
Nile River
Yangtze River
Yenisey River
Lake Baikal
Lake Superior
Lake Victoria
4.	Biology of Lakes and Rivers
Colonizing freshwater
Diffusion and osmosis
Boundary layers
The water column
Adaptations for life in running water
On the surface
Plants adrift
Animals adrift
Freshwater plants
Attached algae
Larger invertebrates
Fishes
Fish senses
Fish habitats
From saltwater to fresh
Cave fishes
On two or four legs
River dolphins
5.	Ecology of Lakes and Rivers
Energy flow, food chains, and food webs
Niches and competition
How freshwater communities function
Drift and migration
Predation
The trophic cascade
Coevolution
Wetlands
6. 	Rivers and lakes in history
Rivers, lakes, and human health
The arrival of two water-related diseases in the Americas
Dam-building and disease
The historic Nile
The historic Thames
The Thames Barrier
The Colorado River's disputed water
7.	Uses of lakes and rivers
Highways and political boundaries
Agricultural, industrial, and domestic water supplies
Flood control and water storage
Waste disposal
Biological products
Water power
Leisure and recreation
The true value of freshwater ecosystems
8.	Threats to lakes and rivers
Biodiversity
The Earth Summit, 1992
Classifying risk
Dams and channelization
Altering the flow
Changes in land use
The Aral Sea disaster
Climate change
The greenhouse effect
Alien invasions
Freshwater pollution
Bioaccumulation and biomagnification
Too many nutrients
Acid waters
Overharvesting
Standing stock, fish production, and maximum sustainable yield
Conclusion: Managing lakes and rivers
Integrated river basin management
Managing water pollution
Restoring overenriched lakes
Dealing with acidification
The partial recovery of Whitepine Lake and Whirligig Lake
Managing freshwater fisheries
The future of lakes and rivers
Charismatic freshwater fish
APPENDIXES
Glossary											
Further reading										
Web sites											
Index												

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Lake ecology -- Juvenile literature.
Lakes -- Juvenile literature.
Stream ecology -- Juvenile literature.
Rivers -- Juvenile literature.