E.C. Pielou Ô 9 ead & downloadGreat for someone willing to delve into the science and intricacies take muir and add graphs and intricacies Take Muir and add graphs and eports Too detailed for what I was looking for but a great esource for someone wanting to know the origins and state of fresh water in our world Read this a long time ago but emember thinking it was a eadable and fascinating introduction to water from a naturalist s perspective A solid informative overview of the water cycle and the way that water moves across land after it falls as ain Grikes are cracks in limestone Karst land that water flows intoSeiche is the ocking motion of water in lakesFrazil is clumps of slush on lakes that freeze irregularlyTalik is the ground that emains unfrozen all year in Tundra areasPingo mounds of iceFlarks furrows of water in bogslearning new words is awesome Informative book about the science of fresh water This book is a simple 101 level study of hydrology as it pertains to earth s supply of fresh water Ms Pielou was a scientist and lived in British Columbia The book is a eminder of how accessible the natural sciences are with drawings by Ms Pielou anyone can out and learn
about Not Handsome Enough rivers creeks lakes and wetlands in theiregionThe book was published in 1998 and conseuently itthe ivers creeks lakes and wetlands in their egionThe book was published in 1998 and conseuently it an optimism about climate change and water that in 2020 science can no longer summon in the face of impending likely catastrophic environmental changesInterestingly as a Canadian the book describes devastating mistakes made by the Canadian government against its own wetlands Canada s environmental mistakes were news to me Canada is very capable of keeping negative news out of its own media as a small country that can dangle access in lieu of silence and with a concentrated wealthy elite of business interests that control most of its broadcasting companies Being green is easy to pretend and popular here Being accurate is not Busy Park rewardingDid youealize that humans over the last century have built on average the euivalent of a dam a day Most since 1950 Two thirds of the worlds major Beer Law: What Brewers Need to Know rivers are disrupted by 50k dams America alone contains 85k dams Projects for Asia Nepal Tibet Mekong Latin America Chile and North America are predicted to displace millions of humans becoming an anthropological disaster and bringing environmental chaos Dams and theeservoirs are GIS and Fr�uleins: The German-American Encounter in 1950s West Germany responsible for a uarter of human caused methaneeleased into the atmosphere As of 2014 current governments plan to increase hydroelectrical energy production on earth by 40% That s a lot dams A lot thoughtless engineered destructionMs Pielou in 1998 with science professor understated calm is actually a virulent opponent of eservoir creation She With the eye of a professional scientist and the passion of a dedicated amateur E C Pielou conducts a guided tour of fresh water on its course through the natural world As the world's supply of clean fresh water continues to dwindle it becomes increasingly important to understand the close connection between water and all forms of life Pielou's fascination with fresh water gives us a natural history. .
Ind of blew my mind actually Here are some arguments against building that dam 1 The dam is the destruction of 2 ecosystems simultaneously the iver system above and below the dam and the land destroyed underneath the new Reservoir 2 It Is The Instantaneous Destruction 2 It is the instantaneous destruction the spawn cycle of anadromous fish such as salmon who migrate upriver and to the sea 3 Release of water thru the dam kills fish with the bends gas bubble disease eleased water at the dam comes from the deepest coldest water at the bottom of
The Reservoir Water Withreservoir water with lowest OXYGEN LEVELS INTO THE RIVER SYSTEM levels into the iver system causing fish kills further downriver 4 Reduced The Placer rivers downstream of the dam are sluggish too warm for native fish species die 5 Weed choked warmerivers destroy spawning grounds eggs are destroyed or preyed upon species are destroyed 6 Sediment is wasted at the dam and vital nutrients never arrive at the ocean or along the ivers banks affecting all farming and fish and populations downstream 7 Altering seasonal flows can destroy fisheries from iver system to the ocean white sturgeon Nechako Kootenay and Columbia 8 Reservoirs are The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, radically different chemically from natural lake bodiesotting vegetation can Profiles in Leadership: Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness release toxic mercury levels in the form of methylmercury 100x toxic than the original mercury levels in the soil Fish can ingest methylmercury destroying fisheries this has happened twice in Canada whitefish in Manitoba and pike in James Bay uebec where Cree who ate the fish had dangerous cancer causing mercury levels 9 The masselease of methane and c02 from the otting forest or peat can continue indefinitely 10 As a esult of the Other People's Property: A Shadow History of Hip-Hop in White America release of methane a hydroelectric project can emit as great a uantity of greenhouse gases as a coalfired generator creating the exact same amount of electrical power Assuming hydroelectric means clean is choosing to allow the government and corporations to create the future 11 Reservoirs lay atop shallow basins not designed to carry the weight of the water this can deform the earth s crust causing earthuakes sometimes exceeding 6 on the Richter scale This is particularly alarming when planned dams are in mountainousegions in Asia or Latin America which are already notoriously unstable due to earthuake and volcano activity 12 Reservoirs decrease sea levels In 1998 it was estimated that dams had educed the ocean level by 3 cms The combination of ising sea levels and Der Bilderwächter reservoirs was not examined by the time this book was written 13 Reservoirs are speeding the earth sotation The weight of water has been shifted artificially via the engineering of man from around the euator to higher and lower midlatitude closer to the earth That is emarkable and surprising A keen and detailed look at the life and history of fresh water Dip into Fresh Water It will both stimulate and satisfy as only good natural history can Toronto Globe and MailPielou's ease with her subject and her no nonsense style of writing will satisfy and inspire the poet as well as the naturalist Denize Springer Express BooksPielou's writing is didactic and def. Axis of otation This tremendous weight shift speeds up the earth s otation like an ice the earth s otation like an ice drawing her arms in towards her body while she spins faster and faster 6 The creation of all these immense projects has been haphazard instead of around the euator so the actual axis of the earth is tilting due to the shift in mass To be fair these shifts are not as great as those caused by natural polar drift that goes on all the time But they do emphasize how delicately the earth is poised and how illusory the fixedness of a fixed point Letters to Rollins really is E C PielouThe book is very informative full of simple science information but this chapter oneservoirs Britain, Europe And The Third World really blew my mind The massive dam projects show no sign of stopping and the green movement the soccer moms all think hydroelecticity is the futureI am not convinced that disrupting the himalayan home of the gods isn t begging for hubristic disaster At present coronavirus is science being used to tell us how stupid we all are and we have to obey but then when youeally examine all these green assumptions they are eally nonsenseI am very frustrated with the green Movement Because It Is because it is of inconsistencies scientific untruths and ineffectual egodriven politics that get lost so easily in America How are we ever going to change the direction of governments and corporations the UN is drowning in immediate humanitarian crisis predicted only to worsen Increased climate change will only make what is wrong now worse There is no international counterpointNow the word pandemic has the hysteria of a Bush administration terror ed alert my neighbors are eady to duct tape their windows and no one is uestioning authority out of fear of a flu virus Our pundits are not as smart as they used to be I ead the Sixth Extinction I am witnessing the Sixth Extinction I try to join green groups in my area and am lost in decades of internecine disputes and ego five groups doing one thing badly instead of one doing one thing effectively Everyone wants to be on good morning america or today everyone would like to be loved and famous No one wants to say no to the Chinese That would not be popularI will likely pick this book up off my shelf a lot over the years I spend a lot of time in nature and having a better understanding of that lake or that creek will be helpfulRun like a Unverified: A Novel riveruns to the sea O great Ocean O great sea Grand Teton Explorers Guide run to the oceanun to the sea u2 A very nice overview of many of the main hydrologic functions I ead this book for a class but I thought it was excellent Reads uickly explains things in a way many people can understand but still has enough technical detail for those of us who need it Highly ecommende. Initive in places even charming and is buttressed by clear illustrations A welcome addition to the genre of literature designed to bridge the gap between scientists and the intelligent and concerned lay public Daniel Hillel NatureA wonderful natural history of one of life's necessities a Peig: The Autobiography of Peig Sayers of the Great Blasket Island refreshing break from the grand theory and special pleading of many a science book Read it Fred Pearce New Scienti.