The Everglades Handbook: Understanding the Ecosystem, Fourth Edition


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By: Thomas E. Lodge

The fourth edition presents expanded treatment of subjects where our knowledge of the Everglades and its restoration has greatly improved. This more detailed coverage includes:

Computer modeling and its applications to the Everglades environment

Quantified role of water flow in shaping the Everglades landscape

The origin and evolution of fixed tree islands

Sulfur and related mercury as wetland pollutants

An up-to-date summary of the now quantified economic benefits of restoration, shown to be far in excess of the cost

The Everglades Handbook: Understanding the Ecosystem, Fourth Edition is a scholarly reference packed cover to cover with scientific information about the ecosystem of the Everglades – taking into account how drastically the Everglades has changed. Topically, the book covers disciplines ranging from ecology, geology, climatology, hydrology, anthropology to conservation biology. Written in Tom Lodge’s trademark accessible style, this extensively researched text is essential reading for anybody trying to understand the challenges we face in restoring this unique ecosystem.