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Wetlands Explained: Wetland Science, Policy, and Politics in America

William M. Lewis


This book brings together in compact form a broad scientific and sociopolitical view of US wetlands. This primer lays out the science and policy considerations to help in navigating this branch of science that is so central to conservation policy, ecosystem science and wetland regulation. It gives explanations of the attributes, functions and values of our wetlands and shows how and why public attitudes toward wetlands have changed, and the political, legal, and social conflicts that have developed from legislation intended to stem the rapid losses of wetlands. The book describes the role of w ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195131833
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195131833.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William M. Lewis, author