Principles of Water Resources: History, Development, Management, and Policy Paperback – Jun 28 2004
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"...clearly explains the complexity of water resources in a highly engaging and thorough manner..."(Water Resources Development, Vol.19, No.1, 2003) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
A comprehensive look at our most precious resource
With its broad coverage of the history of water availability and use, as well as government development, management, and policy of water usage, Thomas Cech’s Principles of Water Resources, Second Edition is ideal for students from a wide range of backgrounds. Throughout the text, interesting sidebars, policy issues, and closer looks at past and present examples of water use bring the material to life.
Now updated and revised, this Second Edition features a new chapter on the economics of water, revised maps and photos, a new boxed feature titled Our Environment, a new guest essay on desalination by Dr. Fares Howari of United Arab Emirates University, and more.
- Rich in content
- Comprehensive in scope
- Straightforward, engaging style
- Case studies
- Attractive photos and maps
- Numerous sidebar discussions
- International perspective
- Extensive definitions
- Discussion questions
- Chapter-by-chapter glossary
- Internet links
- Multidisciplinary approach
Visit the accompanying website (www.wiley.com/college/cech) for:
- Line art in PowerPoint
- Sample exams
- Student research papers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
The good: It appears to be a good reference book for future use outside the classroom. There are 'policy issue' sections, case studies, 'closer look' sections, and guest essays that all contribute to real world examples as related to the material in the book. The two-column format is easy to read. There are several suggested readings, videos, and websites for each chapter, not just one or two.
The bad: All pictures and maps are in black and white. Color maps and pictures would be nice.
The ugly: The printing quality is not what I would expect of a $100+ textbook. It looks like it is draft quality printing. The entire book is in black and white. The only color is on the front cover.
In my class we used this book sparingly. We'd have a reading assignment about every other week from this book. In my opinion it was a pretty interesting read and it definitely brought up some good discussion within our class. I must say I was pleasantly surprised being as water resources didn't seem like the most interesting topic to me. All in all, I learned a good amount from this book that I still recall to this day.
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