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Praise for the previous editions of Wetlands:

"Wetlands, the field of study, would not be what it is withoutWetlands, the book."
——Bill Streever, Wetlands, 2001

"The Third Edition of this highly successful book manages to setnew standards in presentation and content to confirm its place asthe first point of reference for those working or studyingwetlands."
——Chris Bradley, University of Birmingham, UK,Regulated Rivers: Research and Management

"This book is the wetlands bible...the most wide-ranging [book]on the subject."
——Carl Folke, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, LandUse Policy

"The single best combination text and reference book on wetlandecology."
——Joseph S. Larson, University of Massachusetts,Journal of Environmental Quality

"First on my list of references to recommend to someone new towetland policy management or science."
——Jay A. Leitch, North Dakota State University, WaterResources Bulletin

For more than two decades, William Mitsch and James Gosselink'sWetlands has been the premier reference on wetlands forecologists, land use planners, and water resource managersworldwide—a comprehensive compendium of the state ofknowledge in wetland science, management, and restoration.

Now Mitsch and Gosselink bring their classic book up to datewith substantial new information and a streamlined textsupplemented with a support web site. This new Fourth Editionmaintains the authoritative quality of its predecessors whileoffering such revisions as:

Refocused coverage on the three main parts of the book: 1. Anintroduction to the extent, definitions, and general features ofwetlands of the world; 2. Wetland science; and 3. Wetlandmanagement.

New chapter on climate change and wetlands that introduces thestudent to the roles that wetlands have in climate change andimpact that climate change has on wetlands.

Increased international coverage, including wetlands of Mexicoand Central America, the Congolian Swamp and Sine Saloum Delta ofAfrica, the Western Siberian Lowlands, the Mesopotamian Marshlandrestoration in Iraq, and the wetland parks of Asia such as XixiNational Wetland Park in eastern China and Gandau Nature Park inTaipei, Taiwan. This expanded coverage is illustrated with over 50wetland photographs from around the world.

Several hundred new refer?ences for further reading, up-to-datedata, and the latest research findings.

Over 35 new info boxes and sidebars provide essential backgroundinformation to concepts being presented and case studies of wetlandrestoration and treatment in practice.

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