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Pond and Brook
A Guide to Nature in Freshwater Environments
Michael J. Caduto; Donella H. Meadows, fwd.; Joan Thomson, illus.

1990 • 288 pp. 69 illus. 204 figs. Table. 3 charts. 6 x 9"
Ecology & Environmental Studies / Nature

$27.95 Paperback, 978-0-87451-509-1

“Weaves a tapestry of understanding from threads of facts, personal experience, poetry, illustrations, and anecdotes . . . coupled with an engaging writing style. It’s all there: good cause, worthwhile outcome, solid learning, and some gentle fun”.—Natural Science for Youth Foundation

A complete guide to the plants and animals of ponds, lakes, streams, rivers, and wetlands.

Designed specifically for the amateur naturalist and filled with hands-on projects and activities, Pond and Brook introduces the readers to the intriguing world of freshwater life. Michael Caduto’s keen eye investigates all common freshwater environments, from wetlands and deep lakes to streams and vernal ponds. An important feature of the book is its holistic approach to both living and non-living components of freshwater environments, and how they fit together to weave an ecological whole. Readers will learn the unique properties of water, the basic principles vital to understanding aquatic life, and the origin of freshwater habitats.

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“An indispensable field guide to our nation’s liquid assets.”—William A. Niering, Connecticut College

MICHAEL J. CADUTO is an author, naturalist, and educator, and the founder of P.E.A.C.E.® (Programs for Environmental Awareness and Cultural Exchange). He is an associate of the Atlantic Center for the Environment and a consultant with the Vermont Department of Education. His work has been featured on National Public Radio and BBC programs. He has written twelve books, including the best-selling Keepers of the Earth.

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