Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation (Paperback)

Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation By Brian D. Lee (Editor), Daniel I. Carey (Editor), Alice L. Jones (Editor) Cover Image
By Brian D. Lee (Editor), Daniel I. Carey (Editor), Alice L. Jones (Editor)
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Home to sprawling Appalachian forests, rolling prairies, and the longest cave system in the world, Kentucky is among the most ecologically diverse states in the nation. Lakes, rivers, and springs have shaped and nourished life in the Commonwealth for centuries, and water has played a pivotal role in determining Kentucky's physical, cultural, and economic landscapes. The management and preservation of this precious natural resource remain a priority for the state's government and citizens.

In this generously illustrated book, experts from a variety of fields explain how water has defined regions across the Commonwealth. Together, they illuminate the ways in which this resource has affected the lives of Kentuckians since the state's settlement, exploring the complex relationship among humans, landscapes, and waterways. They examine topics such as water quality, erosion and sediment control, and emerging water management approaches. Through detailed analysis and case studies, the contributors offer scholars, practitioners, policy makers, and general readers a wide perspective on the state's valuable water resources.

About the Author

Brian D. Lee is associate professor of landscape architecture at the University of Kentucky.Daniel I. Carey is a retired geologist with the Kentucky Geological Survey at the University of Kentucky. Alice L. Jones is professor of geosciences at Eastern Kentucky University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780813175157
ISBN-10: 0813175151
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date: October 31st, 2017
Pages: 256
Language: English