1. On The Value Of Lakes: Patrick O'Sullivan.
2. The Assault On The Quality Of Lakes: Wilhelm Ripl and Klaus-Dieter Wolter.
Part II: Regional Studies.
3. The North American Great Lakes: Marlene S. Evans.
4. Lake Washington: W.T. Edmondson.
5. Lakes of Northern Europe: Heikki Simola and Lauri Arvola.
6. European Alpine Lakes: Martin T. Dokulil.
7. Lake Baikal And Other Great Lakes Of Asia: Lyudmila G. Butorina.
8. Lakes In Arid Environments: W.D. Williams.
9. Floodplain Lakes And Reservoirs In Tropical And Subtropical South America: John M. Melack.
Part III: Human Impact On Specific Lake Types.
10. Shallow Temperate Lakes: G.L. Phillips.
11. Shallow Tropical Lakes:Patrick L. Osborne.
12. Reservoirs And Other Artificial Water Bodies: Milan Straskraba.
Part IV: Lake And Catchment Models.
13. The Export Coefficient Approach to Prediction of Nutrient Loadings: Helen M. Wilson.
14. The Phosphorus Loading Concept And The OECD Eutrophication Programme; Walter Rast and Jeffrey A. Thornton.
15. Models Of Lakes And Reservoirs: Sven-Erik Jorgensen.
16. The Assessment, Management And Reversal Of Eutrophication: Helmut Klapper.
17. Biomanipulation In Shallow Lakes: S. Harry Hosper, Marie-Louise Meijer, R.D. Gulati and Ellen van Donk.
18. Restoring Acid Lakes: Lennart Henrikson, Atle Hindar and Ingemar Abrahamsson.
Part V: Legal Frameworks.
19. The Framework For Managing Lakes In The United States of America: Thomas Davenport.
20. Nordic Lakes: Marianne Lindstrom.
21. The Problem Of Rehabilitating Lakes And Wetlands In Developing Countries: F.W.B. Bugenyi.
22. South Africa: Towards Protecting Our Lakes: G.I. Cowan
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- provides an up-to-date overview of the application of ecologically sound approaches, methods and tools for an understanding of lakes and their management
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- brings together basic science and management issues
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