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JMU Hydrology Reference Books

Note that some of the following books are available at Carrier Library and some at Rose Library (Rose).  The location of each book is indicated along with the call number.  Call number links go to book records in the JMU Library Catalog.  Books located in library reference collections must be used in the library, but books located in the stacks may be checked out.

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology
(Rose Ref Q121 .M3 2002, also available online through Access Science)
20-volume encyclopedia covering all aspects of science and technology.

Encyclopedia of Coastal Science

(Rose Ref TC203.7 .E53 2005)

A handy reference covering coastal ecology, coastal engineering, geomorphology, and oceanography.

Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences

(Carrier and Rose Ref GB655 .E527 2005)
A major reference covering all aspects of hydrology including meteorology and climatology, soils, erosion and sedimentation, water quality and biogeochemistry, ecological and hydrological interactions, runoff, groundwater, land use and water management, and other topics.

Encyclopedia of Hydrology and Water Resources

(Rose Ref GB655 .E53 1998)
A reference covering the exploitation of new sources of water, the protection and management of existing reserves, and the science of surface water and groundwater flow.

Encyclopedia of Water Science

(Rose Ref S494.5 .W3 E54 2003)

A nice reference on agricultural water use, irrigation, and water supply.

Freshwater Issues

(Rose Ref and Rose Stacks TD345 .S65 2002)

An easy-to-use handbook containing overviews of various freshwater issues such as water supply, water rights management, facts and data, a directory of State and Federal agencies, and a large bibliography of suggested readings.

Handbook of Environmental Analysis: Chemical Pollutants in Air, Water, Soil, and Solid Waste

(Rose Ref TD193 .P38 1996)
Provides an exhaustive treatment of the analysis of toxic pollutants in the environment, including Ambient air, Groundwater, Surface water, Industrial wastewater, and Soils and sediments.


Handbook of Hydrology
(Carrier Stacks GB 662.5 .M35 1993)
A highly practical reference on both the theory and practice involved.

Handbook of Water Analysis

(Rose Ref QD142 .H36 2000)

Provides a comprehensive view of water analysis including parts of water chemistry.

Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology

(Rose Ref TD430 .C4593 1995)

A collection of useful information relating to the treatment of water and wastewater for municipal, sanitary, and industrial uses.

Handbook of Weather, Climate, and Water: Atmospheric Chemistry, Hydrology, and Societal Impacts

(Rose Ref. QC861.3 .P67 2003)

A comprehensive survey of fundamental principles and the latest research on atmospheric, climatic, and hydrologic sciences.

Handbook of Weather, Climate, and Water: Dynamics, Climate, Physical Meteorology, Weather Systems, and Measurements

(Rose Ref. QC880 .H34 2003)

Addresses atmospheric dynamics, physical meteorology, weather systems and measurements, providing coverage of the fundamentals of atmospheric sciences needed to understand weather systems and applications.

Pollution A to Z
(Rose Ref. TD 173 .P65 2004, also available online through Gale Virtual Reference Library)
This encyclopedia presents 264 entries written by scientists, professors, educators, and laypeople, explaining key concepts, current issues, research, and legislation in several global and local areas related to pollution of air, land, space, and water. These topics are complemented by historical overviews, biographical sketches, and career information, as well as information on related movements, organizations, and political parties.

Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater

(Rose Ref QD142 .A5 2005)

Presents significant improvements of methodology and enlarged its scope to include techniques suitable for examination of many types of samples encountered in the assessment and control of water quality and water pollution.

Stormwater Effects Handbook

(Rose Ref TD657 .B86 2002)

Assists scientists and regulators in determining when stormwater runoff causes adverse effects in receiving waters. Supplies assessment strategies, sample testing and collection methods, and includes illustrative figures and tables.


Water and Wastewater Technology

(Rose Ref TD345 .H25 2008)

Provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamental principles and current practices in water processing, water distribution, wastewater collection, wastewater treatment, and sludge processing.


Water: A Shared Responsibility

(Carrier Stacks HD1691 .W37 2006)

A UNESCO world water development report addressing international issues related to water supply, water management, and water quality.

Water Encyclopedia

(Rose Ref TD345 .L393 2005)

A 5 volume set covering water supply, waste disposal, water quality, agricultural water, surface water, ground water, water law and history, and other topics.

Water: Science and Issues

(Carrier Ref and Rose Ref GB655 .D37 2003, also available online through Gale Virtual Reference Library)

Four-volume encyclopedia brings together contributors from the full range of disciplines concerned with the science, politics, and economics of water, presenting some 300 alphabetical entries that explain disparate issues and topics in laymen's language.

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