"Rivers of the United States, Volume 5, Part B: Gulf of Mexico" is an essential volume for studying water related issues of the region. It provides authoritative coverage by a world renowned expert on limnology. It includes information on the impact of pollution and development on the health of rivers, and how conservation and reclamation efforts can repair past damage.
Dr. Patrick is a 1996 recipient of the President's National Medal of Science, the most prestigious scientific honor in American Science. She holds the Francis Boyer chair of Limnology at the National Academy of Sciences in Philadelphia.