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Academy of Natural Sciences
Catherwood Foundation Peruvian-Amazon Expedition: Limnological and Systematic Studies: Monographs of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, No. 14
Ruth Patrick (au)
This expedition to study the aquatic life in certain sections of rivers that are part of the Peruvian headwaters of the Amazon was funded by the Catherwood Fdn., and the Amer. Philosophical Soc. The purpose of this expedition was to compare the pattern of aquatic life in rivers in the tropical zone with the pattern of aquatic life in rivers in the temperate zone in eastern and southern U.S. Contents: Intro., by Ruth Patrick; Limnological Observations and Discussion of Results, by Ruth Patrick; Chemical, Physical, and Bacterial Characteristics, by Yvonne H. Swabey; and Systematic Studies: Essays by John Cairns, Jr., Frederick Aldrich, Selwyn Roback, Paul Spangler, Francis Drouet, H. Skuja, L.A. Whitford, and Matthew Hohn. Illustrations.
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