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Deltas and humans : a long relationship now threatened by global change

Author: Thomas S Bianchi
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The massive expansion of human populations around the world in both the lower and upper drainage basins of large rivers have changed the manner in which sediments and water are delivered to deltas. Because of the high density of human populations found in these regions, humans have developed elaborate hydrological engineering schemes in an attempt to "tame" these deltas. The goal of this book is to provide  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas S Bianchi
ISBN: 9780199764174 0199764174
OCLC Number: 950083735
Description: xi, 171 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Early human civilizations and river deltas --
The ever-changing delta --
The holocene and global climate change --
Changes in the hinterland and floodplain --
Effects of sea-level rise and subsidence on deltas --
Saving the deltas: the human-delta relationship --
Exploring a sustainable future --
Epilogue : a brave new world.
Responsibility: Thomas S. Bianchi.

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The goal of this book is to provide information on the historical relationship between humans and deltas that will hopefully encourage immediate preparation for coastal management plans in response  Read more...

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