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The Nile : origin, environments, limnology and human use

Author: H J Dumont
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, ©2009.
Series: Monographiae biologicae, v. 89.
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"The book discusses the Nile basin from a holistic point of view, giving due attention to its geological history, hydrology, climate, and the full diversity of subsystems like lakes and swamps. It discusses at length the biota of the basin, and derives general conclusions on the biodiversity of the plants and animals that inhabit it. It also examines the effects of human interventions, mainly dam building, but also  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Springer Verlag 2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H J Dumont
ISBN: 9781402097263 1402097263 1402097255 9781402097256
OCLC Number: 424512021
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: A description of the Nile basin, and a synopsis of its history, ecology, biogeography, hydrology, and natural resources --
The Nile : History of scientific research --
Cenozoic evolution of the Nile basin --
Late quaternary environments in the Nile basin --
The Nile delta --
The Fayum depression and its lakes --
Lake Nasser --
Nubia --
The Toshka Lakes --
Lake Tana : Source of the Blue Nile --
Swamps of the upper White Nile --
The Kyoga catchment --
Lake Victoria --
Rwenzori Mountains (Mountains of the Moon) : Headwaters of the White Nile --
Nilotic lakes of the western rift --
Lake Turkana and its link to the Nile --
Nile basin climates --
The hydrology of the Nile basin --
Physical and chemical water characteristics --
River Nile pollutants and their effect on life forms and water quality --
Bacteria and viruses in the Nile --
Phytoplankton : Composition, development and productivity --
Hydrophytes of the Nile in Egypt --
Aquatic plants of the Sudan --
The cnidaria of the Nile basin --
The oligochaeta of the Nile basin revisited --
The crustacean zooplankton (copepoda, branchiopoda), atyid decapoda, and syncarida of the Nile basin --
Freshwater crabs and shrimps (crustacea : Decapoda) of the Nile basin --
The Nile benthos --
Freshwater molluscs of the Nile basin, past and present --
Aquatic insects of the Nile basin, with emphasis on the odonata --
Fish fauna of the Nile --
Fossil fish from the Nile river and its southern basins --
Birds of the Nile --
Fisheries in the Nile system --
Nile basin asymmetries : A closed fresh water resource, soil water potential, the political economy and Nile transboundary hydropolitics --
Human impact on the Nile basin : Past, present, future.
Series Title: Monographiae biologicae, v. 89.
Responsibility: Henri J. Dumont, editor.


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