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Sedimentary crisis at the global scale. 2, Deltas, a major environmental crisis

Author: Jean-Paul Bravard
Publisher: London, UK : ISTE Ltd ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2019.
Series: Geosciences series.
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Bravard, Jean-Paul.
Sedimentary crisis at the global scale. 2, Deltas, a major environmental crisis.
London, UK : ISTE Ltd ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2019
(OCoLC)1082874878
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Paul Bravard
ISBN: 9781119597605 1119597609 9781119597599 1119597595
OCLC Number: 1089445759
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half-Title Page; Dedication; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction; Acknowledgments; 1. Deltas: Young, Fragile and Threatened Environments; 1.1. Long-term construction of deltas: general mechanisms; 1.1.1. Processes and basic forms; 1.1.2. Dynamics of construction and redistribution in progress; 1.1.3. Young and unstable areas; 1.2. Some of the Earth's last great natural deltas: two deltas in the Arctic; 1.2.1. The Lena Delta; 1.2.2. The Mackenzie Delta; 1.3. The Earth's deltas: what is their current situation in the face of terrestrial and marine constraints? 1.3.1. The rise in sea levels1.3.2. Sedimentary exhaustion of continents; 1.3.3. Extraction of resources and accelerated subsidence of deltas; 1.4. Subsiding deltas in Southeast Asia; 1.4.1. An example of a young, mainly rural delta, the Huang-He; 1.4.2. Urbanized deltas in Southeast Asia; 1.5. Conclusion; 2. Old Societies and Deltaic Crises; 2.1. Some vulnerable deltas in the Holocene during the long and medium terms; 2.1.1. The Nile Delta, a condensed version of the history of the African climate 2.1.2. The lower Huang-He and its delta: a Holocene metamorphosis under anthropological control2.1.3. The Rhône Delta during the Holocene: fluvial branches and the coastline record the history of its climate and society; 2.2. The Rhine and the Meuse Deltas: from complete control of fluvial and marine waters to attempts at restoration to a natural state; 2.2.1. The fight against fluvial floods; 2.2.2. Hydraulic works and environmental objectives in the dyked zone; 2.2.3. What kind of compatibility or synergy takes place between fluvial restoration and protection against flooding? 2.2.4. Defense of the Netherlands against the sea2.3. Contemporary imbalances in the Old World; 2.3.1. A delta with a reprieve: the Nile Delta; 2.3.2. The Rhône Delta: changes in the basin and the delta; 2.3.3. The Ebro Delta: alone against the sea; 2.3.4. The delta of the Po plain: historical dispersion of weak points; 2.3.5. The Danube Delta: still room for hope; 2.4. Conclusion; 3. Tropical Deltas in Crisis, Between Open and Closed Formations; 3.1. A delta that is both open and alive: the Ganges and Brahmaputra Delta; 3.1.1. Rivers and a delta 3.1.2. The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna plain, the most populated and the poorest on Earth3.2. The Mekong Delta in a suspended status; 3.2.1. A technical machine, constantly more complex; 3.2.2. Extremely worrying emerging factors; 3.2.3. What will be the management choices in the future? Giving preference to the scale of the basin; 3.3. The Niger Delta: unlimited exploitation of black gold; 3.3.1. The deltaic zone; 3.3.2. The effects of the extraction of hydrocarbons on the environment; 3.3.3. Serious social and political stakes at play; 3.4. The Indus Delta, dramatically dried out
Series Title: Geosciences series.
Responsibility: Jean-Paul Bravard.

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