The Indus River: Biodiversity, Resources, Humankind

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The Indus River is one of the world's greatest rivers, extending from the Himalayas to the Arabian Sea. It has a unique range of geographical and geological features, among them mountains, plains, and deltas. The river and its surrounding lands affect the living standards of the entire population of Pakistan. In fact, recent economic developments such as agriculture, forests, fisheries, oil, gas, and hydroelectricity are all dependent on the river. However, problems such as deforestation, waterlogging, pollution, and desertification will no doubt affect the river as they continue to grow in magnitude around the world.
This book looks at the interaction between the Indus River and its landscape, biodiversity, resources, and people, as well as its future. World authorities recommend interdisciplinary programs for management, conservation, and future development of this unique water system and important resources. This book is essential reading for all those involved in environmental studies and geography.

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Azra and Peter Meadows are both at the University of Glasgow.

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