Stock Image

The Nile: Origin, Environments, Limnology and Human Use (Monographiae Biologicae)

Dumont, Henri J. [Editor]

0 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1402097255 / ISBN 13: 9781402097256
Published by Springer, 2009
Condition: Used: Good Hardcover
From Black Bean Books (Whitehall, WI, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 23, 2011

Quantity Available: 1

About this Item

Some general light wear to cover and edges/corners. The pages are clean and unmarked, the binding is sound. *p. Bookseller Inventory # 1404270017

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Nile: Origin, Environments, Limnology ...

Publisher: Springer

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Good

Edition: 1st ed. 2009. Corr. 2nd printing.

About this title

Synopsis:

What have we learnt about the Nile since the mid-1970s, the moment when Julian Rzóska decided that the time had come to publish a comprehensive volume about the biology, and the geological and cultural history of that great river? And what changes have meanwhile occurred in the basin? The human popu- tion has more than doubled, especially in Egypt, but also in East Africa. Locally, industrial development has taken place, and the Aswan High Dam was clearly not the last major infrastructure work that was carried out. More dams have been built, and some water diversions, like the Toshka lakes, have created new expanses of water in the middle of the Sahara desert. What are the effects of all this on the ec- ogy and economy of the Basin? That is what the present book sets out to explore, 33 years after the publi- tion of “The Nile: Biology of an Ancient River”. Thirty-seven authors have taken up the challenge, and have written the “new” book. They come from 13 different countries, and 15 among them represent the largest Nilotic states (Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya). Julian Rzóska died in 1984, and most of the - authors of his book have now either disappeared or retired from research. Only Jack Talling and Samir Ghabbour were still available to participate again.

From the Back Cover:

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 pollution and eutrophication. It ends with several contributions on the natural resource value of water, and the constraints this imposes on the policies of the riparian states.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Black Bean Books is a small, online-based bookseller located in rural Wisconsin, specializing in non-fiction and rare books. Our goal is 100% buyer satisfaction-we are not happy unless you are!

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If
you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the
order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery
date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask
bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 24 hours.


Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 24 hours. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. Tracking is available.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

PayPal