Deltas: Landforms, Ecosystems and Human Activities

Deltas: Landforms, Ecosystems and Human Activities

by Gordon Young


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Deltas pose great challenges, whether marine or lacustrine as regions of purely natural conditions or regions of intense human activity set in the context of complex and often rapidly changing natural environments. Physically they are complex systems, the end-products of catchment processes involving water supply, sediment delivery and water quality — elements that are fast changing over time as a result both of human influences and change in climatic drivers. Tides, waves, sea level changes, storm surges, tsunamis and littoral currents all impact. The contributions result from a joint symposium of the International Associations of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) and Physical Sciences of the Ocean (IAPSO)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781907161360
Publisher: International Association of Hydrological Sciences
Publication date: 07/31/2013
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Gordon Young grew up in Flint, Michigan, the birthplace of General Motors, where his accomplishments included learning to parallel park the family's massive Buick Electra 225. After reaching an uneasy truce with the nuns in the local Catholic school system, he went on to study journalism at the University of Missouri and English literature at the University of Nottingham. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Slate, Utne Reader, and numerous other publications.

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