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Prehistoric River Saraswati, Western India

Geological Appraisal and Social Aspects

Authors: Valdiya, K.S.

  • Weaves geological narratives in the context of archeological finds and graphic descriptions in classical literature of a snow-fed river that once supported a vibrant Indian civilization together with its chartering by explorersSheds new light on the phenomenon of stream piracy and consequent vanishing of rivers, bringing about hiatal environmental and socioeconomic changes
  • Explores the possibilities of, and suggests measures for, tapping groundwater in desert-like terrains
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This book portrays the Himalayan-born River Saraswati, a legendary river that was the lifeline of a progressive and vibrant society for more than three thousand years. Written in simple language and richly illustrated, it highlights the events that resulted in the robbing of the Saraswati of its water and the end of a wonderful culture. The author weaves a geological narrative out of a mass of data generated by explorers, archaeologists, sedimentologists, geohydrologist, seismologists and remote-sensing specialists. The story explains how a great Himalayan river disappeared and how the Harappan Civilization vanished from the banks of the river Saraswati more than three and half thousand years ago in the wake of tectonic upheavals in the foothills of the Himalaya at a time when the rainfall had drastically declined. And it reveals that nowadays the Saraswati is an extraordinary wide water-less channel coursing through the vast but dry floodplain in western India.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Mighty Tempestuous River

    Valdiya, K. S.

    Pages 1-8

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  • Geomorphological Layout of the Saraswatī Land

    Valdiya, K. S.

    Pages 9-21

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  • Structural Framework and Tectonics of the Saraswatī Basin

    Valdiya, K. S.

    Pages 23-38

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  • Portrayal, Identification and Delineation of the River Saraswatī

    Valdiya, K. S.

    Pages 39-53

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  • Sediments Deposited by the River Saraswatī

    Valdiya, K. S.

    Pages 55-71

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eBook 95,19 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-44224-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 112,14 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-44223-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prehistoric River Saraswati, Western India
Book Subtitle
Geological Appraisal and Social Aspects
Authors
Series Title
Society of Earth Scientists Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44224-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44224-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44223-5
Series ISSN
2194-9204
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 136
Number of Illustrations and Tables
53 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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