Monographiae Biologicae

The Nile

Origin, Environments, Limnology and Human Use

Editors: Dumont, Henri J. (Ed.)

  • Features a multidisciplinary account of the Nile, the longest river of the world
  • Discusses the geological history, hydrology, climate, the biota of the basin, the effects of human interventions and the value of water as a natural resource
  • This book is a new edition to the 1976 monograph The Nile by Rzo’ska
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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.

Table of contents (37 chapters)

  • A Description of the Nile Basin, and a Synopsis of Its History, Ecology, Biogeography, Hydrology, and Natural Resources

    Dumont, Henri J.

    Pages 1-21

  • The Nile: History of Scientific Research

    Talling, Jack F.

    Pages 23-34

  • Cenozoic Evolution of the Nile Basin

    Talbot, Michael R. (et al.)

    Pages 37-60

  • Late Quaternary Environments in the Nile Basin

    Williams, Martin A.J. (et al.)

    Pages 61-72

  • The Nile Delta

    Hamza, Waleed

    Pages 75-94

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Hardcover $399.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9725-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Nile
Book Subtitle
Origin, Environments, Limnology and Human Use
Editors
  • Henri J. Dumont
Series Title
Monographiae Biologicae
Series Volume
89
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9726-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9726-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9725-6
Series ISSN
0077-0639
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 819
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