The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry

The Turkmen Lake Altyn Asyr and Water Resources in Turkmenistan

Editors: Zonn, Igor S., Kostianoy, Andrey G. (Eds.)

  • A comprehensive review
  • The first English book on the subject
  • Richly illustrated
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About this book

This book offers a concise description of the environment and water resources in Turkmenistan. The focus is on the water bodies of Turkmenistan – the Caspian Sea, Kara-Bogaz-Gol Bay, Sarykamysh Lake, Amu Darya River, and the Karakum Canal. Respected experts from six different countries cover the landscape-geographical features, the Karakum Desert, biodiversity (especially of birds and fishes) and ecosystems, as well as regional climate change. Special attention is paid to the Altyn Asyr Lake water reclamation project, to the morphometric characteristics of the Karashor Depression, and to the four-year-long satellite monitoring of the construction area in the vicinity of the Karashor Depression. The information presented is based on observational data and scientific literature, mainly published in Russian. This is the first English book on the Altyn Asyr Project. It addresses specialists working in various fields of environmental problems and ecology, water resources and management, land reclamation and agriculture, regional climate change, and international cooperation in the water sector in Turkmenistan and Central Asia.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Zonn, Igor S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Turkmenistan: Landscape–Geographical Features, Biodiversity, and Ecosystems

    Rustamov, Eldar A.

    Pages 9-22

  • The Karakum Desert

    Zonn, Igor S. (et al.)

    Pages 23-37

  • Climate Change in Turkmenistan

    Lioubimtseva, Elena (et al.)

    Pages 39-57

  • Water Resources of Turkmenistan

    Zonn, Igor S.

    Pages 59-68

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eBook $269.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-38606-0
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52192-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Turkmen Lake Altyn Asyr and Water Resources in Turkmenistan
Editors
  • Igor S. Zonn
  • Andrey G. Kostianoy
Series Title
The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry
Series Volume
28
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-38607-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-38607-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-38606-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52192-2
Series ISSN
1867-979X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 123
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 97 illustrations in colour
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