Estuaries of the World

Perspectives on the Restoration of the Mississippi Delta

The Once and Future Delta

Editors: Day, J., Kemp, G.P., Freeman, A., Muth, D.P. (Eds.)

  • An integrated coastal management approach to the Mississippi delta
  • Comprehensive approach to management of the delta ranging from geophysical to socio-economics
  • Includes fisheries, wetlands and eutrophication, navigation and  flood control, human communities, historical geology of the delta, river geomorphology, and sustainable management
  • Deals with future trends such as climate change and energy scarcity
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About this book

Human impacts and emerging mega-trends such as climate change and energy scarcity will impact natural resource management in this century. This is especially true for deltas because of their ecological and economic importance and their sensitivity to climate change. The Mississippi delta is one of the largest in the world and has been strongly impacted by human activities. Currently there is an ambitious plan for restoration of the delta. This book, by a renown group of delta experts, provides an overview of the challenges facing the delta and charts - a way forward to sustainable management.

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From the book reviews:

“This impressive collection of papers deals with ‘the once and future delta,’ highlighting the current tumultuous state of the Mississippi River and its watershed.  … Chapters contain illustrations, many in color, and provide ample reference lists for further study. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; two-year technical program students.” (P. R. Pinet, Choice, Vol. 52 (7), March, 2015)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Perspectives on the Restoration of the Mississippi Delta

    Day, John W. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • The Once and Future Delta

    Muth, David P.

    Pages 9-27

  • How Deltas Work: A Brief Look at the Mississippi River Delta in a Global Context

    Giosan, Liviu (et al.)

    Pages 29-32

  • The Last Naturally Active Delta Complexes of the Mississippi River (LNDM): Discovery and Implications

    Condrey, Richard E. (et al.)

    Pages 33-50

  • Adapting to Change in the Lowermost Mississippi River: Implications for Navigation, Flood Control and Restoration of the Delta Ecosystem

    Kemp, G. Paul (et al.)

    Pages 51-84

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8733-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8732-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0759-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perspectives on the Restoration of the Mississippi Delta
Book Subtitle
The Once and Future Delta
Editors
  • John Day
  • George Paul Kemp
  • Angelina Freeman
  • David P. Muth
Series Title
Estuaries of the World
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8733-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8733-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8732-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0759-4
Series ISSN
2214-1553
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 194
Number of Illustrations and Tables
37 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
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