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Environmental Science and Engineering

Sand Mining

Environmental Impacts and Selected Case Studies

Authors: Padmalal, D., Maya, K.

  • Unique book focused on environmental aspects of sand mining
  • Contains both theory about causes and consequences of sand mining as well as practical case study examples
  • Details case studies in India which are relevant for any river system draining densely populated coasts
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About this book

This book addresses most of the environmental impacts of sand mining from small rivers The problems and solutions addressed in this book are applicable to all rivers that drain through densely populated tropical coasts undergoing rapid economic growth. Many rivers in the world are drastically being altered to levels often beyond their natural resilience capability. Among the different types of human interventions, mining of sand and gravel is the most disastrous one, as the activity threatens the very existence of river ecosystem. A better understanding of sand budget is necessary if the problems of river and coastal environments are to be solved.

About the authors

Dr. D. Padmalal is a research scientist at the Centre for Earth Science Studies (Trivandrum, Kerala, India). He is an expert in Quaternary Geology and Environmental Geology and has been studying sand mining and related environmental problems for almost 20 years.

Dr. K. Maya is a research scientist at the Centre for Earth Science Studies (Trivandrum, Kerala, India). She is an expert in River Basin Studies and River Management & Restoration. She has been working in these fields for almost 15 years.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Padmalal, D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Rivers-Structure and Functions

    Padmalal, D. (et al.)

    Pages 9-22

  • River Sand Mining and Mining Methods

    Padmalal, D. (et al.)

    Pages 23-30

  • Impacts of River Sand Mining

    Padmalal, D. (et al.)

    Pages 31-56

  • Sand Mining: The World Scenario

    Padmalal, D. (et al.)

    Pages 57-80

Buy this book

eBook £59.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9144-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £99.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9143-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £74.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0078-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sand Mining
Book Subtitle
Environmental Impacts and Selected Case Studies
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Science and Engineering
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9144-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9144-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9143-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0078-6
Series ISSN
1863-5520
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 162
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour
Topics