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Large Asian Lakes in a Changing World

Natural State and Human Impact

Editors: Kalweit, Sigrid Ilona (Ed.)

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  • Offers a valuable reference guide, describing the natural state of important lakes in Asia
  • Provides a unique overview of human impacts on eight important lakes in Asia
  • Reveals that Asian lakes have most likely experienced the most severe ecosystem changes triggered by humans
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Describing the natural state of eight important lakes in Asia and the human impact on these lake ecosystems, this book offers a valuable reference guide. Over the past several decades the Aral Sea, Dead Sea, Lake Balkhash and other major lakes in Asia have undergone significant changes with regard to their size, water level, chemical composition, and flora and fauna. Most of these changes resulted from the loss of water from tributaries (now used for irrigation farming) or increasing consumption in local industries and households. However, significant human impacts may have begun as early as 2000 years ago. In addition to the three lakes mentioned above, Lake Sevan (Armenia), the Caspian Sea (Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan), Lake Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan), and Lake Lop Nur (China) are discussed as the most prominent examples of changing lake ecosystems. In contrast, an example of an almost pristine lake ecosystem is included with the report on Lake Uvs Nuur (Mongolia).

For each lake, the book summarizes its origin and early geological history, and reconstructs its natural state and variability on the basis of proxy records from drilled or exposed lake sediments that have accumulated since the last ice age. The frequently observed reductions in lake level and size during most recent decades led often to significant environmental impacts in the respective lake catchments including vegetation deterioration, soil erosion and badland formation, soil salinization or the formation of sinkholes.  


      

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eBook 93,08 €
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Hardcover 155,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Large Asian Lakes in a Changing World
Book Subtitle
Natural State and Human Impact
Editors
  • Sigrid Ilona Kalweit
Series Title
Springer Water
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42254-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42254-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-42253-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-42256-1
Series ISSN
2364-6934
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 264
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
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