Diachronic Climatic Impacts on Water Resources

with Emphasis on the Mediterranean Region

NATO ASI Series. Series I: Global Environmental Change Band 36

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Since the beginning of man's existence on Earth, the adequacy of available water has been as important as any other factor for man's survival and prosperity.

The volume comprises comprehensive reviews on: Paleoenvironments of arid land, climate-water-man interactions, water resources in the Minoan era, ancient Greek examples of avoiding water shortages, climatic changes in the eastern Mediterranean region since 5000 B.C., climatic evolution in ancient civilizations based on fossil studies, impact of climatic changes on groundwater and Mediterranean wetlands.

The book is written for civil and agricultural engineers, hydrologists, geologists, environmental scientists and researchers. It is also useful as a reference to consulting engineers, agriculturists, environmentalists and students.


Einband Taschenbuch
Herausgeber Andreas N. Angelakis, Arie S. Issar
Seitenzahl 411
Erscheinungsdatum 14.04.2014
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-3-642-64686-7
Verlag Springer Berlin
Maße (L/B/H) 23.5/15.5/2.2 cm
Gewicht 639 g
Abbildungen 125 schwarzweisse Abbildungen
Auflage 1996

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