The Nile: Origin, Environments, Limnology And Human Use by Henri J. DumontThe Nile: Origin, Environments, Limnology And Human Use by Henri J. Dumont

The Nile: Origin, Environments, Limnology And Human Use

EditorHenri J. Dumont

Hardcover | November 23, 2009

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The book discusses the Nile basin from a holistic point of view, giving due attention to its geological history, hydrology, climate, and the full diversity of subsystems such as lakes and swamps. It discusses at length the biota of the basin, and derives general conclusions on the biodiversity of the plants and animals that inhabit it. It also examines the effects of human interventions, mainly dam building, but also pollution and eutrophication. It ends with several contributions on the natural resource value of water, and the constraints this imposes on the policies of the riparian states.
Title:The Nile: Origin, Environments, Limnology And Human UseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:832 pagesPublished:November 23, 2009Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1402097255

ISBN - 13:9781402097256

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Table of Contents

1. Introductory chapter: A Description of the Nile Basin, and a Synopsis of its History, Ecology, Biogeography and Natural ResourcesHenri J. Dumont2. The Nile Delta: History of Scientific Research. Jack F. TallingPART I ORIGIN3. Cenozoic Evolution of the Nile BasinMichael R. Talbot & M. A. J. Williams4. Late Quaternary Environments in the Nile BasinMartin A. J. Williams & Michael R. TalbotPART II MAJOR NILOTIC ENVIRONMENTS5. The DeltaWaleed Hamza6. The Fayum Depression and its LakesGamal M. El Shabrawy & Henri J. Dumont7. Lake Nasser-NubiaGamal M. El Shabrawy8. The Toshka LakesGamal M. El Shabrawy & Henri J. Dumont9. Lake Tana: Source of the Blue NileJacobus Vijverberg, Ferdinand A. Sibbing & Eshete Dejen 10. Swamps of the Upper White NileJim Green & Asim I. El Moghraby11. The Kyoga CatchmentJim Green12. Lake VictoriaJohn T. Lehman13. Rwenzori Mountains (Mountains of the Moon): Headwaters of the White NileHilde Eggermont, Kay Van Damme & James M. Russell14. Nilotic Lakes of the Western RiftJim Green15. Lake Turkana and its Link to the NileThomas C. Johnson & John O. MalalaPART III CLIMATES AND HYDROLOGY16. Nile Basin ClimatesPierre Camberlin17. The Hydrology of the Nile BasinJohn V. SutcliffePART IV LIMNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY18. Physical and Chemical Water CharacteristicsJack F. Talling19. River Nile Pollutants and their Effect on Organisms and Water QualityMostafa El-Sheekh20. Bacteria and Viruses of the NileSaleh Ahmed Rabeh21. Phytoplankton: Composition, Development and ProductivityJack F. Talling, Faisal Sinada, Ola E. Taha & Emad M. H. Sohby22. Hydrophytes of the Nile in EgyptMahmoud A. Zahran23. Aquatic Plants in the SudanOsman M. M. Ali24. The Cnidaria of the Nile BasinHenri J. Dumont25. The Oligochaeta of the Nile Basin revisitedSamir. I. Ghabbour26. The crustacean Zooplankton (Copepoda, Branchiopoda), Atyid Decapoda and Syncarida of the Nile BasinHenri J. Dumont27. Freshwater Crabs and Shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda) of the Nile BasinNeil Cumberlidge28. The Nile BenthosGamal El-Shabrawy & Mohamed R. Fishar29. Freshwater Mollusks of the Nile Basin: Past and PresentDirk Van Damme & Bert Van Bocxlaer30. Aquatic Insects of the Nile, with Emphasis on the OdonataHenri J. Dumont31. Fish Fauna of the NileFrans Witte, Martien van Oijen & Ferdinand Sibbing32. Fossil Fish from the Nile River and its Southern BasinsKathlyn M. Stewart33-Birds of the NileJim GreenPART V HUMAN USE34. Fisheries in the Nile SystemFrans Witte, Martin de Graaf, Oliva Mkumbo, Asim I. El-Moghraby & Ferdinand Sibbing35. Nile Basin Asymmetries: a Closed Fresh Water Resource, Soil Water Potential, the Political Economy and Nile Transboundary HydropoliticsJohn Anthony Allan36. Human Impact on the Nile Basin: Past, Present, FutureMartin A. J. Williams