Floods in an Arid Continent
Volume editor Aldo Poiani
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Floods in an Arid Continent by Aldo Poiani
Book DescriptionNowhere are floods more paradoxical than in the generally arid Australian continent. This book brings together experts in meteorology, hydrology, limnology, ornithology, landscape ecology, veterinary and medical sciences, economics, anthropology and sociology to synthesize current knowledge on floods, their occurrence, and their consequences for the environment and societies in the Australian context. Floods can have either beneficial or detrimental effects on the landscape and human societies. This book fills this important gap in our study and offers a multidisciplinary approach in understanding the effects of global climate change. The editors provide complete coverage on dynamics, patterns and consequences of floods, studied from several perspectives. Although the geographic focus of the book is Australia, the synthesis that is detailed in this book will undoubtedly be useful for the understanding of floods in all other regions of the planet. It: offers detailed trends of effects on global climatic change; provides an understanding of past and future floods in Australia; discusses disturbances on landscape; and includes effects on aquatic birds, infectious diseases, and economy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780123736307
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Academic Press Inc
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 12-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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