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There is no statistical evidence that the frequency of flooding in Bangladesh has increased during the 20th century. There is indication however, that the inter-annual variation of floods and the areal extent of big events have increased since 1950. Is it really true that deforestation and land use practices of the Himalayan farmers are to blame for the recurring and devastating monsoon floods in the plains of the Ganga and Brahmaputra? This book presents new evidence resulting from a research project on floods in Bangladesh in the context of highland-lowland linkages.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789280811216
ISBN-10: 9280811215
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Pages: 450
Imprint: United Nations University
Publisher: United Nations University
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: Japan

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Author Biography - Thomas S. Hofer

Thomas Hofer is a mountain expert in the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome. Bruno Messerli is professor emeritus and former director of the Institute of Geography and rector of the University of Bern, Switzerland.

Books By Author Thomas S. Hofer