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by Igor S. Zonn,M. Glantz,Aleksey N. Kosarev,Andrey G. Kostianoy

  • ISBN: 3540850864
  • Category: Math & Science
  • Author: Igor S. Zonn,M. Glantz,Aleksey N. Kosarev,Andrey G. Kostianoy
  • Subcategory: Earth Sciences
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Springer; 2009 edition (February 4, 2009)
  • Pages: 290 pages
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The publication of the Aral Sea Encyclopedia initiates a group of similar valuable references that gather multi-disciplinary perspectives on the world's seas, including planned volumes on the Caspian and Black Seas and the Sea of Japan. Скачать (pdf, 1. 2 Mb) Читать.

The publication of the Aral Sea Encyclopedia initiates a group of similar valuable references that gather multi-disciplinary perspectives on the world's seas, including planned volumes on the Caspian and Black Seas and the Sea of Japan.

The Aral Sea Encyclopedia Paperback – 19 October 2010. The Aral was something between a sea and a lake: a large inland body of salty water surrounded by semi-desert, fed by two great rivers. by Igor S. Zonn (Author), M. Glantz (Author), Aleksey N. Kosarev (Author), Andrey G. Kostianoy (Author) & 1 more. Now, in some seasons, the two rivers do not even reach the Aral. As a result the Aral is now a shrinking collection of shallow saline lakes, interspersed with dry salt pans.

The Caspian Sea Encyclopedia. This encyclopedia provides broad coverage of the Caspian Sea and surrounding region. First Springer Series on encyclopedias of the seas. The region is known best for its valuable natural resources, including oil, gas, sturgeon, and black caviar. Encyclopedia of Seas.

The Aral Sea Encyclopedia Hardcover – 3 February 2009.

Andrey G. Kostianoy is a Chief Scientist at the . Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, in Moscow, Russia. He is a specialist in physical oceanography.

The Caspian Sea Encyclopedia is the second one in the new series of encyclo- dias about the seas of the former Soviet Union published . The ?rst volume – The Aral Sea Encyclopedia was published by Springer in 2009.

The Caspian Sea Encyclopedia is the second one in the new series of encyclo- dias about the seas of the former Soviet Union published by Springer-Verlag. The series will be continued by The Black Sea Encyclopedia in 2010. Today the Caspian Sea is known to readers thanks to its oil and gas resources, sturgeon and caviar, signi?cant sea-level variations, socio-economic and political problems.

The ‘‘Aral Sea Encyclopedia’’ is the first one in the new series of encyclopedias about the seas of the former Soviet Union. Preparing it we faced certain difficulties. The thing is that this encyclopedia is a monument to the sea that is disappearing during our lifetime. The world community considers the situation with the Aral Sea and all changes that occurred in its whereabouts in the recent decades as one of the most serious, if not disastrous anthropogenic environmental crises of the 20th century.

The ‘‘Aral Sea Encyclopedia’’ is the first one in the new series of encyclopedias about the seas of the former Soviet Union. Preparing it we faced certain difficulties. The thing is that this encyclopedia is a monument to the sea that is disappearing during our lifetime. The world community considers the situation with the Aral Sea and all changes that occurred in its whereabouts in the recent decades as one of the most serious, if not disastrous anthropogenic environmental crises of the 20th century. Before 1960, this was a water-abundant sea-lake that was fourth among world lakes after the Caspian Sea (USSR, Iran), the Great Lakes (USA, Canada) and Victoria Lake (Africa). This was a real ‘‘pearl’’ among the sands of the largest deserts, the Karakums and the Kyzylkums. Navigation between the sea ports Muinak and Aralsk and fisheries famous for the Aral breams, barbells, sturgeons, shemaya, and others were developed here. One could find beautiful recreational zones and beaches here. The deltas of the Amudarya, the major river of Central Asia, and the Syrdarya bringing their waters into the Aral Sea were famous for their biodiversity, fishery, muskrat rearing, reed prod- tion. The local population found occupations related to the water infrastructure.

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