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Editors: Paul E. Schmidt
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A delta is a landform that is created at the mouth of a river where that river flows into an ocean, sea, estuary, lake, reservoir, flat arid area, or another river. Deltas are formed from the deposition of the sediment carried by the river as the flow leaves the mouth of the river. Over long periods of time, this deposition builds the characteristic geographic pattern of a river delta. This book presents current research on river deltas from across a broad spectrum including such topics as the current carbon source in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta of California; limnology of the Nile Delta Lakes; soil fertility changes of the Yangtze River Delta region; the Ebro Delta on the Spanish Northeast Mediterranean coast and a political and ecological perspective on the Pearl River Delta of China.

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Chapter 1 - Re-Establishing Marshes can Return Carbon Sink Functions to a Current Carbon Source in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta of California, USA pp. 1-34
Authors / Editors: (Robin L. Miller, Roger Fujii, United States Geological Survey, California Water Science Center, Sacramento, California)
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Chapter 2 - Limnology of the Nile Delta Lakes pp. 35-52
Authors / Editors: (Gamal M. El-Shabrawy, Mohamed E. Goher, National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Fish Research Station, El-Khanater El-Kharia, Cairo, Egypt)

Chapter 3 - Soil Fertility Changes in Agricultural Ecosystems of the Yangtze River Delta Region, China – A Literature Review pp. 53-68
Authors / Editors: (Jeremy L. Darilek, Biao Huang, Key Laboratory of Soil Environment and Pollution Remediation, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, China, and others)

Chapter 4 - Evaluation of Flood Storage Ability of Dongting and Poyang Lakes in Yangtze River by using Process-Based Model pp. 69-94
Authors / Editors: (Tadanobu Nakayama, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, and others)

Chapter 5 - Environmental Assessment of Macrobenthos Assemblage in Manzalah Lagoon, Egypt pp.93-107
Authors / Editors: (Gamal M. El-Shabrawy, National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Fish Research Station, El-Khanater El-Kharia, Cairo, Egypt)

Chapter 6 - Bacteriological quality of water in Rosetta Branch of the River Nile, Egypt pp. 109-123
Authors / Editors: (Saleh A. Rabeh, National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Inland Waters and Aquaculture Branch, El-Qanater Research Station, Greater Cairo, Egypt)

Chapter 7 - Geomorphological Evolution and Mangrove Habitat Dynamics Related to Holocene Sea-Level Changes in the Northern Mekong River Delta and the Dong Nai River Delta, Southern Vietnam pp. 125-141
Authors / Editors: Kiyoshi Fujimoto, Masatomo Umitsu, Van Lap Nguyen, Thi Kim Oanh Ta, Kumiko Kawase, Duc Hoan Huynh and Toshio Nakamura
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Chapter 8 - δ13C, δ15N and Corg/Ntotal as Tracer for Sources of Carbon and Nitrogen to Yangtze River Intertidal Zone pp. 147-160
Authors / Editors: (Huan Feng, Weiguo Zhang, Lizhong Yu, Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, Montclair State University, New Jersey, and others)

Chapter 9 - The Ebro Delta: From its Origin to Present Uncertainty pp. 161-171
Authors / Editors: (I..Rodr¨ªguez-Santalla, J. Serra-Ravent¨®s, I. Montoya-Montes, M. J. S¨¢nchez, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, ESCET, Mostoles, Madrid, Spain, and others)

Chapter 10 - Short Communication: A Political Ecology Perspective on the Pearl River Delta pp. 173-177
Authors / Editors: (Alan Smart, Josephine Smart, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 186.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-756-5
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