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Deltas and Humans: A Long Relationship now Threatened by Global Change

Thomas S. Bianchi

Abstract

Humans have had a long relationship with the ebb and flow of tides on river deltas around the world. The fertile soils of river deltas provided early human civilizations with a means of farming crops and obtaining seafood from the highly productive marshes and shallow coastal waters associated with deltas. However, this relationship has at times been both nurturing and tumultuous for the development of early civilizations. The vicissitudes of seasonal changes in river flooding events as well as frequently shifting deltaic soils made life for these early human settlements challenging. These nat ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199764174
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199764174.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas S. Bianchi, author