Coastal Lowlands

Geology and Geotechnology

  • W. J. M. van der Linden
  • S. A. P. L. Cloetingh
  • J. P. K. Kaasschieter
  • W. J. E. van de Graaff
  • J. Vandenberghe
  • J. A. M. van der Gun

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. James M. Coleman, H. H. Roberts
    Pages 1-24
  3. Henk Kooi, Sierd Cloetingh, Gijs Remmelts
    Pages 49-72
  4. Christophe M. H. Bauduin, Christinus J. B. Moes
    Pages 131-142
  5. M. A. Elsohby, S. O. Mazen, M. Abou-Shook, M. A. Bahr
    Pages 175-179
  6. D. Eisma, G. W. Berger, Chen Wei-Yue, Shen Jian
    Pages 237-253

About this book

Introduction

Coastal Lowlands by virtue of their position across the boundary of land and sea belong to the earth's most dynamic systems. This is true in the physical, i. e. geological and biological, as much as in the cultural and social sense. Although the nearness to the sea was and still is fraught with danger coastal lowlands have always attracted human interest, providing challenging opportunity, holding the promise of profitable enterprise. Coastal lowlands, especially where rivers enter the region, are the cradles of great civilisations and there, of old, populations reached highest densities. As an example, Dutch history is a tale of human struggle and endeavour with and against the sea. Dutch 'low landers' wrestled their land from the sea, in turn the sea forged a nation of independent fishermen, navigators, farmers and traders who built their towns and ships at the borders of the North and Zuyder Seas. As lowlands subside and sea level rises, apparently these days at an increasing rate, concern about this environment world-wide is also rising. It certainly was appropriate and timely for the Royal Geological and Mining Society of the Netherlands when celebrating its 75th birthday to organize and call together a symposium, focussing attention on the geology and geotechnology of coastal lowlands; geology to better understand their formation and evolution, geotechnology to better manage and harvest resources as much as protect a unique and crucial environment.

Keywords

Delta development groundwater organization transport

Editors and affiliations

  • W. J. M. van der Linden
    • 1
  • S. A. P. L. Cloetingh
    • 2
  • J. P. K. Kaasschieter
    • 3
  • W. J. E. van de Graaff
    • 4
  • J. Vandenberghe
    • 2
  • J. A. M. van der Gun
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute of Earth SciencesUniversity of UtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institute of Earth SciencesFree UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.NijverdalThe Netherlands
  4. 4.KSEPLRijswijk (ZH)The Netherlands
  5. 5.Institute of Applied GeoscienceTNO-DGVDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-1064-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4038-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1064-0
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