Volume 89 2009

The Nile

Origin, Environments, Limnology and Human Use

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-9725-6 (Print) 978-1-4020-9726-3 (Online)

Table of contents (37 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

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      Pages 1-21

      A Description of the Nile Basin, and a Synopsis of Its History, Ecology, Biogeography, Hydrology, and Natural Resources

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      Pages 23-34

      The Nile: History of Scientific Research

  2. Origin

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      Pages 37-60

      Cenozoic Evolution of the Nile Basin

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      Pages 61-72

      Late Quaternary Environments in the Nile Basin

  3. Major Nilotic Environments

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      Pages 75-94

      The Nile Delta

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      Pages 95-124

      The Fayum Depression and Its Lakes

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      Pages 125-155

      Lake Nasser—Nubia

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      Pages 157-162

      The Toshka Lakes

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      Pages 163-192

      Lake Tana: Source of the Blue Nile

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      Pages 193-204

      Swamps of the Upper White Nile

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      Pages 205-214

      The Kyoga Catchment

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      Pages 215-241

      Lake Victoria

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      Pages 243-261

      Rwenzori Mountains (Mountains of the Moon): Headwaters of the White Nile

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      Pages 263-286

      Nilotic Lakes of the Western Rift

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      Pages 287-304

      Lake Turkana and Its Link to the Nile

  4. Climates and Hydrology

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      Pages 307-333

      Nile Basin Climates

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      Pages 335-364

      The Hydrology of the Nile Basin

  5. Limnology and Biological Diversity

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      Pages 367-394

      Physical and Chemical Water Characteristics

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      Pages 395-405

      River Nile Pollutants and Their Effect on Life Forms and Water Quality

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      Pages 407-429

      Bacteria and Viruses in the Nile

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