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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. A
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 1-58
  3. B
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 59-94
  4. C
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 95-147
  5. D
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 149-169
  6. E
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 171-179
  7. F
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 181-190
  8. G
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 191-207
  9. H
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 209-214
  10. I
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 215-229
  11. J
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 231-234
  12. K
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 235-265
  13. L
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 267-277
  14. M
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 279-300
  15. N
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 301-314
  16. O
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 315-323
  17. P
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 325-336
  18. R
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 337-359
  19. S
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 361-392
  20. T
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 393-415
  21. U
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 417-424
  22. V
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 425-442
  23. W
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 443-452
  24. Y
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 453-455
  25. Z
    Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 457-460
  26. Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz
    Pages 461-517
  27. Back Matter
    Pages 519-525

About this book

Introduction

The Caspian Sea is a unique natural feature, the world’s largest landlocked water body. Historically the Caspian was one of the key zones where the interests of great powers such as Russia, Britain and Persia clashed. And the reason was and still is the oil – the "black gold" of the Caspian and also the natural riches of the sea, its other gold – the sturgeons with their black caviar.

With this encyclopedia attempt to relate the Caspian story via an objective approach to the past and present of the sea where even today many geopolitical, economic, social and environmental issues are focused. These issues are vital not only to the Caspian countries, but other countries of the world as well.

The encyclopedia contains about 1500 articles and terms providing descriptions of geographical features, cities, ports, transport routes, main oil and gas fields, aqueous biological resources, international treaties, national and international programs, research institutions, historical and archeological monuments, activities of prominent scientists, researchers, travelers, military commanders, oil industrialists and traders who had relation to the Caspian Sea.

In addition this book gives the chronology of the most important events that became milestones in the history of the Caspian region development for more than 300 years, spanning a period from the times of Peter the Great till the present.

Keywords

biology disasters ecology environment environmental sciences geography oceanography transport water resources

Authors and affiliations

  • Igor S. Zonn
    • 1
  • Andrey G. Kostianoy
    • 2
  • Aleksey N. Kosarev
    • 3
  • Michael H. Glantz
    • 4
  1. 1.for Water Economy, Reclamation & EcologyEngineering Scientific-Production CenterMoskvaRussian Federation
  2. 2.P.P. Shirshov Inst. OceanologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussian Federation
  3. 3.Faculty of Geography, Dept. OceanologyLomonosov Moscow State UniversityVorobjovy Gory, MoscowRussian Federation
  4. 4.Consortium for Capacity Building INSTAARUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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