9 edition of The Ganges Delta and its people found in the catalog.
|Series||People and places|
|LC Classifications||DS485.G25 C87 1994|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||48 p. :|
|Number of Pages||48|
|LC Control Number||94001339|
For the first time, scientists have provided reliable regional estimates of land subsidence and water-level rise in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta. Depending on the region of the delta. Journey along one of the world’s greatest rivers and catch a glimpse into the lives and cultures of the people who live along its banksThe Ganges flows through northern India and Bangladesh for more than 1, miles before emptying into the Bay of Bengal. It is sacred to Hindus who worship Ganga, the river goddess. But it has also long been a magnet for foreigners, some seeking to unravel.
The Ganges river carries fertile soil and nutrients, which it deposits across its vast delta floodplain. The river flows for over km from the Himalayas before emptying into the Bay of Bengal. The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission takes us over the Ganges Delta - the world's largest river delta. Covering an area of around sq km, the Ganges Delta lies in .
Explore The Ganges Delta holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. | Entering West Bengal from the west, the River Ganges splits into the world's biggest delta, myriad smaller (though by no means small) streams that make their way across southern West Bengal or neighbouring Bangladesh into the Bay of Bengal. The Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna (GBM) basin and numerous minor rivers provide the main freshwater flow into the northern and central part of Bangladesh (see Fig. ).During the monsoon period (June–October), the volume of water often exceeds the carrying capacity of these rivers, and fluvial flooding occurs.
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Get this from a library. The Ganges Delta and its people. [David Cumming] -- The history and ecosystem, including the cruel cycle of devastatint floods. For more than million people who live near its banks, the Ganges River represents life.
It nourishes and cleans them, helps them travel, and lies at the heart of their religious beliefs. The Ganges has more than a hundred names, but Hindus call it Gangamai, or Mother Ganga. As we travel its 1, miles (2, km) from the Himalayan Mountains to the Bay of Bengal, we see how the Ganges.
There is a lot to like about this book, in which author George Black follows the Ganges River downstream from the mountains to the delta. The book is presented in a series of short chapters, mostly vignettes about different people he interviews along the way/5(4).
The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) Delta at the north of the Bay of Bengal is administrated by both India and Bangladesh. It is characterised by a number of livelihood opportunities resulting from high population density, as well as a number of biophysical and socio-economic challenges (flooding, erosion, cyclones, salinisation, water logging, etc.) which are increasing alongside the Cited by: 1.
The Ganges Delta has the shape of a triangle and is considered to be an "arcuate" (arc-shaped) delta. It covers more thankm 2 (41, sq mi) and, although the delta lies mostly in Bangladesh and India, rivers from Bhutan, Tibet, India, and Nepal drain into it from the north.
Approximately 60 % of the delta is in Bangladesh and 40 % in West Bengal, India. The giant delta fed by the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers has only recently revealed its secrets to modern observational science.
Early seminal studies by Morgan and McIntire () and Coleman () showcased much of the Quaternary geology of the Bengal basin and of. The Ganges-Brahmaputra delta is the world’s largest delta, covering most of Bangladesh and the state of West Bengal (India).
The size of the delta is a reflection of the enormous input of sediment being washed off the still-growing Himalayan mountains into the Ganges river basin. The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission takes us over the Ganges Delta – the world’s largest river delta. Covering an area of around sq km, the Ganges Delta lies in both Bangladesh and the State of West Bengal in India.
The delta is formed mainly by the large, sediment-laden waters of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. The Ganges (Ganga) River runs through northern India and is sacred to those who follow Hinduism. More than four hundred million people in India live in the area that feeds the river, known as the Ganges River Basin.
A river basin is a region that is drained by a river, such as the Ganges, and any of its tributaries. This means that surface water and rainwater in the basin area flow into the.
After Varanasi, the Ganges continues its eastward journey through endless farmland as it nears the coast, eventually splitting off into ever-smaller rivers in the great wilderness of her delta. The giant delta fed by the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers has only recently revealed its secrets to modern observational science.
Early seminal studies by Morgan and McIntire () and Coleman () showcased much of the Quaternary geology of the Bengal basin and of the modern river system, respectively; however, it was not until late s and s that the submarine delta was described. A major challenge for the Ganges delta is related to the global issue of rising sea levels.
The Ganges delta is experiencing SLR at an average rate of mm yr − 1 near Sagar Island in the western deltaic region (Hazra et al., ; WWF-India, ) and may rise up to mm yr − 1 in the next few decades (Hazra et al., ). West Bengal and Bangladesh — nowhere else on earth is so much poverty concentrated and nature so the Mouths of the Ganges deals with the ecology and culture of the lower Ganges delta, home to million people whose land is traversed by thousands of miles of rivers and canals; where rivers change course and devour whole villages overnight; where floods submerge millions of.
Inthe Bangladesh cyclone killed an estimatedpeople. Just seven years later, the Ganges flooded the delta, leaving more than 30 million people homeless and wiping out rice crops and. Foreword v Introduction vii I. Definition of Delta 1 II. Deltaic Region in Bengal 8 III.
Deltaic Formations 21 IV. Formation of the Ganges Delta 39 V. Stages in the Formation of the Ganges Delta 50 VI. Distribution of Population: An Index of the Regional Balance of Man 72 VII. Density in Relation to Ecology 76 VIII. Early Accounts of Population. A large portion of the nation of Bangladesh lies in the Ganges Delta, and most of the country's people depend on the delta for their survival.
It is believed that more than million people lives and earns in the Ganges Delta and approximately million people permanently reside in the Ganges River Basin, making it the most densely.
Ganges Delta. The Ganges Delta (also known as the Sundarbans Delta or the Bengal Delta ) is a river delta in the Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, consisting of Bangladesh and the Indian state of West is the world's largest river delta   and it empties into the Bay of Bengal with the combined waters of several river systems, mainly those of the Brahmaputra river and.
The largest delta in the world, ‘The Sundarban delta,’ is formed at the mouth of river Ganges. The Ganges is regarded as the fifth most polluted river across the globe. The pollution in the Ganga River is a threat to approximately fish species, 90 amphibian species and to the human population who are dependent on the river for water.
The Ganges delta provides a source of water for millions of people living in India, all of which could be using contaminated water to bathe or cook. The Ganges River is not only considered one of the holiest bodies of water in India, but also the most polluted.
This combination can prove to be deadly. No river has kindled Man`s imagination like the Ganges. From its icy origins high in the Himalayas, this sacred river flows through the holy cities and the great plains of northern India to the Bay of Bengal.
In a country where the red heat of summer inspires prayer for the coming monsoon, the life-giving waters of the Ganges have assumed legendary powers in the form of the Hindu goddess Ganga 3/5(1).
There is a lot to like about this book, in which author George Black follows the Ganges River downstream from the mountains to the delta. The book is presented in a series of short chapters, mostly vignettes about different people he interviews along the s: 4.The Ganges flows through northern India and Bangladesh for more than 1, miles before emptying into the Bay of Bengal.
It is sacred to Hindus who worship Ganga, the river goddess. But it has also long been a magnet for foreigners, some seeking to unravel its mysteries and others who have come in search of plunder.The book is very interesting and there's much to consider from an ecological s This isn't one of them.
The (non-Indian) author comes across as very much at ease and in his element as he journeys from the source of the Ganges to its outlet with a varying cast of companions/5(8).