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Designed for Dry Feet Flood Protection and Land Reclamation in the Netherlands by Robert J. Hoeksema

Por: Hoeksema, Robert J [].
Tipo de material: TextoTextoEditor: Reston, VA American Society of Civil Engineers 2013, c2006Descripción: xi,155 p.Tipo de contenido: Tipo de medio: Tipo de portador: ISBN: 9780784471401.Tema(s): Reclamation of land -- Netherlands | Flood control -- Netherlands | Land reclamation | Drainage systems | Water reclamation | History | Floods | Land use | Historic sites | Drainage | Netherlands | EuropeRecursos en línea: Haga clic para acceso en línea
Contenidos:
Land Reclamation and Flood Protection in the Netherlands: An Historical Overview; Dwelling Mounds: An Escape from the Floods; Draining Noord-Holland Lakes; Draining the Haarlemmermeer; Reclamation of the Zuiderzee; The Rivers; Sea Defenses and Coastal Reclamation; The Delta Project; Water Management Organization; Excursions to Flood Protection and Land Reclamation Sites; Back Matter; References; Index
Resumen: Few countries exist where humans have exerted a greater influence in shaping the landscape than the Netherlands. Located in the lowland delta of three major rivers, this small European country has fought for more than a thousand years to protect its inhabitants from floods and to reclaim flooded land. Designed for Dry Feet explores Holland's unique challenges in water control and management. Hoeksema discusses the Netherlands' history of flood protection and land reclamation, as well as the history of water management organizations. He focuses on specific activities and projects, such as simple dwelling mounds, 17th-century windmill-powered lake draining systems, 19th-century steam-powered drainage activities, and 20th-century land reclamation and flood protection projects. Hoeksema also includes a Sites to Visit supplement, which he organizes into six excursions designed for those planning a trip to the Netherlands. This book is a great asset to civil engineers from all over the world, as the technology from one country's battle with flood protection is borrowed to rebuilt others.
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Land Reclamation and Flood Protection in the Netherlands: An Historical Overview; Dwelling Mounds: An Escape from the Floods; Draining Noord-Holland Lakes; Draining the Haarlemmermeer; Reclamation of the Zuiderzee; The Rivers; Sea Defenses and Coastal Reclamation; The Delta Project; Water Management Organization; Excursions to Flood Protection and Land Reclamation Sites; Back Matter; References; Index

Few countries exist where humans have exerted a greater influence in shaping the landscape than the Netherlands. Located in the lowland delta of three major rivers, this small European country has fought for more than a thousand years to protect its inhabitants from floods and to reclaim flooded land. Designed for Dry Feet explores Holland's unique challenges in water control and management. Hoeksema discusses the Netherlands' history of flood protection and land reclamation, as well as the history of water management organizations. He focuses on specific activities and projects, such as simple dwelling mounds, 17th-century windmill-powered lake draining systems, 19th-century steam-powered drainage activities, and 20th-century land reclamation and flood protection projects. Hoeksema also includes a Sites to Visit supplement, which he organizes into six excursions designed for those planning a trip to the Netherlands. This book is a great asset to civil engineers from all over the world, as the technology from one country's battle with flood protection is borrowed to rebuilt others.

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