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Human Intervention and Dynamic Environmental Change in Bengal: A Draft Guide to Maps and Related Geographical Resources Since 1752.

Saunders, Patricia L and Chapman, Graham P (2006) Human Intervention and Dynamic Environmental Change in Bengal: A Draft Guide to Maps and Related Geographical Resources Since 1752. Working Paper. Graham Chapman, Lancaster. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    This is a critical bibliographic guide to important historical materials which can be used as sources to interpret environmental change in Bengal, particularly the behaviour of the great rivers of the Delta. The material is scattered in the UK (British Library, Royal Geographical Society, SOAS, Oxford and Cambridge universities; in India (the Survey of India in Dehra Dun, the National Archives in New Delhi, the National Library, Kolkata University Library, the Asiatic Society�s library and several other archives in Kolkata); and in the National and Dhaka University libraries in Bangladesh. Further material can be found in the records of a variety of agencies, such as the Bangladesh Flood Action Plan and the Gorai River Restoration Project. This material complements the understanding of the growth and change in the delta from studies of its sedimentary geology, and from studies of modern satellite imagery. This guide describes by time period what is available, and suggest some interpretations of how it can be used, and includes some case studies.This is a critical bibliographic guide to important historical materials which can be used as sources to interpret environmental change in Bengal, particularly the behaviour of the great rivers of the Delta. The material is scattered in the UK (British Library, Royal Geographical Society, SOAS, Oxford and Cambridge universities; in India (the Survey of India in Dehra Dun, the National Archives in New Delhi, the National Library, Kolkata University Library, the Asiatic Society�s library and several other archives in Kolkata); and in the National and Dhaka University libraries in Bangladesh. Further material can be found in the records of a variety of agencies, such as the Bangladesh Flood Action Plan and the Gorai River Restoration Project. This material complements the understanding of the growth and change in the delta from studies of its sedimentary geology, and from studies of modern satellite imagery. This guide describes by time period what is available, and suggest some interpretations of how it can be used, and includes some case studies.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Bengal ; India ; Bangladesh ; Brahmaputra ; Teesta ; Ganga ; Maps ; surveyors' notebooks
    Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
    ID Code: 413
    Deposited By: Prof Graham P. Chapman
    Deposited On: 05 Feb 2007
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Unpublished
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 01:06
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/413

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