Although a small book, this volume is packed with much useful information and insight. It deals with human relationships with deltas all over the world through time (beginning with Old World civilizations). The topic is of great relevance to coastal specialists from various points of view. A purview of the contents is indicated by the seven chapters as follows: (1) Early Human Civilizations and River Deltas, (2) The Ever-Changing Delta, (3) The Holocene and Global Climate Change, (4) Changes in the Hinterland and Floodplain, (5) Effects of Sea-Level Rise and Subsidence on Deltas, (6) Saving the Deltas: The Human–Delta Relationship, and (7) Exploring a Sustainable View. That is a pretty broad spectrum of topics, each of which receives some degree of attention, but the in-depth perceptions vary from topic to topic, as might be expected in a cursory review of this...

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