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Flooding and Environmental Challenges for Venice and its Lagoon

Edited By: Caroline Fletcher and Tom Spencer

600 pages, 100 line diagrams 30 half-tones 32 colour plates

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Jul 2005 | #152620 | ISBN: 0521840465
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Time may be running out for Venice. The frequency of flooding is increasing and Venice is no better protected today than it was in November 1966, when a violent storm surge left the city under 2 metres of floodwater. The environmental future is bleak, with continuing land subsidence, acceleration in the rate of sea level rise and possible changes in storminess in prospect. Surrounding the city is a lagoon ecosystem showing signs of severe environmental degradation. This timely scientific and technical volume synthesises the great volume and diversity of recent interdisciplinary research on Venice and its lagoon. The lessons reported here are relevant not only to Venice but also to all those that live and work under the threat of coastal flooding, including the inhabitants of other great cultural centres, like London and St. Petersburg.

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