The Dutch and Their Delta: Living Below Sea Level

The Dutch and Their Delta Living Below Sea Level The Dutch and their Delta living below sea level describes how the Dutch turned an area with looming floods into a safe and comfortable place to live Answering foreigners frequently asked questions an

  • Title: The Dutch and Their Delta: Living Below Sea Level
  • Author: Jacob Vossestein
  • ISBN: 9789055947881
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Dutch and their Delta living below sea level describes how the Dutch turned an area with looming floods into a safe and comfortable place to live Answering foreigners frequently asked questions and correcting misconceptions, Vossestein explains how the Dutch mastered their difficult geographical environment by a very specific water management The book describes thThe Dutch and their Delta living below sea level describes how the Dutch turned an area with looming floods into a safe and comfortable place to live Answering foreigners frequently asked questions and correcting misconceptions, Vossestein explains how the Dutch mastered their difficult geographical environment by a very specific water management The book describes the historical backgrounds of the Dutch delta and puts old time Dutch icons such as windmills, dikes and wooden shoes into perspective Land reclamation in lakes and even the sea is explained, the importance of the Delta Project and its storm surge barrier, the ecological value of the Northern Wetlands Regional chapters explore the particular solutions found for local challenges Details also get attention building on soft soil, an airport below sea level, drinking water in a muddy environment, why the Dutch don t worry about living so low, how the watery environment influenced their culture, language and even the arts With interesting anecdotes, photos, maps and explanatory schemes, the book makes fascinating reading on an unusual place the Dutch Delta.

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    1. This is my lunch time reading. I am finding out more about how different the Dutch and their landscape is.If you spend any time in Netherlands you will want to know how they keep the water in check as close to 40% of the country is below sea level.I found the book dry like a textbook but extremely informative. And I liked the pictures of just average everyday scenes that best described what you were reading in the text.

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