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Barrages: Engineering, Design and Environmental Impact (Hardback)

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ISBN 10: 0471968579 / ISBN 13: 9780471968573
Edité par John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom, 1996
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. The very word barrages is evocative. In the context of tidal waters it conjures up pictures of massive structures and environmental change. Barrages represent the engineer?s success where King Canute failed ? to stop the tide coming in. They are hardly a new concept as man has for centuries tried to harness tidal power to drive his machinery, but a new breed of barrage is emerging, aimed at regenerating depressed urban areas. One of the primary aims of such schemes has been to drown unsightly mud flats. If you happen to be a wading bird used to enjoying the worms that live in intertidal mud flats you may not share that perspective. Indeed, many people today tend to side with the birds, fish and other ecological wonders and often find themselves in conflict with the promoters of a barrage scheme. How far are their fears justified? Are the negative impacts as bad as some people have predicted or even worse? How accurately can the impacts be predicted by scientific methods? Can the barrage be designed and its operation controlled to mitigate any negative effects as well as to optimise its primary objective? These issues are addressed in this book by authors drawing on their experience of research and practical experience. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780471968573

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Titre : Barrages: Engineering, Design and ...

Éditeur : John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 1996

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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The very word "barrages" is evocative. In the context of tidal waters it conjures up pictures of massive structures and environmental change. Barrages represent the engineer s success where King Canute failed to stop the tide coming in. They are hardly a new concept as man has for centuries tried to harness tidal power to drive his machinery, but a new breed of barrage is emerging, aimed at regenerating depressed urban areas. One of the primary aims of such schemes has been to drown "unsightly" mud flats. If you happen to be a wading bird used to enjoying the worms that live in intertidal mud flats you may not share that perspective. Indeed, many people today tend to side with the birds, fish and other ecological wonders and often find themselves in conflict with the promoters of a barrage scheme. How far are their fears justified? Are the negative impacts as bad as some people have predicted or even worse? How accurately can the impacts be predicted by scientific methods? Can the barrage be designed and its operation controlled to mitigate any negative effects as well as to optimise its primary objective? These issues are addressed in this book by authors drawing on their experience of research and practical experience.

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The book will cover hydraulic and environmental aspects of barrage design and construction. It also covers planning, maintenance, and operational issues. A particular focus will be on the functions of barrages including: flood defence by excluding high tides, total exclusion of tides to provide amenity value, and control of water levels to provide optimum conditions for generation of hydro-electricity. A number of the papers cover experience gained in feasibility studies and in practice, and offer guidelines for further developments and identify future research needs.

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