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By James M. Coleman, H. H. Roberts (auth.), W. J. M. van der Linden, S. A. P. L. Cloetingh, J. P. K. Kaasschieter, W. J. E. van de Graaff, J. Vandenberghe, J. A. M. van der Gun (eds.)

Coastal Lowlands by means of advantage in their place around the boundary of land and sea belong to the earth's so much dynamic platforms. this can be real within the actual, i. e. geological and organic, up to within the cultural and social feel. even supposing the nearness to the ocean was once and nonetheless is fraught with threat coastal lowlands have continuously attracted human curiosity, supplying not easy chance, maintaining the promise of ecocnomic company. Coastal lowlands, particularly the place rivers input the area, are the cradles of serious civilisations and there, of previous, populations reached optimum densities. for instance, Dutch heritage is a story of human fight and endeavour with and opposed to the ocean. Dutch 'low landers' wrestled their land from the ocean, in flip the ocean solid a state of autonomous fishermen, navigators, farmers and investors who equipped their cities and ships on the borders of the North and Zuyder Seas. As lowlands subside and sea point rises, it sounds as if nowadays at an expanding cost, hindrance approximately this setting world-wide can also be emerging. It definitely was once acceptable and well timed for the Royal Geological and Mining Society of the Netherlands whilst celebrating its seventy fifth birthday to prepare and make contact with jointly a symposium, focussing realization at the geology and geotechnology of coastal lowlands; geology to raised comprehend their formation and evolution, geotechnology to higher deal with and harvest assets up to shield a special and an important environment.

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