Dutch & Their Delta : Living Below Sea Level, Hardback Book

Dutch & Their Delta : Living Below Sea Level Hardback

Description

All over the world, people learn in school that the Netherlands is a country that lies below sea-level.

Dikes, polders, windmills and wooden shoes are well-known icons of this unusual nation, while its sturdy dams and storm surge barriers also enjoy world fame.

But how does it all work? How can a country exist under such circumstances and even be prosperous?

One would expect the Dutch to panic about climate change but they don't seem to be; how come?

This book will tell you all about it, both in words and photos, striking a balance between developments in the past, the present and the future, steering clear from both generalizations and too much technological detail.

Whether you are an expat, tourist, or far-away individual who has taken an interest in the country, this book will offer fascinating insights into how a society can function at sea level.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256 pages, Full colour photography
  • Publisher: Scriptum Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Travel writing
  • ISBN: 9789055947881

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