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Rivers into Roads: The terrestrialisation of a South-east Asian River Delta

Taylor, Philip


Vietnam’s lower Mekong delta is a unique human environment, where life for 17 million people centres around a vast and intricate system of rivers and canals. !e majority of the population resides along the banks of freshwater courses in a pattern of continuous ribbon-like settlement. Confluences form the heart of settlements where markets, religious institutions, and administrative buildings cluster. Settlement is open, solidarity loose, and mobility high. A large, continuously floating...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Water: Histories, cultures, ecologies


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