Lakes of the Philippines: Laguna de Bay, Taal Lake, Lake Balinsasayao, Lake Pinatubo, Lake Mainit, Lake Caliraya, Lake Buhi, Lake Venado

9781155708355: Lakes of the Philippines: Laguna de Bay, Taal Lake, Lake Balinsasayao, Lake Pinatubo, Lake Mainit, Lake Caliraya, Lake Buhi, Lake Venado

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 109. Not illustrated. Chapters: Laguna de Bay, Taal Lake, Lake Balinsasayao, Lake Pinatubo, Lake Mainit, Lake Caliraya, Lake Buhi, Lake Venado, Lake Buluan, Lake Lanao, Lake Danao, Lake Bato, Lake Balanan, Lake Sebu, Lakes Pandin and Yambo, Lake Palakpakin, Lake Dapao, Seven Lakes of San Pablo, Lake Apo, Lake Calibato, Lake Leonard, Lake Muhikap, Lake Sampaloc, Lake Bulusan, Lake Bunot, Lake Pinamaloy, Lake Baao, Naujan Lake, Lake Manguao, Lake Dasay, Lake Lumao, Lake Wood, Lake Napalit, Lake Aguingay, Lake Yambo. Excerpt: Laguna de Bay - "Laguna de Bay" is the Old Spanish term for "Lake of Bay". Bay (pronounced as bä'ï) is a town in Laguna province, along the south shore of the lake. In the pre-Hispanic era, Laguna de Bay was known as "Pulilan" according to the 1613 Vocabulario de Lengua Tagala printed in Pila, Laguna. Thus the name "Pulilan Kasumuran" or "Laguna de Bay water source". Laguna de Bay (also the Laguna Caldera) is believed to have been formed by two major volcanic eruptions, around 1 million and 27,000-29,000 years ago. Remnants of its volcanic history are shown by the presence of maars at the southern end of Talim Island. Laguna de Bay is a large shallow freshwater body in the heart of Luzon Island, Philippines with an aggregate area of 911.36 km² and a shoreline of 220 kilometers. It is considered to be the third largest inland body of water in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by the province of Laguna in the east, west and southwest, the province of Rizal in the north to northeast, and Metropolitan Manila in the northwest. The lake has an average depth of 2.8 meters and its excess water is discharged through the Pasig river. The southern and eastern portions of Metro Manila occupy a huge portion of its watershed. The lake is fed by 45,000 square kilometers of catchment areas and its 21 major tributaries. Among the...

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