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  • Desertification and Risk Analysis Using High and Medium Resolution Satellite Databy Mohamed Talbi

    Springer 2008; US$ 89.95

    Collects the results of a practical experience of survey, through the direct control of satellite images from high to medium resolution, over areas subjected to desertification problems. This book reveals that the problems of the local population are closely tied to the equilibrium in the management of the territory. more...

  • The Physical Geography of Southeast Asiaby Avijit Gupta

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 324.99

    This will be the first comprehensive and detailed volume on the physical environment of Southeast Asia and will be essential reading for geographers, ecologists, and environmental managers. As the definitive reference work on the region it will cover all aspects of the biophysical environment and its current environmental problems and mangement practices.... more...

  • Global Catastrophesby Bill McGuire

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 9.99

    Life on earth will come to an end. It's just a matter of when. Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction focuses on the many potential catastrophes facing our planet in the future, from global warming, and New Ice Ages, to asteroid impact, supervolcanoes, and mega-tsunami. Bill McGuire tales a timely and accessible look at both the science... more...

  • GIS Basicsby Shahab Fazal

    New Age International Pvt. Ltd., Publishers 2008; US$ 45.00

    Geographical Information Systems - Representing Geography History and Development of GIS GISs Roots in Cartography Spatial Data Structure and Models The Nature and Source of Geographic Data GIS and the Real World Model Basic Data Models in GIS Advanced Data Models Geographic Query and Analysis Selection of a GIS ... more...

  • Land Use Policy and Practice on Karst Terrainsby Spencer Fleury

    Springer 2009; US$ 159.00

    Land use decisions in karst terrains can have immediate and serious impacts on the local landscape and groundwater resources. This book explores how human settlement patterns and urban systems in karst terrains are affected by land use regulations intended to protect karst resources. more...

  • The Biology of Desertsby David Ward

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 54.99

    This book offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to desert ecology. As with other titles in the Biology of Habitats Series, the emphasis in this book is on the organisms that dominate this harsh environment, although pollution, conservation and experimental aspects are also considered. - ;This book offers a concise but comprehensive introduction... more...

  • Mountain Meteorologyby C. David Whiteman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 124.99

    Preface. About the author. Acknowledgments. Part 1. Mountain Climates. 1. Four Factors that Determine Climate. 2. Mountain Climates of North America. Part 2. An Introduction to the Atmosphere. 3. Atmospheric Scales of Motion and Atmospheric Composition. 4. Atmospheric Structure and the Earth's Boundary Layer. 5. Pressure and Winds. 6. Air masses... more...

  • Fluvial Hydraulicsby S. Lawrence Dingman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 94.99

    1. Introduction to Fluvial Hydraulics. 2. Natural Streams: Morphology, Materials, and Flows. 3. Structure and Properties of Water. 4. Basic Concepts and Equations. 5. Velocity Distribution. 6. Uniform Flow and Flow Resistance. 7. Forces and Flow Classification. 8. Energy and Momentum Principles. 9. Gradually-Varied Flow and Water-surface Profiles.... more...

  • Grassroots Indicators for Desertificationby Helen Hambly; Tobias Onweng Angura

    International Development Research Centre 1995; US$ 25.00

    The book documents why grassroots indicators should play a key role in the monitoring, evaluation, and reporting systems for sustainable development and, more specifically, in efforts to reverse desertification and other forms of land degradation. It also shows how their use would encourage local control of the generation and use of knowledge. more...

  • Tectonic Geomorphologyby Douglas W. Burbank; Robert S. Anderson

    Wiley 2009; US$ 94.95

    Tectonic geomorphology is the study of the interplay between tectonic and surface processes that shape the landscape in regions of active deformation. Recent advances in the quantification of rates and physical basis of tectonic and surface processes have rejuvenated the field of tectonic geomorphology. Modern tectonic geomorphology is an exciting... more...