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  • Doubling Backby Linda Cracknell

    Freight Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    A fascinating and moving account of walking in the footsteps of others, and a masterwork of travel writing   In 1952, Linda Cracknell's father embarked on a hike through the Swiss Alps. It was the last walk he would ever take. Linda retraces that fateful journey 50 years later, following the trail of the man she barely knew. This collection... more...

  • Scientific Principles for Physical Geographersby Ian Bradbury; John Boyle; Andy Morse

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    Science for Geography and Environment introduces students (and academics who need to brush up their knowledge!) to scientific principles in a lively and accessible way, allowing them to proceed through the text at their own pace. The book is structured thematically with a logical development of key topics, all linked by a comprehensive cross-referencing... more...

  • High Placesby Denis E. Cosgrove; Veronica Della Dora

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 33.00

    High places - be they mountain peaks or the vast expanses of the polar latitudes - have always captured the human imagination. Inaccessible, extreme, they are commonly invested with awe and reverence, as places of physical challenge, intense experience. Increasingly, they are also treated as unique locations for science. High Places explores the... more...

  • Physical Geographyby William M. Marsh; Martin M. Kaufman

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 88.00

    A systems-based approach to physical geography written in an easy-to-understand narrative style that is closely integrated with clear, single-concept illustrations. more...

  • Desertby Roslynn D. Haynes

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

     Sand. Cacti. Lizards. Mirages. Deserts call to mind exotic places, a sense of adventure and freedom, but also thirst and desolation. In Desert , Roslynn D. Haynes takes a fresh look at this geographical feature and cultural entity as it becomes an increasingly threatened environment.   Considering the immense geographical diversity of... more...

  • Arid Dune Ecosystemsby Siegmar-W. Breckle; Aaron Yair; Veste Maik

    Springer 2008; US$ 339.00

    Sand dune dynamics plays a key role in many arid deserts. This volume provides a synthesis of a specific sand dune ecosystem, the Nizzana site in the Negev Desert. Describing its climate and geophysical/geochemical properties of soils, geological history, flora and fauna, and past/present land-use patterns, it elucidates ecological and geomorphological... more...

  • Taming the Saharaby Andrew Borowiec

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 119.00

    Borowiec surveys North African history and current efforts to halt the movement of the Sahara into surrounding countries. He shows how efforts in Tunisia are making headway against this ecological disaster, which confronts not only North Africa but Southern Europe and possibly the world in general.||Veteran North African observer Andrew Borowiec surveys... more...

  • Desertsby Wayne Grady

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 22.95

    Next to rain forests, deserts are the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth. In fact, a desert is never a single ecosystem but a concentration of dozens, ranging from arid flatlands to high mesas to canyons, and oases. Filled with unexpected life and unforgiving conditions, the desert evokes a vivid and passionate response from those who experience... more...

  • Wetlandsby William J. Mitsch; James G. Gosselink

    Wiley 2011; US$ 125.00

    Praise for the previous editions of Wetlands : "Wetlands, the field of study, would not be what it is without Wetlands, the book." ——Bill Streever, Wetlands, 2001 "The Third Edition of this highly successful book manages to set new standards in presentation and content to confirm its place as the first point of reference for those working... more...