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- Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 239.00
Only book with comprehensive cover of Arabian deserts Only coverage of deserts of all types in all of Arabia Unique illustrated account and classification of landforms Aeolian processes, sand seas and dunes of Arabia detailed Climate past and present in Arabia, plus ecology described more...
- 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...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 94.00
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... more...
- 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...
- Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 22.12
Seit einigen Jahren sprießen jeden Frühling auf ein Neues weiße Sandstrände aus den Betonböden der deutschen Großstädte. Jedes Jahr wächst ihre Anzahl und der Duft nach Sonnencreme und die Klänge südländischer Musik durchziehen die bundesdeutschen Metropolen. Doch was sind Stadtstrände genau? Wo finden sie ihren Ursprung und ihre Daseinsberechtigung?... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 78.95
Covering a large swath of the American West, the Great Basin, centered in Nevada and including parts of California, Utah, and Oregon, is named for the unusual fact that none of its rivers or streams flow into the sea. This fascinating illustrated journey through deep time is the definitive environmental and human history of this beautiful and little... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 33.95
Take this book to the beach; it will open up a whole new world. Illustrated throughout with color photographs, maps, and graphics, it explores one of the planet?s most dynamic environments?from tourist beaches to Arctic beaches strewn with ice chunks to steaming hot tropical shores. The World?s Beaches tells how beaches work, explains why they vary... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 49.95
The Holocene is unique when compared to earlier geological time in that humans begin to alter and manipulate the natural environment to their own needs. Domestication of crops and animals and the resultant intensification of agriculture lead to profound changes in the impact humans have on the environment. Conversely, as human populations began to... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 9.99
Rivers have played an extraordinarily important role in creating the world in which we live. They create landscapes and provide water to people, plants and animals, nourishing both town and country. The flow of rivers has enthused poets and painters, explorers and pilgrims. Rivers have acted as cradles for civilization and agents of disaster; a river... more...