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  • Playing against Natureby Seth Stein; Jerome Stein

    Wiley 2014; US$ 74.50

    Defending society against natural hazards is a high-stakes game of chance against nature, involving tough decisions. How should a developing nation allocate its budget between building schools for towns without ones or making existing schools earthquake-resistant? Does it make more sense to build levees to protect against floods, or to prevent development... more...

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

    Springer 2008; US$ 289.00

    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...

  • Basin Analysisby Philip A. Allen; John R. Allen

    Wiley 2013; US$ 119.95

    Basin Analysis is an up-to-date overview of the essential processes of the formation and evolution of sedimentary basins, and their implications for the development of hydrocarbon resources. The new edition features: A consideration of the fundamental physical state of the lithosphere. A discussion on the major types of lithospheric deformation... more...

  • Cosmogenic Nuclidesby Tibor J. Dunai

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 59.00

    The first comprehensive, state-of-the-art introduction to the fast-evolving topic of in-situ produced cosmogenic nuclides, for graduate students and practitioners. 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...

  • Stadtstrände: Südseefeeling in deutschen Großstädtenby Stefanie Kahls

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 26.84

    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...

  • Physical Geography: The Basicsby Joseph Holden

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 24.95

    Physical Geography: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to the interactions, systems and processes that have shaped, and continue to shape, the physical world around us. This book introduces five key aspects of the study of physical geography: atmosphere, weather and climate systems the carbon cycle and historic and contemporary... more...

  • World's Beachesby Orrin H. Pilkey; William J. Neal; James Andrew Graham Cooper; Joseph T. Kelley

    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...

  • The Earth's Land Surfaceby Kenneth J. Gregory

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 59.00

    Lively, engaging introduction to geomorphology and earth surface processes, written by one of the world's leading experts in the field. more...