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  • The Carpathiansby Jacek Kozak; Katarzyna Ostapowicz; Andrzej Bytnerowicz; Bartlomiej Wyzga

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    The book includes a broad spectrum of perspectives from different scientific disciplines (both the natural and social sciences) as well as practical knowledge. It gives a new insight into the Carpathian mountain region more...

  • Patterns of Land Degradation in Drylandsby Eva Nora Mueller; John Wainwright; Anthony J. Parsons; Laura Turnbull

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    Land degradation in drylands is a multi-faceted problem. Consequently, current management approaches that attempt to mitigate such land degradation often fail to produce significant improvements. The processes associated with land degradation in drylands fall at the interface of ecology and geomorphology. For a better understanding of this degradation,... more...

  • The Threatening Desertby Alan Grainger

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    Lands lost to desert may effectively be lost for ever, so desertification is humanity's most obvious despoliation to the planet. It is certainly one of the most serious environmental problems facing the world today. In this book the author describes what is happening and where. Although the problem is greatest in developing countries, it is by no means... more...

  • Florida Sinkholesby Robert Brinkmann

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 49.95

    Below the live oaks, palm trees, cypress swamps, and springs, water is slowly wearing away the limestone bedrock of Florida. The erosion is often unseen, and over time it can result in shocking cave-ins like the destructive spectacle of the 1981 Winter Park sinkhole. Florida Sinkholes --the first comprehensive book on the subject--is an easy-to-follow... more...

  • Gondwana Landscapes in southern South Americaby Jorge Rabassa; Cliff Ollier

    Springer 2014; US$ 229.00

    This book presents extensive and new information on the geomorphology of cratonic areas of southern South America. It includes valuable data relating to recurrent controversies in general geomorphology beyond the boundaries of South America and reveals the great need to integrate many different aspects of geomorphology in regional studies. With the... more...

  • Taming the Sahara: Tunisia Shows a Way While Others Falterby Andrew Borowiec

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Great Basinby Donald Grayson

    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...

  • The 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...

  • 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...