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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95
European Mires brings together in a single volume the various ideas and approaches to the classification and nomenclature of mire types, set out in a single language, namely English. It provides a set of clear explanations of how ecologists view their mires in different parts of Europe. In addition, each account provides a summary and a survey of relevant... more...
- Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 33.40
<P>Benötigen wir für eine erfolgreiche Erforschung geomorphologischer Prozesse und Formen überhaupt Theorie? Sind potentiell gefährliche Prozesse wie Hangrutschungen nicht ganz offensichtlich vorhanden? Diese Fragen nach den theoretischen Grundannahmen der eigenen Disziplin berühren das Selbstverständnis der Geomorphologie, deren Vertretern oftmals... more...