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  • Applied Sedimentologyby Richard C. Selley

    Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 102.00

    There are three types of rock?igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. Sedimentary rocks form from the weathering, erosion, transportation and deposition of older rocks. Applied Sedimentology describes the formation, transportation and deposition of sediment, and the post-depositional processes that change soft sediment into sedimentary rock. Sedimentary... more...

  • Arctic Alpine Ecosystems and People in a Changing Environmentby Jon Børre Ørbaek; Roland Kallenborn; Ingunn Tombre; Else N. Hegseth; Stig Falk-Petersen; Alf H. Hoel

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 201.68

    This book addresses the significant environmental changes experienced by high latitude and high altitude ecosystems at the beginning of the 21st c- tury. Increased temperatures and precipitation, reduction in sea ice and glacier ice, the increased levels of UV-radiation and the long-range tra- ported contaminants in arctic and alpine regions are stress... more...

  • The Drift of Sea Iceby Matti Leppäranta

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 106.14

    The author presents in The Drift of Sea Ice the fundamental laws of sea ice drift which come from the material properties of sea ice and the basic laws of mechanics. The resulting system of equations is analysed for the general properties of sea ice drift, the free drift model and analytical models for ice drift in the presence of internal friction,... more...

  • Landschaftsformenby Harald Frater

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 11.59

    Wie entstehen Gebirge, Wüsten, Gletscher oder Vulkane? Welche Naturkräfte haben den beeindruckenden Grand Canyon geschaffen? So vielfältig wie das Gesicht der Erde sind die Antworten in diesem großartig illustrierten Buch. Von der Stellung der Erde im Sonnensystem bis hin zum Einwirken des Menschen auf das Landschaftsbild erklärt es die Entstehung... more...

  • Glaciotectonismby James S. Aber; Andrzej Ber

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 225.00

    Glaciotectonism is an important component of modern glacial theory, gaining widespread recognition within the past 25 years. This book is outcome of compiling maps of glaciotectonic structures and landforms for North America and central Europe, which is the basis for better understanding the role of glaciotectonism as a key component of glacial theory.... more...

  • The Future of Arid Lands-Revisitedby Charles F. Hutchinson; Stefanie M. Herrmann

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 159.22

    UNESCO commemorated its sixtieth anniversary in 2005. It was a year for refl- tion ? a time to look back on the progress made and the achievements accomplished over the last 60 years. To celebrate the importance and relevance of science at UNESCO a publication entitled Sixty Years of Science at UNESCO: 1945?2005 was launched in 2006, which offers an... more...

  • Estuariesby Dave B. Nedwell; Dave G. Raffaelli; Alastair H. Fitter

    Elsevier Science 1999; US$ 220.00

    The importance and ecological significance of estuaries has been long appreciated. In the last few years, there has been increased research activity, resulting in significant advances in understanding of estuarine ecology. This special thematic volume of Advances in Ecological Research provides an overview of a number of the important areas. Ranging... more...

  • Caldera Volcanismby Joachim Gottsmann; Joan Marti

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 185.00

    This volume aims at providing answers to some puzzling questions concerning the formation and the behavior of collapse calderas by exploring our current understanding of these complex geological processes. Addressed are problems such as: - How do collapse calderas form? - What are the conditions to create fractures and slip along them to initiate... more...

  • Large Riversby Avijit Gupta

    Wiley 2008; US$ 346.00 US$ 299.87

    Large Rivers: Geomorphology and Management explores an important topic in geomorphology and sedimentology: the form and function of major rivers. Our knowledge of the big rivers of the world is limited. It is currently difficult to recognise large rivers of the past from relict sedimentary deposits or to structure management policies for long international... more...

  • Promoting Livelihood and Coping Strategies of Groups Affected by Conflicts and Natural Disastersby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2005; US$ 5.00

    Focuses on ways of coping with socio-economic and employment challenges of responding to crises arising from natural disaster, man-made catastrophe, or war. Reports on best practices and new avenues for crisis response and early warning, with examples from 14 developing countries around the world. more...