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  • Natural Disasters as Interactive Components of Global Ecodynamicsby Kirill Ya Kondratyev; Vladimir F. Krapivin; Costas A. Varostos

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 359.00

    Large-scale natural catastrophes are environmental phenomena. This book analyses the problem of natural disaster prediction and the implementation of environmental monitoring systems to receive, store and process the information necessary for solutions of specific problems in this area. more...

  • The Antarctic Subglacial Lake Vostokby Igor A. Zotikov

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 209.00

    A monograph examining the phenomenon of a huge sealed, freshwater lake, isolated from the rest of the world by kilometers' thick ice. It provides interpretation of, and calculations for, stimulating factors for possible melting and a huge lake's existence at the bottom of the Martian ice sheets. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Coastal Scienceby M. Schwartz

    Springer 2005; US$ 499.00

    Maurice Schwartz, Editor of the much acclaimed Encyclopedia of Beaches and Coastal Environments (Hutchinson Ross, 1982) has now brought forth a new volume with a fresh interdisciplinary approach that includes geomorphology, ecology, engineering, technology, oceanography, and human activities as they relate to coasts. Within its covers the Encyclopedia... more...

  • Approaches to Coastal Wetland Restorationby E.R. Turner; B. Streever

    SPB Academic Publishing BV 2002; US$ 30.00

    Wetlands Lost The 1,879 thousand hectares of coastal wetlands in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) comprise 58% of the U.S. coastal wetland total (Turner and Gosselink 1975). These wetlands occur in every GOM state, although two-thirds of the GOM total are in Louisiana, and are typically associated with estuaries, bays, rivers, and the lee-side of barrier islands.... more...

  • Fundamentals of Geomorphologyby Richard Huggett

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 67.95

    This extensively revised and updated second edition of Fundamentals of Geomorphology presents an engaging and comprehensive introduction to geomorphology, exploring the world's landforms from a broad systems perspective. It reflects the latest developments in the field and includes new chapters on geomorphic materials and processes, hillslopes and... more...

  • 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...

  • Advances in Coastal Modelingby V.C. Lakhan

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 275.00

    This book unifies and enhances the accessibility of contemporary scholarly research on advances in coastal modeling. A comprehensive spectrum of innovative models addresses the wide diversity and multifaceted aspects of coastal research on the complex natural processes, dynamics, interactions and responses of the coastal supersystem and its associated... more...

  • Arctic Alpine Ecosystems and People in a Changing Environmentby Jon-Borre Orbaek; Roland Kallenborn; Ingunn Tombre

    Springer 2007; US$ 269.00

    The European Arctic and Alpine regions are experiencing large environmental changes. These changes may also have socio-economic effects if the changes affect the bioproduction, which form the basis for the marine and terrestrial food chains. This book gives an overview of the contemporary environmental changes in these regions. more...

  • The Becher Wetlands - A Ramsar Siteby Christine Semeniuk

    Springer 2007; US$ 379.00

    Presents a study of the Holocene evolution and functioning of a suite of seasonal wetland basins in the temperate coastal zone of Western Australia. This book presents ideas such as the importance of stratigraphy in understanding wetland development, the significance of physiographic setting in determining wetland development, and more. more...

  • The Drift of Sea Iceby Matti Leppäranta

    Springer 2007; US$ 159.00

    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...