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- Springer 2008; US$ 329.00
Drylands have been cradles to some of the worlda (TM)s greatest civilizations, and contemporary dryland communities feature rich and unique cultures. Dryland ecosystems support a surprising amount of biodiversity. Desertification, however, is a significant land degradation problem in the arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid regions of the world. Deterioration... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 89.95
Collects the results of a practical experience of survey, through the direct control of satellite images from high to medium resolution, over areas subjected to desertification problems. This book reveals that the problems of the local population are closely tied to the equilibrium in the management of the territory. more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 88.00
Taking a global perspective, this book provides a concise overview of drylands, including their physical, biological, temporal, and human components. Examines the physical systems occurring in desert environments, including climate, hydrology, past and present lakes, weathering, hillslopes, geomorphic surfaces, water as a geomorphic agent, and... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 324.99
This will be the first comprehensive and detailed volume on the physical environment of Southeast Asia and will be essential reading for geographers, ecologists, and environmental managers. As the definitive reference work on the region it will cover all aspects of the biophysical environment and its current environmental problems and mangement practices.... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 9.99
Life on earth will come to an end. It's just a matter of when. Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction focuses on the many potential catastrophes facing our planet in the future, from global warming, and New Ice Ages, to asteroid impact, supervolcanoes, and mega-tsunami. Bill McGuire tales a timely and accessible look at both the science... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 159.00
Land use decisions in karst terrains can have immediate and serious impacts on the local landscape and groundwater resources. This book explores how human settlement patterns and urban systems in karst terrains are affected by land use regulations intended to protect karst resources. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 94.99
1. Introduction to Fluvial Hydraulics. 2. Natural Streams: Morphology, Materials, and Flows. 3. Structure and Properties of Water. 4. Basic Concepts and Equations. 5. Velocity Distribution. 6. Uniform Flow and Flow Resistance. 7. Forces and Flow Classification. 8. Energy and Momentum Principles. 9. Gradually-Varied Flow and Water-surface Profiles.... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 54.99
This book offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to desert ecology. As with other titles in the Biology of Habitats Series, the emphasis in this book is on the organisms that dominate this harsh environment, although pollution, conservation and experimental aspects are also considered. - ;This book offers a concise but comprehensive introduction... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 124.99
Preface. About the author. Acknowledgments. Part 1. Mountain Climates. 1. Four Factors that Determine Climate. 2. Mountain Climates of North America. Part 2. An Introduction to the Atmosphere. 3. Atmospheric Scales of Motion and Atmospheric Composition. 4. Atmospheric Structure and the Earth's Boundary Layer. 5. Pressure and Winds. 6. Air masses... more...
- International Development Research Centre 1995; US$ 25.00
The book documents why grassroots indicators should play a key role in the monitoring, evaluation, and reporting systems for sustainable development and, more specifically, in efforts to reverse desertification and other forms of land degradation. It also shows how their use would encourage local control of the generation and use of knowledge. more...