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  • Mountainsby Peter Aleshire

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 35.00

    Takes readers on a globe-spanning tour of mountain formations, from block mountains to volcanic sea mountains to high-altitude-landform "sky islands." This book includes a collection of photographs and line illustrations. more...

  • Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements in Arid Environmentsby Fengxiang X. Han; Arieh Singer

    Springer 2007; US$ 269.00

    Global warming has worsened the water resource crisis in many arid zones worldwide, from Africa to Asia, affecting millions of people and putting them at risk of hunger. Effective management of arid zone resources, including understanding the risks of toxic trace and heavy elements to humans, coupled with the need to produce more food to feed the worlda... more...

  • The Future of Drylandsby Thomas Schaaf

    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...

  • Desertification and Risk Analysis Using High and Medium Resolution Satellite Databy Mohamed Talbi

    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...

  • GIS Basicsby Shahab Fazal

    New Age International Pvt. Ltd., Publishers 2008; US$ 45.00

    Geographical Information Systems - Representing Geography History and Development of GIS GISs Roots in Cartography Spatial Data Structure and Models The Nature and Source of Geographic Data GIS and the Real World Model Basic Data Models in GIS Advanced Data Models Geographic Query and Analysis Selection of a GIS ... more...

  • Deserts and Desert Environmentsby Julie J Laity

    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...

  • The Physical Geography of Southeast Asiaby Avijit Gupta

    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...

  • Global Catastrophesby Bill McGuire

    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...

  • Land Use Policy and Practice on Karst Terrainsby Spencer Fleury

    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...

  • Fluvial Hydraulicsby S. Lawrence Dingman

    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...