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  • Physical Geographyby Michael Craghan

    Wiley 2011; US$ 18.95

    Learn physical geography at your own pace What is atmospheric pressure? How does latitude indicate the type of climate a specific place will have? Where are volcanic eruptions or strong earthquakes most likely to occur? With Physical Geography: A Self-Teaching Guide, you'll discover the answers to these questions and many more about the basics of... more...

  • Desertby Roslynn D. Haynes

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

     Sand. Cacti. Lizards. Mirages. Deserts call to mind exotic places, a sense of adventure and freedom, but also thirst and desolation. In Desert , Roslynn D. Haynes takes a fresh look at this geographical feature and cultural entity as it becomes an increasingly threatened environment.   Considering the immense geographical diversity of... more...

  • Arabian Desertsby H. Stewart Edgell

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 279.00

    Arabian Deserts provides a comprehensive coverage of all the deserts of Arabia largely based on the author?s experience in Arabia over the last fifty years. It deals with every type of desert found there, including those formed by great sand seas, dunefields, evaporites, clay pans, stony plains, volcanic flows, desert plateaux and mountains, deltas,... more...

  • Desertsby Wayne Grady

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 22.95

    Next to rain forests, deserts are the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth. In fact, a desert is never a single ecosystem but a concentration of dozens, ranging from arid flatlands to high mesas to canyons, and oases. Filled with unexpected life and unforgiving conditions, the desert evokes a vivid and passionate response from those who experience... more...

  • Florida Sinkholesby Robert Brinkmann

    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...

  • Taming the Sahara: Tunisia Shows a Way While Others Falterby Andrew Borowiec

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 64.00

    Borowiec surveys North African history and current efforts to halt the movement of the Sahara into surrounding countries. He shows how efforts in Tunisia are making headway against this ecological disaster, which confronts not only North Africa but Southern Europe and possibly the world in general. Veteran North African observer Andrew Borowiec... more...

  • The Threatening Desertby Alan Grainger

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    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...

  • Aeolian Sand and Sand Dunesby Kenneth Pye; Haim Tsoar

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 269.00

    It is more than half a century since the publication of R. A. Bagnold?s classic book The physics of blown sand and desert dunes, and it is a tribute to the quality of Bagnold?s work that many of the fundamental principles which he developed - main valid today. His book continues to be essential reading for any serious s- dent of aeolian processes.... more...

  • Arid Dune Ecosystemsby Siegmar-W. Breckle; Aaron Yair; Maik Veste

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 359.00

    Sand dune dynamics plays a key role in many arid deserts. This volume provides a synthesis of a specific sand dune ecosystem, the Nizzana site in the Negev Desert. Describing its climate and geophysical/geochemical properties of soils, geological history, flora and fauna, and past/present land-use patterns, it elucidates ecological and geomorphological... more...

  • Arid Lands Water Evaluation and Managementby Robert G. Maliva; Thomas M. Missimer

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 299.00

    This book presents a comprehensive description of the hydrogeology and hydrologic processes at work in arid lands. It describes the techniques that can be used to assess and manage the water resources of these areas with an emphasis on groundwater resources. more...