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- 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...
- Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 158.53
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...
- Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 263.19
Drylands have been cradles to some of the world?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...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 88.00 US$ 76.27
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,... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 242.05
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...
- Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 169.10
This book is about the ?how? of desertification control as opposed to an analysis of the ?why? and fills a gap in the desertification-related literature in that it shows what to do in situations ranging from fixing mobile sands to arresting accelerated soil erosion in sloping lands. There are numerous illustrations to show the successful techniques.... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 95.12
A vital, multi-disciplinary addition to the literature, this ground-breaking publication studies a problem faced by two billion people, interweaving ecology and geomorphology for a better grasp of the environmental and anthropogenic causes of land degradation. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95
Drylands, which cover over half the world's area, have witnessed rapid development, exploitation and change with the discovery of mineral reserves, urbanization and population growth. Environmental management is critical to the conservation and sustainable use of resources. This comprehensive text offers a systematic study of the physical nature of... more...