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  • The Threatening Desertby Alan Grainger

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    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...

  • The Future of Arid Lands-Revisitedby Charles F. Hutchinson; Stefanie M. Herrmann

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 239.00

    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...

  • Desert sedimentary environmentsby K.W. Glennie

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 165.00

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  • 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,... more...

  • The Future of Drylandsby Cathy Lee; Thomas Schaaf

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 329.00

    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...

  • Desertsby Yvonne Franklin

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2009; US$ 8.99

    Connects content-area literacy and science with a featured lab activity. more...

  • Arid Zone Geomorphologyby David S. G. Thomas

    Wiley 2011; US$ 102.95

    The new edition of Arid Zone Geomorphology aims to encapsulate the advances that have been made in recent years in the investigation and explanation of landforms and geomorphological processes in drylands. Building on the success of the previous two editions, the Third Edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect the latest developments... 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...

  • Combating Desertification in Asia, Africa and the Middle Eastby Victor Squires

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 209.00

    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...

  • Patterns of Land Degradation in Drylandsby John Wainwright

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 129.00

    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...