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- Wiley 2013; US$ 201.95
Volcanoes are essential elements in the delicate global balance of elemental forces that govern both the dynamic evolution of the Earth and the nature of Life itself. Without volcanic activity, life as we know it would not exist on our planet. Although beautiful to behold, volcanoes are also potentially destructive, and understanding their nature is... more...
- 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...
- Sidestone Press 2014; US$ 15.00
During the later part of the last century there was rapid development of the study and understanding of the changing environments of the last 2 million years. This came to provide a firm background for todays knowledge of the significance and importance of climatic change. Interdisciplinary research has been a prominent, if not essential, contributor... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 21.57
Seit einigen Jahren sprießen jeden Frühling auf ein Neues weiße Sandstrände aus den Betonböden der deutschen Großstädte. Jedes Jahr wächst ihre Anzahl und der Duft nach Sonnencreme und die Klänge südländischer Musik durchziehen die bundesdeutschen Metropolen. Doch was sind Stadtstrände genau? Wo finden sie ihren Ursprung und ihre Daseinsberechtigung?... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 183.11
Diese Einführung stellt das Grundlagenwissen für vier zentrale Teilbereiche der Physischen Geographie zur Verfügung. Klimageographie: Klimasystem der Erde, Atmosphäre, Strahlungs- und Wärmehaushalt, globale Energieverteilung, planetarische und lokale Luftzirkulation und Klimaklassifikationen. Hydrogeographie: Wasserkreislauf, Niederschlag, Verdunstung,... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 129.00
This study in geomorphology regards systems as open but at the same time operationally closed, as self-organized, structure-building and potentially self-referential. Uses state-of-the-art systems theory as a bridge to Human Geography and related studies. more...
- Rosenberg Publishing 2005; US$ 31.99
Ayers Rock Uluru the largest monolith in the world, how did it get there? This book explains the wonders of the Australian landscape in the context of geology, geography, botany, zoology, ecology, environmental studies and agricultural science. Illustrated with 359 colour photos, 20 black and white photos, and 170 maps and diagrams. The... more...
- CRC Press 2006; US$ 243.00
A comprehensive collection of contributions from the Middle East and Japan, dealing with pressing problems concerning sustainability in arid zones, this time with the accent on environmental science and engineering. The symposium brought together researchers and field engineers who discussed issues such as sulphur utilization in agriculture and construction... more...