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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Stadtstrände: Südseefeeling in deutschen Großstädtenby Stefanie Kahls

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 25.05

    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...

  • Physische Geographie 2by Bernd Cyffka; Roland Baumhauer; Christof Kneisel; Jürgen Schmude; Hans-Dieter Haas; Steffen Möller; Brigitta Schütt; Elisabeth Tressel

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 17.27

    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...

  • Systemtheorie in der Geomorphologieby Kirsten von Elverfeldt

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 34.56

    <P>Benötigen wir für eine erfolgreiche Erforschung geomorphologischer Prozesse und Formen überhaupt Theorie? Sind potentiell gefährliche Prozesse wie Hangrutschungen nicht ganz offensichtlich vorhanden? Diese Fragen nach den theoretischen Grundannahmen der eigenen Disziplin berühren das Selbstverständnis der Geomorphologie, deren Vertretern oftmals... more...

  • Mechanics of Coastal Sediment Transportby J Fredsoe; R Deigaard

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1992; US$ 37.00

    This book treats the subject of sediment transport in the marine environment, covering transport of noncohesive sediment by waves and currents in- and outside the surf zone. It can be read independently, but a background in hydraulics and basic wave mechanics is required. The primary aim of the book is to describe the physical processes of sediment... more...

  • Mitigation of Natural Hazards and Disastersby C. Emdad Haque

    Springer 2006; US$ 169.00

    Examines the aspects of prevention, mitigation, and management of environmental hazards and disasters from an international perspective. In light of the debate on climate change and the effects of such a change upon increasing frequency and magnitude of extreme environmental events, this work overviews various policy and response discourses. more...

  • Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazardsby Birkmann Joern

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 39.00

    A seemingly non-stop series of disasters has shown that societies worldwide seem unprepared for the threats posed by natural hazards: Hurricane Katrina, drought in Africa; flooding in China and Germany; earthquakes in Pakistan and India; a tsunami in South-East Asia; and forest fires in Portugal, Australia and North America. The tragic impacts... more...

  • Inventing the Earthby Barbara Kennedy

    Wiley 2008; US$ 154.95

    This book chronicles how successive generations of natural philosophers, geologists and geomorphologists have come to invent the view of the Earth over the past 250 years. Chronicles how successive generations of natural philosophers, geologists and geomorphologists have come to invent different views of the Earth over the last 250 years. Uses... more...

  • The Geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reefby David Hopley; Scott G. Smithers; Kevin Parnell

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 68.00

    A 2007 reference on geomorphological studies on reefs for researchers and graduate students in geomorphology and oceanography. more...