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- I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95
High places - be they mountain peaks or the vast expanses of the polar latitudes - have always captured the human imagination. Inaccessible, extreme, they are commonly invested with awe and reverence, as places of physical challenge, intense experience. Increasingly, they are also treated as unique locations for science. High Places explores the... 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...
- OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
In this Very Short Introduction, Martin Price addresses the role of mountains in global ecosystems and within human culture. Considering the global effects of melting glaciers, and the conservation of mountain regions and peoples, he discusses the future of mountainous regions and the implications for all of us. more...
- Springer Netherlands 2006; Not Available
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...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 119.95 US$ 103.96
Basin Analysis is an up-to-date overview of the essential processes of the formation and evolution of sedimentary basins, and their implications for the development of hydrocarbon resources. The new edition features: A consideration of the fundamental physical state of the lithosphere. A discussion on the major types of lithospheric deformation... 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$ 22.99
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...
- 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...