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  • High Placesby Denis E. Cosgrove; Veronica Della Dora

    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...

  • Desertby Roslynn D. Haynes

    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...

  • Oregon Disastersby Rachel Dresbeck

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    True accounts of major disasters in Oregon history are retold in this engagingly written collection. Among the true accounts dramatically retold are the deadly Mount Hood avalanche of 1927, the 1933 Tillamook forest fire (one of the worst in U.S. history), the devastating tsunami of 1964, and the 1903 flash flood in Heppner, which carried away a... more...

  • Pennsylvania Disastersby Karen Ivory

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    True accounts of major disasters in Texas history are retold in this engagingly written collection. From the Johnstown floods of 1889 to the heroic actions on United Flight 193 on 9/11, Pennsylvania has been home to some of the nation's most dramatic moments. Each story reveals not only the circumstances surrounding the disaster and the magnitude... more...

  • Arabian Desertsby H. Stewart Edgell

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 239.00

    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...

  • Basin Analysisby Philip A. Allen; John R. Allen

    Wiley 2013; US$ 119.95

    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...

  • Taming the Sahara: Tunisia Shows a Way While Others Falterby Andrew Borowiec

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 94.00

    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...

  • Cosmogenic Nuclidesby Tibor J. Dunai

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 64.00

    The first comprehensive, state-of-the-art introduction to the fast-evolving topic of in-situ produced cosmogenic nuclides, for graduate students and practitioners. more...

  • 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...