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    Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 30.54

    <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...

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    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...

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    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    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...

  • 101 Best Australian Beachesby Andrew Short; Brad Farmer

    NewSouth 2012; US$ 20.99

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    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 315.00

    This is a compilation of papers presented at the 6th International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts (APAC2011) held on December 14–16, 2011 in Hong Kong, China. It contains more than 200 articles addressing a wide spectrum of issues, ranging from conventional coastal engineering problems (such as wave hydrodynamics and sediment transport)... more...

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    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 285.00

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    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 269.00

    It is more than half a century since the publication of R. A. Bagnold?s classic book The physics of blown sand and desert dunes, and it is a tribute to the quality of Bagnold?s work that many of the fundamental principles which he developed - main valid today. His book continues to be essential reading for any serious s- dent of aeolian processes.... more...

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    Elsevier Science 1989; US$ 72.95

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    Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 102.00

    There are three types of rock-igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. Sedimentary rocks form from the weathering, erosion, transportation and deposition of older rocks. Applied Sedimentology describes the formation, transportation and deposition of sediment, and the post-depositional processes that change soft sediment into sedimentary rock. Sedimentary... more...

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    SPB Academic Publishing BV 2002; US$ 36.00

    Wetlands Lost The 1,879 thousand hectares of coastal wetlands in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) comprise 58% of the U.S. coastal wetland total (Turner and Gosselink 1975). These wetlands occur in every GOM state, although two-thirds of the GOM total are in Louisiana, and are typically associated with estuaries, bays, rivers, and the lee-side of barrier islands.... more...