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  • 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...

  • Asian And Pacific Coasts 2003, Proceedings Of The 2nd International Conferenceby Yoshimi Goda; Wataru Kioka; Kazuo Nadaoka

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 140.00

    This book presents the experience of coastal and port engineering development, as well as coastal environmental problems, in Asian and Pacific countries. It also provides information and promotes technological progress and activities, international technical transfer and cooperation, and opportunities for engineers and researchers to maintain and improve... more...

  • The Periglacial Environmentby Hugh M. French

    Wiley 2013; US$ 78.95

    The Periglacial Environment, Third Edition , provides an authoritative overview of the worldâ??s cold, non-glacial environments. Emphasis is placed upon the North American and Eurasian polar lowlands, but examples are also drawn from Antarctica, the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau, and the northern mid-latitudes. First published in 1976 and subsequently... more...

  • Approaches to Coastal Wetland Restorationby E.R. Turner; B. Streever

    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...

  • Applied Sedimentologyby Richard C. Selley

    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...

  • Glaciotectonismby James S. Aber; Andrzej Ber

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 225.00

    Glaciotectonism is an important component of modern glacial theory, gaining widespread recognition within the past 25 years. This book is outcome of compiling maps of glaciotectonic structures and landforms for North America and central Europe, which is the basis for better understanding the role of glaciotectonism as a key component of glacial theory.... more...

  • Arctic Alpine Ecosystems and People in a Changing Environmentby Jon Børre Ørbaek; Roland Kallenborn; Ingunn Tombre; Else N. Hegseth; Stig Falk-Petersen; Alf H. Hoel

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 249.00

    This book addresses the significant environmental changes experienced by high latitude and high altitude ecosystems at the beginning of the 21st c- tury. Increased temperatures and precipitation, reduction in sea ice and glacier ice, the increased levels of UV-radiation and the long-range tra- ported contaminants in arctic and alpine regions are stress... more...

  • Geomorphology of Upland Peatby Martin Evans; Jeff Warburton

    Wiley 2011; US$ 94.95

    The Geomorphology of Upland Peat offers a detailed synthesis of existing literature on peat erosion, incorporating new research ideas and data from two leading experts in the field. Presents the most detailed and current work to date Written in a style that is both intelligent and accessible Fully illustrated with original... more...

  • Landschaftsformenby Harald Frater

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; Not Available

    Wie entstehen Gebirge, Wüsten, Gletscher oder Vulkane? Welche Naturkräfte haben den beeindruckenden Grand Canyon geschaffen? So vielfältig wie das Gesicht der Erde sind die Antworten in diesem großartig illustrierten Buch. Von der Stellung der Erde im Sonnensystem bis hin zum Einwirken des Menschen auf das Landschaftsbild erklärt es die Entstehung... more...

  • The Future of Arid Lands-Revisitedby Charles F. Hutchinson; Stefanie M. Herrmann

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 199.00

    UNESCO commemorated its sixtieth anniversary in 2005. It was a year for refl- tion ? a time to look back on the progress made and the achievements accomplished over the last 60 years. To celebrate the importance and relevance of science at UNESCO a publication entitled Sixty Years of Science at UNESCO: 1945?2005 was launched in 2006, which offers an... more...