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  • Landscapes and Landforms of Spainby Francisco Gutiérrez; Mateo Gutiérrez

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    The Landscapes and Landforms of Spain provides an informative and inviting overview of the geology and geomorphology of Spain. It incorporates a diverse range of topics, ranging from the fiery landscapes of the Canary Islands and its volcanic formations to the glacial scenery of the Pyrenees.The book devotes attention to granite landforms, karst terrains,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Geomorphological Techniquesby Andrew Goudie

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 93.95

    The specialist contributors to Geomorphological Techniques have thoroughly augmented and updated their original, authoritative coverage with critical evaluations of major recent developments in this field. A new chapter on neotectonics reflects the impact of developments in tectonic theory, and heavily revised sections deal with advances in remote... more...

  • Fundamentals of Geomorphologyby Richard Huggett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 61.95

    This extensively revised and updated edition continues to present an engaging and comprehensive introduction to the subject, exploring the world?s landforms from a broad systems perspective. It reflects on the latest developments in the field and includes new chapters on geomorphic materials and processes, hillslopes and changing landscapes. Fundamentals... more...

  • Atlas of the World's Desertsby Nathaniel Harris

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 195.00

    The Atlas of the World's Deserts examines the hostile and extreme environments that characterize deserts, and is divided into chapters that concentrate on specific aspects of a desert's geology, life forms, history, and future. For more information including sample pages, visit the Atlas of the World's Deserts web site. Also includes 160 color... more...

  • The World's Largest Wetlandsby Lauchlan H. Fraser; Paul A. Keddy

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 68.00

    Experts share their understanding of the ecology of large wetlands, their significance and their conservation. more...

  • Extreme Events in Nature and Societyby S. Albeverio; V. Jentsch; H. Kantz

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 109.00

    Presents unifying and distinguishing features of extreme events, including problems of understanding and modelling their origin, spatial and temporal extension, and potential impact. This book aims to help in the difficult problem of anticipation: forecasting the event and proposing measures to moderate or prevent it. 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...

  • Northwest Californiaby John O. Sawyer

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 15.95

    Northwestern California is mainly known for its majestic redwood forests and incomparable coastline, but there is much more in its rich biota and scenery. The forests are part of the most diverse temperate coniferous forest in the world. Rugged mountains, numerous lakes, wilderness areas, and wild rivers attract outdoor enthusiasts and geologists came... more...