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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Inventing the Earthby Barbara Kennedy

    Wiley 2008; US$ 154.95

    This book chronicles how successive generations of natural philosophers, geologists and geomorphologists have come to invent the view of the Earth over the past 250 years. Chronicles how successive generations of natural philosophers, geologists and geomorphologists have come to invent different views of the Earth over the last 250 years. Uses... more...

  • The Geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reefby David Hopley; Scott G. Smithers; Kevin Parnell

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 68.00

    A 2007 reference on geomorphological studies on reefs for researchers and graduate students in geomorphology and oceanography. more...

  • Desertification in the Mediterranean Region. A Security Issueby William G. Kepner; Jose L. Rubio; David A. Mouat

    Springer 2006; US$ 209.00

    Focuses on two basic concepts: security and desertification in the Mediterranean Region and their linkages. This book provides a multi-lateral forum for cooperation, information exchange, and dialogue among the environmental, development, foreign and security policy communities within the Mediterranean Region. more...

  • Environmental Role of Wetlands in Headwatersby Josef Krecek; Martin Haigh

    Springer 2006; US$ 169.00

    Aims to move towards a more comprehensive inventory of the benefits and costs of headwater wetlands. This book evaluates the research that tries to understand the tolerances, exchanges, checks and balances within headwater landscapes and the downstream impacts of changes in wetlands. It examines wetlands in their watershed management context. more...

  • Natural Disasters as Interactive Components of Global Ecodynamicsby Kirill Ya Kondratyev; Vladimir F. Krapivin; Costas A. Varostos

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 359.00

    Large-scale natural catastrophes are environmental phenomena. This book analyses the problem of natural disaster prediction and the implementation of environmental monitoring systems to receive, store and process the information necessary for solutions of specific problems in this area. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Coastal Scienceby M. Schwartz

    Springer 2005; US$ 499.00

    Maurice Schwartz, Editor of the much acclaimed Encyclopedia of Beaches and Coastal Environments (Hutchinson Ross, 1982) has now brought forth a new volume with a fresh interdisciplinary approach that includes geomorphology, ecology, engineering, technology, oceanography, and human activities as they relate to coasts. Within its covers the Encyclopedia... more...

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

    SPB Academic Publishing BV 2002; US$ 30.00

    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...

  • Fundamentals of Geomorphologyby Richard Huggett

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 67.95

    This extensively revised and updated second edition of Fundamentals of Geomorphology presents an engaging and comprehensive introduction to geomorphology, exploring the world's landforms from a broad systems perspective. It reflects the latest developments in the field and includes new chapters on geomorphic materials and processes, hillslopes and... more...