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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Advances in Coastal Modelingby V.C. Lakhan

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 275.00

    This book unifies and enhances the accessibility of contemporary scholarly research on advances in coastal modeling. A comprehensive spectrum of innovative models addresses the wide diversity and multifaceted aspects of coastal research on the complex natural processes, dynamics, interactions and responses of the coastal supersystem and its associated... more...

  • Arctic Alpine Ecosystems and People in a Changing Environmentby Jon-Borre Orbaek; Roland Kallenborn; Ingunn Tombre

    Springer 2007; US$ 269.00

    The European Arctic and Alpine regions are experiencing large environmental changes. These changes may also have socio-economic effects if the changes affect the bioproduction, which form the basis for the marine and terrestrial food chains. This book gives an overview of the contemporary environmental changes in these regions. more...

  • The Becher Wetlands - A Ramsar Siteby Christine Semeniuk

    Springer 2007; US$ 379.00

    Presents a study of the Holocene evolution and functioning of a suite of seasonal wetland basins in the temperate coastal zone of Western Australia. This book presents ideas such as the importance of stratigraphy in understanding wetland development, the significance of physiographic setting in determining wetland development, and more. more...

  • International Perspectives on Natural Disastersby Lisa M. DeChano; John Lidstone; Joseph P. Stoltman

    Springer 2006; US$ 239.00

    Presents the occurrences and distributions of natural disaster events and the responses and mitigation practices associated with them. This volume includes a CD-ROM containing electronic versions of the figures, which are all printed in black-and-white in the book. more...

  • Wadi Hydrologyby Zekai Sen

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 159.95

    The literature of hydrology abounds with texts on the hydrological and water resource problems in humid regions. However, this is not the case for the arid or semi arid regions. The situation is exemplified by the fact a concrete definition for the term ?wadi?, as accepted by UNESCO for describing these areas, is difficult to find. Arguably... more...

  • Glaciotectonismby James S. Aber; Andrzej Ber

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 215.00

    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...