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  • The Biology of Desertsby David Ward

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 62.99

    This book offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to desert ecology. As with other titles in the Biology of Habitats Series, the emphasis in this book is on the organisms that dominate this harsh environment, although pollution, conservation and experimental aspects are also considered. - ;This book offers a concise but comprehensive introduction... more...

  • Mountain Meteorologyby C. David Whiteman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 144.99

    Preface. About the author. Acknowledgments. Part 1. Mountain Climates. 1. Four Factors that Determine Climate. 2. Mountain Climates of North America. Part 2. An Introduction to the Atmosphere. 3. Atmospheric Scales of Motion and Atmospheric Composition. 4. Atmospheric Structure and the Earth's Boundary Layer. 5. Pressure and Winds. 6. Air masses... more...

  • Grassroots Indicators for Desertificationby Helen Hambly; Tobias Onweng Angura

    International Development Research Centre 1995; US$ 25.00

    The book documents why grassroots indicators should play a key role in the monitoring, evaluation, and reporting systems for sustainable development and, more specifically, in efforts to reverse desertification and other forms of land degradation. It also shows how their use would encourage local control of the generation and use of knowledge. more...

  • Desertsby Yvonne Franklin

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2009; US$ 8.99

    Connects content-area literacy and science with a featured lab activity. more...

  • Glacial Geologyby Matthew M. Bennett; Neil F. Glasser

    Wiley 2011; US$ 169.95

    The new Second Edition of Glacial Geology provides a modern, comprehensive summary of glacial geology and geomorphology. It is has been thoroughly revised and updated from the original First Edition. This book will appeal to all students interested in the landforms and sediments that make up glacial landscapes. The aim of the book is to outline... more...

  • The Dictionary of Physical Geographyby David S. G. Thomas; Andrew S. Goudie

    Wiley 2013; US$ 82.95

    The third edition of this comprehensive encyclopedic dictionary covers the whole field of physical geography and provides an essential reference for all students and lecturers in this field. more...

  • Subterranean Twin Citiesby Greg Brick

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 19.00

    We tend to send things underground that we are not interested in ever seeing again. Sewage. Garbage. In the past, we have used the underground to age such provisions as cheese and beer. In Subterranean Twin Cities, geologist, historian, and urban speleologist Greg Brick takes us on an adventurous, educational, and?thankfully?sanitary tour beneath... more...

  • Sea Iceby David N. Thomas; Gerhard S. Dieckmann

    Wiley 2009; US$ 191.95

    As the Arctic perennial sea ice continues to disappear at an alarming rate, a full understanding of sea ice as a crucial global ecosystem, and the effects of its loss is vital for all those working with and studying global climate change. Building on the success of the previous edition, the second edition of Sea Ice , now much expanded and in full... more...

  • Dune Erosion During Storm Surgesby J.S.M. van Thiel de Vries

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 91.00

    Explains the dune erosion during storm surges as it occurs along the Dutch coast. This book discusses areas including a large scale erosion experiment designed to improve insight into near dune hydrodynamics, sediment transport and interaction between dune face and swash zone. more...

  • Desertsby Nancy F. Castaldo

    Chicago Review Press 2004; US$ 11.95

    This activity guide introduces children to the wild and often misunderstood environment of the desert and the people and cultures that thrive in and around them. Information is included on all types of desertshot and dry, coastal, semiarid, and polar. Kids learn what defines a desert and the creative ways plants and animals have adapted to survive... more...