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  • The Coastby Timothy M. Kusky

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 47.40

    The Hazardous Earth is an eight-volume set that provides students with a comprehensive account of natural hazards-the geologic processes that create conditions dangerous to humans-and what can be done to minimize their effects. Designed to complement science curricula, the books present vivid accounts of historic disasters and events that have shaped... more...

  • Coral Reefs of the USAby Bernhard M. Riegl; Richard E. Dodge

    Springer 2008; US$ 299.00

    Coral Reefs of the USA provides a complete overview of the present status of knowledge regarding all coral reef areas within the USA and its territories. It is written by the most experienced authorities in their fields and geographic areas. Stretching from the Caribbean to the western Pacific, the coral reefs of the USA span extensive geographic and... more...

  • Mountainsby Peter Aleshire

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 35.00

    Takes readers on a globe-spanning tour of mountain formations, from block mountains to volcanic sea mountains to high-altitude-landform "sky islands." This book includes a collection of photographs and line illustrations. more...

  • Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements in Arid Environmentsby Fengxiang X. Han; Arieh Singer

    Springer 2007; US$ 269.00

    Global warming has worsened the water resource crisis in many arid zones worldwide, from Africa to Asia, affecting millions of people and putting them at risk of hunger. Effective management of arid zone resources, including understanding the risks of toxic trace and heavy elements to humans, coupled with the need to produce more food to feed the worlda... more...

  • The Future of Drylandsby Thomas Schaaf

    Springer 2008; US$ 329.00

    Drylands have been cradles to some of the worlda (TM)s greatest civilizations, and contemporary dryland communities feature rich and unique cultures. Dryland ecosystems support a surprising amount of biodiversity. Desertification, however, is a significant land degradation problem in the arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid regions of the world. Deterioration... more...

  • Desertification and Risk Analysis Using High and Medium Resolution Satellite Databy Mohamed Talbi

    Springer 2008; US$ 89.95

    Collects the results of a practical experience of survey, through the direct control of satellite images from high to medium resolution, over areas subjected to desertification problems. This book reveals that the problems of the local population are closely tied to the equilibrium in the management of the territory. more...

  • Deserts and Desert Environmentsby Julie J Laity

    Wiley 2009; US$ 88.00

    Taking a global perspective, this book provides a concise overview of drylands, including their physical, biological, temporal, and human components. Examines the physical systems occurring in desert environments, including climate, hydrology, past and present lakes, weathering, hillslopes, geomorphic surfaces, water as a geomorphic agent, and... more...

  • Land Use Policy and Practice on Karst Terrainsby Spencer Fleury

    Springer 2009; US$ 159.00

    Land use decisions in karst terrains can have immediate and serious impacts on the local landscape and groundwater resources. This book explores how human settlement patterns and urban systems in karst terrains are affected by land use regulations intended to protect karst resources. more...

  • Tectonic Geomorphologyby Douglas W. Burbank; Robert S. Anderson

    Wiley 2009; US$ 94.95

    Tectonic geomorphology is the study of the interplay between tectonic and surface processes that shape the landscape in regions of active deformation. Recent advances in the quantification of rates and physical basis of tectonic and surface processes have rejuvenated the field of tectonic geomorphology. Modern tectonic geomorphology is an exciting... more...

  • The Biology of Desertsby David Ward

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 54.99

    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...