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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mountain Meteorologyby C. David Whiteman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 124.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Desertsby Yvonne Franklin

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2009; US$ 8.99

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

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

    Wiley 2009; US$ 185.95

    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...

  • 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...