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  • Cold Region Hazards and Risksby Colin A. Whiteman

    Wiley 2011; US$ 63.95

    This is a unique, timely and engaging text with wide ranging geographical coverage. The text brings together, for the first time, information about a vast array of hazards associated with ice and snow, spanning both well known phenomenon (e.g. avalanches) and the less familiar (e.g. river ice jams and ice storms) using, in many cases, material which... more...

  • Desertby Roslynn D. Haynes

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

     Sand. Cacti. Lizards. Mirages. Deserts call to mind exotic places, a sense of adventure and freedom, but also thirst and desolation. In Desert , Roslynn D. Haynes takes a fresh look at this geographical feature and cultural entity as it becomes an increasingly threatened environment.   Considering the immense geographical diversity of... more...

  • Taming the Sahara: Tunisia Shows a Way While Others Falterby Andrew Borowiec

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 94.00

    Borowiec surveys North African history and current efforts to halt the movement of the Sahara into surrounding countries. He shows how efforts in Tunisia are making headway against this ecological disaster, which confronts not only North Africa but Southern Europe and possibly the world in general. Veteran North African observer Andrew Borowiec... more...

  • Desertsby Wayne Grady

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 22.95

    Next to rain forests, deserts are the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth. In fact, a desert is never a single ecosystem but a concentration of dozens, ranging from arid flatlands to high mesas to canyons, and oases. Filled with unexpected life and unforgiving conditions, the desert evokes a vivid and passionate response from those who experience... more...

  • Reclaiming the Desert: Towards a Sustainable Environment in Arid Landsby A.M.O. Mohamed

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 243.00

    A comprehensive collection of contributions from the Middle East and Japan, dealing with pressing problems concerning sustainability in arid zones, this time with the accent on environmental science and engineering. The symposium brought together researchers and field engineers who discussed issues such as sulphur utilization in agriculture and construction... more...

  • The Threatening Desertby Alan Grainger

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    Lands lost to desert may effectively be lost for ever, so desertification is humanity's most obvious despoliation to the planet. It is certainly one of the most serious environmental problems facing the world today. In this book the author describes what is happening and where. Although the problem is greatest in developing countries, it is by no means... more...

  • Florida Sinkholesby Robert Brinkmann

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 49.95

    Below the live oaks, palm trees, cypress swamps, and springs, water is slowly wearing away the limestone bedrock of Florida. The erosion is often unseen, and over time it can result in shocking cave-ins like the destructive spectacle of the 1981 Winter Park sinkhole. Florida Sinkholes --the first comprehensive book on the subject--is an easy-to-follow... more...

  • The Periglacial Environmentby Hugh M. French

    Wiley 2013; US$ 75.95

    The Periglacial Environment, Third Edition , provides an authoritative overview of the worldâ??s cold, non-glacial environments. Emphasis is placed upon the North American and Eurasian polar lowlands, but examples are also drawn from Antarctica, the Qinghai-Xizang (Tibet) Plateau, and the northern mid-latitudes. First published in 1976 and subsequently... 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...

  • Geomorphology of Upland Peatby Martin Evans; Jeff Warburton

    Wiley 2011; US$ 39.95

    The Geomorphology of Upland Peat offers a detailed synthesis of existing literature on peat erosion, incorporating new research ideas and data from two leading experts in the field. Presents the most detailed and current work to date Written in a style that is both intelligent and accessible Fully illustrated with original... more...