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  • Physical Geographyby Michael Craghan

    Wiley 2011; US$ 18.95

    Learn physical geography at your own pace What is atmospheric pressure? How does latitude indicate the type of climate a specific place will have? Where are volcanic eruptions or strong earthquakes most likely to occur? With Physical Geography: A Self-Teaching Guide, you'll discover the answers to these questions and many more about the basics of... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 64.00

    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...

  • The Threatening Desertby Alan Grainger

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    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...

  • Aeolian Sand and Sand Dunesby Kenneth Pye; Haim Tsoar

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 269.00

    It is more than half a century since the publication of R. A. Bagnold?s classic book The physics of blown sand and desert dunes, and it is a tribute to the quality of Bagnold?s work that many of the fundamental principles which he developed - main valid today. His book continues to be essential reading for any serious s- dent of aeolian processes.... more...

  • Arid Lands Water Evaluation and Managementby Robert G. Maliva; Thomas M. Missimer

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 299.00

    This book presents a comprehensive description of the hydrogeology and hydrologic processes at work in arid lands. It describes the techniques that can be used to assess and manage the water resources of these areas with an emphasis on groundwater resources. more...

  • Arid Zone Geomorphologyby David S. G. Thomas

    Wiley 2011; US$ 102.95

    The new edition of Arid Zone Geomorphology aims to encapsulate the advances that have been made in recent years in the investigation and explanation of landforms and geomorphological processes in drylands. Building on the success of the previous two editions, the Third Edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect the latest developments... more...