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  • 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...

  • Wadi Hydrologyby Zekai Sen

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 159.95

    The literature of hydrology abounds with texts on the hydrological and water resource problems in humid regions. However, this is not the case for the arid or semi arid regions. The situation is exemplified by the fact a concrete definition for the term ?wadi?, as accepted by UNESCO for describing these areas, is difficult to find. Arguably... more...

  • The Future of Arid Lands - Revisitedby Charles F. Hutchinson; Stefanie M. Herrmann

    Springer 2007; US$ 239.00

    Comprises papers delivered at the "International Arid Lands Meetings" held in New Mexico in 1955. This volume looks at the state of science in 1956 and attendant contemporary views of arid lands development. It is intended for land managers and to those involved in environmental issues. 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...

  • 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...