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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...

  • The Periglacial Environmentby Hugh M. French

    Wiley 2013; US$ 205.95

    The Periglacial Environment, Third Edition , provides an authoritative overview of the world???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...

  • 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...

  • Glaciotectonismby James S. Aber; Andrzej Ber

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 215.00

    Glaciotectonism is an important component of modern glacial theory, gaining widespread recognition within the past 25 years. This book is outcome of compiling maps of glaciotectonic structures and landforms for North America and central Europe, which is the basis for better understanding the role of glaciotectonism as a key component of glacial theory.... 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...

  • Desert sedimentary environmentsby K.W. Glennie

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 160.00

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  • 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...

  • 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...