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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Karst Environmentsby Marton Veress

    Springer 2010; US$ 159.00

    With a focus on karren formation in high mountains, and specifically in the European Alps, this text summarizes the scientific results of systematic observations made during field trips, as well as the interpretation, using modern analytical methods, of the data collected. Márton Veress, who has been working in different types of karren landscapes... more...

  • Advances in Research in Karst Mediaby Bartolome Andreo; Francisco Carrasco; Juan Jose Duran Valsero; James W. Lamoreaux

    Springer 2010; US$ 239.00

    "The Malaga Symposia Series" provides an international forum for scientific debate on the progress made in research into karst environments. The 2010 meeting of the 4th International ISKA presents 80 papers in four key areas: karst hydrogeology and investigations, karst landscape and ecosystems, human interaction with karst environments,... more...

  • Speleological and Karst Glossary of Florida and the Caribbeanby Sandra Poucher; Rick Copeland

    UPF 2006; US$ 24.95

    Sandra Poucher and Rick Copeland have created this comprehensive karst glossary to correct discrepancies in communications among geologists and biologists, hydrologists and divers, cavers and speleologists, thereby enabling researchers to speak a common language. more...

  • Karst Managementby Philip E. Beynen

    Springer 2011; US$ 209.00

    Focusing specifically on the management of karst environments, this volume draws together the world's leading karst experts to provide a vital source for the study and management of this unique physical setting. Although karst landscapes cover 12% of the Earth's terrain and provide 25% of the world's drinking water, the resource management... more...

  • Water Resources in Mexicoby Ursula Oswald Spring

    Springer 2011; US$ 279.00

    Water resources in Mexico are threatened by scarcity, pollution and climate change. In two decades water consumption doubled, producing water stress in dry seasons and semi-arid and arid regions. Water stress rises due to physical and economic stress. In seven parts a multidisciplinary team analyzes hydrological processes in basins and their interaction... more...

  • Waterby Alice Outwater

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 16.50

    Water: A Natural History takes us back to the diaries of the first Western explorers; it moves from the reservoir to the modern toliet, from the grasslands of the Midwest to the Everglades of Florida, throught the guts of a wastewater treatment plant and out to the waterways again. It shows how human-engineered dams, canals, and farms replaces nature?s... more...

  • Caves in Contextby Knut Andreas Bergsvik; Robin Skeates

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 45.00

    Caves in Context provides the thriving inter-disciplinary field of cave studies with a European-scale survey of current research in cave archaeology. It is unified by a contemporary theoretical emphasis on the cultural significance and diversity of caves over space and time. Caves and rockshelters are found all over Europe, and have frequently been... more...

  • Trapped!by Robert K. Murray; Roger W. Brucker

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 22.00

    "When Floyd Collins became trapped in a cave in southern Kentucky in early 1925, the sensationalism and hysteria of the rescue attempt generated America's first true media spectacle, making Collins's story one of the seminal events of the century. The crowds that gathered outside Sand Cave turned the rescue site into a carnival. Collins's situation... more...