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Deserts and Desert Environments

Deserts and Desert Environments by Julie J Laity
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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 aeolian processes
  • Offers an accessible introduction to the physical, biological, temporal, and human components of drylands
  • Investigates the nature, environmental requirements, and essential geomorphic roles of plants and animals in this stressful biological environment
  • Highlights the impact of human population growth on climate, desertification, water resources, and dust storm activity
  • Includes an examination of surface/atmosphere interactions and the impact of ENSO events.
Wiley; January 2009
364 pages; ISBN 9781444300741
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Title: Deserts and Desert Environments
Author: Julie J Laity
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