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  • Deserts and Desert Environmentsby Julie J Laity

    Wiley 2009; US$ 88.00 US$ 79.20

    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,... more...

  • The Future of Drylandsby Cathy Lee; Thomas Schaaf

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 329.01

    Drylands have been cradles to some of the world’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...

  • 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...

  • Mountain Meteorologyby C. David Whiteman

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 154.99

    Mountain Meteorology: Fundamentals and Applications offers first an introduction to the basic principles and concepts of mountain meteorology, then goes on to discuss their application in natural resources management. It includes over two hundred beautiful, full-color photographs, figures, and diagrams, as well as observable indicators of atmospheric... more...

  • Tectonic Geomorphologyby Douglas W. Burbank; Robert S. Anderson

    Wiley 2009; US$ 94.95 US$ 85.46

    Tectonic geomorphology is the study of the interplay between tectonic and surface processes that shape the landscape in regions of active deformation. Recent advances in the quantification of rates and physical basis of tectonic and surface processes have rejuvenated the field of tectonic geomorphology. Modern tectonic geomorphology is an exciting... more...

  • The History of the Study of Landforms: Volume 1 - Geomorphology Before Davis (Routledge Revivals)by Richard J. Chorley; Antony J. Dunn; Robert P. Beckinsale

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This re-issue, first published in 1964, is the first of a seminal series analysing the development of the study of landforms, from both the geographical and geological point of view, with especial emphasis upon fluvial geomorphology. Volume 1 treats the subject up to the first important statement of the cycle of erosion by W. M. Davis in 1889, and... more...

  • Desertsby Yvonne Franklin

    Teacher Created Materials 2009; US$ 8.99

    Connects content-area literacy and science with a featured lab activity. more...

  • Subterranean Twin Citiesby Greg Brick

    University of Minnesota Press 2009; US$ 19.00 US$ 16.15

    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...

  • Desertsby Nancy F. Castaldo

    Chicago Review Press 2004; US$ 11.95

    This activity guide introduces children to the wild and often misunderstood environment of the desert and the people and cultures that thrive in and around them. Information is included on all types of desertshot and dry, coastal, semiarid, and polar. Kids learn what defines a desert and the creative ways plants and animals have adapted to survive... more...

  • Dune Erosion During Storm Surgesby J.S.M. van Thiel de Vries

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 91.00

    Explains the dune erosion during storm surges as it occurs along the Dutch coast. This book discusses areas including a large scale erosion experiment designed to improve insight into near dune hydrodynamics, sediment transport and interaction between dune face and swash zone. more...