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Deserts and desert environments

By: Laity, Professor Julie J. Orme, Amalie Jo

Part of the Environmental Systems and Global Change Series series
157718033X / 9781577180333
Paperback
551.4'15
24/10/2008
Stock expected by 19/04/2020
England
25 cm xiii, 342 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.)
postgraduate  Learn More research & professional undergraduate

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.

BIC:

RB Earth sciences

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