Geomorphology of Desert Environments (Hardcover)

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By Anthony J. Parsons (Editor), A. D. Abrahams (Editor)
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About one-third of the Earth's land surface experiences a desert climate, and this area supports approximately 15% of the planet's population. This percentage continues to grow, and with this growth comes the need to acquire and apply an understanding of desert geomorphology. Such an understanding is vital in managing scarce and fragile resources and in mitigating natural hazards.

This authoritative reference book is comprehensive in its coverage of the geomorphology of desert environments, and is arranged thematically. It begins with an overview of global deserts, proceeds through treatments of weathering, hillslopes, rivers, piedmonts, lake basins, and aeolian surfaces, and concludes with a discussion of the role of climatic change. Written by a team of international authors, all of whom are active in the field, the chapters cover the spectrum of desert geomorphology.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781402057182
ISBN-10: 1402057180
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: March 26th, 2009
Pages: 831
Language: English