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Geomorphology of desert environments

Author: A J Parsons; A D Abrahams
Publisher: [New York] : Springer, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Understanding desert geomorphology is vital in managing scarce, fragile resources and mitigating natural hazards. This comprehensive reference, arranged thematically, is the authoritative text on the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: C Original
(DLC) 2008939014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A J Parsons; A D Abrahams
ISBN: 1402057199 9781402057199 9781402057182 1402057180
OCLC Number: 500975135
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: ""Preface to the First Edition""; ""Preface to the Second Edition""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Contents""; ""Contributors""; ""Part I Introduction""; ""Chapter 1 Geomorphology of Desert Environments""; ""Chapter 2 Global Deserts and Their Geomorphological Diversity""; ""Chapter 3 Desert Ecogeomorphology""; ""Part II Weathering""; ""Chapter 4 Weathering Processes and Forms""; ""Chapter 5 Aridic Soils, Patterned Ground, and Desert Pavements""; ""Chapter 6 Duricrusts""; ""Chapter 7 Desert Rock Coatings""; ""Part III Hillslopes""; ""Chapter 8 Rock Slopes""; ""Chapter 9 Rock-Mantled Slopes"" ""Chapter 10 Badlands and Gullying""""Part IV Rivers""; ""Chapter 11 Catchment and Channel Hydrology""; ""Chapter 12 Dryland Rivers: Processes and Forms""; ""Part V Piedmonts""; ""Chapter 13 Pediments in Arid Environments""; ""Chapter 14 Processes and Forms of Alluvial Fans""; ""Part VI Lake Basins""; ""Chapter 15 Hemiarid Lake Basins: Hydrographic Patterns""; ""Chapter 16 Hemiarid Lake Basins: Geomorphic Patterns""; ""Part VII Aeolian Surfaces""; ""Chapter 17 Aeolian Sediment Transport""; ""Chapter 18 Dune Morphology and Dynamics"" ""Chapter 19 Landforms, Landscapes, and Processes of Aeolian Erosion""""Chapter 20 Dust""; ""Part VIII Climatic Change""; ""Chapter 21 Rock Varnish and its Use to Study Climatic Change in Geomorphic Settings""; ""Chapter 22 Hillslopes as Evidence of Climatic Change""; ""Chapter 23 River Landforms and Sediments: Evidence of Climatic Change""; ""Chapter 24 The Role of Climatic Change in Alluvial Fan Development""; ""Chapter 25 Evidence for Climate Change From Desert Basin Palaeolakes""; ""Chapter 26 Palaeoclimatic Interpretations From Desert Dunes and Sediments"" ""Chapter 27 Early Humans in Dryland Environments: A Geoarchaeological Perspective""""Chapter 28 Cenozoic Climates in Deserts""; ""Index""
Responsibility: edited by Anthony J. Parsons and Athol D. Abrahams.

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