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Deserts and Desert Environments

Wiley, J,
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Taking a global perspective, this book provides a concise overviewof drylands, including their physical, biological, temporal, andhuman 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, andaeolian processes
* Offers an accessible introduction to the physical, biological,temporal, and human components of drylands
* Investigates the nature, environmental requirements, andessential geomorphic roles of plants and animals in this stressfulbiological environment
* Highlights the impact of human population growth on climate,desertification, water resources, and dust storm activity
* Includes an examination of surface/atmosphere interactions andthe impact of ENSO events.

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Titel: Deserts and Desert Environments
Autoren/Herausgeber: Julie J Laity
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9781444300741

Seitenzahl: 360
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Julie Laity is a Professor at California State University, Northridge, USA. Her work has focused on deserts, looking at aeolian, fluvial, and groundwater systems, and the impact of environmental degradation on wind-blown sand and dust events. Her research on groundwater-sapping systems and wind erosion has been used to aid our understanding of Martian environments.

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