Deserts and Desert Environments (Heftet)

Serie: Environmental Systems and Global Change Series 



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Forfatter: og
Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2008
Antall sider: 360
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781577180333
Omtale Deserts and Desert Environments
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.

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