bokomslag Deserts and Desert Environments
Vetenskap & teknik

Deserts and Desert Environments

Julie Laity

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  • 360 sidor
  • 2008
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.
  • Författare: Julie Laity
  • Format: Pocket
  • ISBN: 9781577180333
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 360
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2008-10-31
  • Förlag: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)