Geomorphology of Desert Environments

Editors: Parsons, Anthony J., Abrahams, A. D. (Eds.)

  • The most comprehensive and up-to-date research-level treatment of desert geomorphology
  • A global perspective
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About this Textbook

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.

Geomorphology of Desert Environments – Second Edition is thoroughly revised and extended with six new chapters, many new illustrations and expanded and updated references in each chapter.

- The most comprehensive and up-to-date research-level treatment of desert geomorphology
- Presented from a global perspective
- Written by authoritative practitioners in the field

From the reviews of the previous edition:
"Geomorphology of Desert Environments is a worthy and desirable newcomer" Nature

"... up-to-date expert reviews that together represent a comprehensive treatment of the state of knowledge in desert geomorphology." SciTech Book News

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Geomorphology of Desert Environments

    Parsons, Anthony J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-7

  • Global Deserts and Their Geomorphological Diversity

    Goudie, Andrew S.

    Pages 9-20

  • Desert Ecogeomorphology

    Wainwright, John

    Pages 21-66

  • Weathering Processes and Forms

    Smith, B.J.

    Pages 69-100

  • Aridic Soils, Patterned Ground, and Desert Pavements

    Dixon, John C.

    Pages 101-122

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eBook $69.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-5718-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geomorphology of Desert Environments
Editors
  • Anthony J. Parsons
  • A. D. Abrahams
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5719-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5719-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5718-2
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVIII, 831
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