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Lakes of the World with Google Earth

Understanding our Environment

Authors: Scheffers, Anja M., Kelletat, Dieter H.

  • Provides essential information about the world's lakes at a glance
  • Features one of the best collection of satellite images of remote lakes and similar features around the world
  • Includes short interpretative texts as well as an accessible introduction to lake genesis, age and distribution      
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About this book

Featuring satellite imagery from Google Earth, this guide provides a unique, highly visual tour of lakes across the globe, from the simple to the complex, the nearby to the remote. Clear text accompanies each image and identifies important aspects of each lake along with such information as its coordinates, scale, and altitudes, if relevant.

From the many aspects of lake science including water budgets, temperature regimes, mixing types, biology/ecology, and chemistry, the book concentrates on the genesis of lakes and other closed forms containing water, moisture/swamps or minerals. Its organisation follows different forms of lake origin (often connected to the question of age) such as extra-terrestrial meteor impacts, structural depressions by tectonic activity, patterning of joints or faults, volcanic origin, or the forming influence of glacier ice, subterranean permafrost, littoral processes, running water, wind, and solution of rocks (karst forms).

Coverage also deals with temporal variations in lake existence within the context of climate change in the past and the future. In addition, special chapters are devoted to saline (or salt) lakes, and — in their evaporated forms — to saltpans.

Providing essential information at a glance, this guide will be help both specialists and general readers better understand the world's lakes as well as see them in a new perspective.

About the authors

Anja M. Scheffers is Professor of Geoscience, Southern Cross University, School of Environment, Science and Engineering, NSW, Australia. She has a M.Sc. from University of Bonn, a PhD from University of Duisburg-Essen, and a Habilitation  (Sc.D.) from the University of Duisburg-Essen. She authored and co-authored more than 100 publications with main emphasis on the Physical Geography of coasts (palaeotsunamis and palaeostorms, general palaeoclimatology, sea level histories, Quaternary geochronology based on ESR and U-series dating, and multi-proxy study of corals), based on fieldwork in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, SE-Asia, Australia and Ireland. Anja Scheffers was awarded the prestigious ARC (Australian Research Council) Future Fellowship 2009-2013.    
Dieter H. Kelletat is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geography at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) and currently Lecturer at Cologne University. He has a Dipl.-Geogr. and PhD from Göttingen University and Habilitation (Sc.D.) from Technical University of Berlin. He was also Associate Professor at the University of Braunschweig and Professor at the University of Hannover. His expertise is Physical Geography with emphasis on the geomorphology of coasts, high mountains, glaciers and climate change. He authored, co-authored and edited more than 250 scientific publications including textbooks and books for a wider audience, based on fieldwork on five continents from the tropics to the Arctic.

Reviews

“Lakes of the World with Google Earth combines lessons in lake geomorphology with over 300 aerial Google Earth images of lakes. … the catalogue of images it contains could be a useful tool to supplement lectures in an introductory limnology class. If you are looking for ideas for amazing field sites or need compelling images to supplement a presentation, this is a great book.” (Bridget R. Deemer, Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin, Vol. 26 (1), Feburary, 2017)

“This book superbly organizes and documents Google Earth lake images, making it an invaluable resource for community college students, lower-division undergraduates, and general readers. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and general readers.” (C. Leachman, Choice, Vol. 54 (6), February, 2017)


       

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction: General Approach, and a Short Look at the Diversity of Lakes

    Scheffers, Anja M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-48

  • Important Pre-requisites for the Existence of Lakes: Basin and Depression Forming Processes

    Scheffers, Anja M. (et al.)

    Pages 49-147

  • Swamps, Bogs and Other Wetlands

    Scheffers, Anja M. (et al.)

    Pages 149-180

  • Saline Lakes and Saltpans

    Scheffers, Anja M. (et al.)

    Pages 181-241

  • Lakes Adapted to Landscapes and Climate

    Scheffers, Anja M. (et al.)

    Pages 243-287

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29617-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29615-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lakes of the World with Google Earth
Book Subtitle
Understanding our Environment
Authors
Series Title
Coastal Research Library
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29617-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29617-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29615-9
Series ISSN
2211-0577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 293
Number of Illustrations and Tables
134 b/w illustrations, 270 illustrations in colour
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