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Arid and Semi arid Environments

Arid and Semi arid Environments Author Michael Hill
ISBN-10 0340800321
Release 2002
Pages 154
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Arid and Semi-Arid Environments focuses upon major themes in the study of desert landscapes, processes and landforms. The book considers the physical causes of aridity, the desert hydrological cycle and the problems of water supply. Particular attention is paid to desert ecosystems and how they are related to aridity. A detailed study is made of the wide range of landforms which are unique to desert areas and how they were formed. Evidence in the landscape of past climates is examined in relation to the current debate on desertification.



Rural Settlement and the Urban Impact on the Countryside

Rural Settlement and the Urban Impact on the Countryside Author Michael Hill
ISBN-10 0340800283
Release 2003
Pages 154
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Providing a wealth of information and relevant new case study material, Rural Settlement and Urban Impact on the Countryside encourages students to focus in on the highly topical geographical issues that have changed the countryside through urbanisation and counter-urbanisation. Geographical influences upon settlement location, hierarchy and morphology are studied in relation to the context of continuity and change. Economic conditions which lead to rural depopuoation are considered as are those that have led to the repopulation of some rural areas. The impact of the current cirsis in the countryside and the concept of the 'post-rural' society are also examined in relation to rural settlement. The text is illustrated with examples and case studies from Britain, Italy and a number of LEDCs. Applicable to AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam boards, this book is ideal for any student studying this topic.



Access to Geography Development

Access to Geography  Development Author Garrett Nagle
ISBN-10 9781444150902
Release 2005-03-31
Pages 144
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Development provides an in-depth assessment of where the world is today by considering a wide range of factors which contribute to the overall development of a country, and then looks forward to the future and what that holds. The book includes sections on: development and underdevelopment; past and present strategies for development; the effect of development on population, food supply, urbanisation, industrialisation and the environment; and sustainable development.



Arid and Semi Arid Geomorphology

Arid and Semi Arid Geomorphology Author Andrew S. Goudie
ISBN-10 9781107067165
Release 2013-05-27
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Based on four decades of research by Professor Andrew Goudie, this volume provides a state-of-the-art synthesis of our understanding of desert geomorphology. It presents a truly international perspective, with examples from all over the world. Extensively referenced and illustrated, it covers such topics as the importance of past climatic changes, the variability of different desert environments, rock breakdown, wind erosion and dust storm generation, sand dunes, fluvial and slope forms and processes, the role of the applied geomorphologist in desert development and conservation, and the Earth as an analogue for other planetary bodies. This book is destined to become the classic volume on arid and semi-arid geomorphology for advanced students and researchers in physical geography, geomorphology, Earth science, sedimentology, environmental science and archaeology.



Understanding GCSE Geography

Understanding GCSE Geography Author Ann Bowen
ISBN-10 9780435351717
Release 2006-05-01
Pages 256
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Extensive research and feedback from teachers has helped us to bring you a new improved edition of Understanding GCSE Geography.



Encyclopedia of Deserts

Encyclopedia of Deserts Author Michael A. Mares
ISBN-10 9780806172293
Release 2017-01-19
Pages 672
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Encyclopedia of Deserts represents a milestone: it is the first comprehensive reference to the first comprehensive reference to deserts and semideserts of the world. Approximately seven hundred entries treat subjects ranging from desert survival to the way deserts are formed. Topics include biology (birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, invertebrates, plants, bacteria, physiology, evolution), geography, climatology, geology, hydrology, anthropology, and history. The thirty-seven contributors, including volume editor Michael A. Mares, have had extensive careers in deserts research, encompassing all of the world’s arid and semiarid regions. The Encyclopedia opens with a subject list by topic, an organizational guide that helps the reader grasp interrelationships and complexities in desert systems. Each entry concludes with cross-references to other entries in the volume, inviting the reader to embark on a personal expedition into fascinating, previously unknown terrain. In addition a list of important readings facilitates in-depth study of each topic. An exhaustive index permits quick access to places, topics, and taxonomic listings of all plants and animals discussed. More than one hundred photographs, drawings, and maps enhance our appreciation of the remarkable life, landforms, history, and challenges of the world’s arid land.



Geography of Health

Geography of Health Author Rameshwar Prasad Misra
ISBN-10 8180693856
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 558
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Geography of Health has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Geography of Health also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Geography of Health book for free.



Groundwater Modelling in Arid and Semi Arid Areas

Groundwater Modelling in Arid and Semi Arid Areas Author Howard S. Wheater
ISBN-10 9781139489720
Release 2010-09-09
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Arid and semi-arid regions face major challenges in the management of scarce freshwater resources under pressures of population, economic development, climate change, pollution and over-abstraction. Groundwater is commonly the most important water resource in these areas. Groundwater models are widely used globally to understand groundwater systems and to guide decisions on management. However, the hydrology of arid and semi-arid areas is very different from that of humid regions, and there is little guidance on the special challenges of groundwater modelling for these areas. This book brings together the experience of internationally leading experts to fill a gap in the scientific and technical literature. It introduces state-of-the-art methods for modelling groundwater resources, illustrated with a wide-ranging set of illustrative examples from around the world. The book is valuable for researchers, practitioners in developed and developing countries, and graduate students in hydrology, hydrogeology, water resources management, environmental engineering and geography.



Geomorphology of Desert Environments

Geomorphology of Desert Environments Author A. D. Abrahams
ISBN-10 9789401582544
Release 2013-04-17
Pages 674
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Over the last twenty years there has been a major expansion of knowledge in the field of landforms and landforming processes of deserts. This advanced-level book provides a benchmark for the current state of science, and is written by an international team of authors who are acknowledged experts in their fields.



OCR AS Geography Student Unit Guide New Edition Unit F761 Managing Physical Environments

OCR AS Geography Student Unit Guide New Edition  Unit F761 Managing Physical Environments Author Michael Raw
ISBN-10 9781444171815
Release 2012-08-31
Pages 80
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Written by a senior examiner, Michael Raw, this OCR AS Geography Student Unit Guide is the essential study companion for Unit F761: Managing Physical Environments.This full-colour book includes all you need to know to prepare for your unit exam: clear guidance on the content of the unit, with topic summaries, knowledge check questions and a quick-reference index examiner's advice throughout, so you will know what to expect in the exam and will be able to demonstrate the skills required exam-style questions, with graded student responses, so you can see clearly what is required to get a better grade



Water Management in Arid and Semi arid Regions

Water Management in Arid and Semi arid Regions Author Phoebe Koundouri
ISBN-10 9781845429973
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 288
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Water deficiency in many arid and semi-arid regions in Southern Europe is becoming a major constraint for economic welfare and sustainable regional development. These regions are characterised by high spatial and temporal imbalances of water demand and supply, seasonal water uses, inadequate water resources and poor institutional water management. The aim of this book is to formulate appropriate strategies and guidelines for water management necessary for the formulation and implementation of integrated sustainable management of water resources. Lessons are learned from various case studies, which examine competing water use patterns, compare governance structures and how these have evolved in response to scarcity, and structural and non-structural instruments to address water deficiency. Water Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions will appeal to policymakers in relevant countries as well as to scholars and researchers of environmental studies and economics.



Climate Change and Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration in Central Asia

Climate Change and Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration in Central Asia Author Rattan Lal
ISBN-10 9780203932698
Release 2007-08-02
Pages 494
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This book brings together current knowledge of terrestrial C sequestration in Central Asia. The themes treated include: biophysical environments, water resources, sustainable agriculture, soil degradation, the effects of irrigation schemes on secondary salinization, soil management and its relationship to carbon dynamics; the relationship between forest management and carbon dynamics, economic analyses of land use practices, important methodological issues arising from the use of GIS, remote sensing, carbon budgeting and scaling, and a review of the knowledge gaps in carbon and climate change. The book is a reference source for soil, water, vegetation, climate, land use and management in the region. The book will be of interest to a wide variety of environmental scientists, economists and those interested in policy issues for the sustainable management of natural resources.



Encyclopedia of Geography

Encyclopedia of Geography Author Barney Warf
ISBN-10 9781452265179
Release 2010-09-21
Pages 3560
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Simply stated, geography studies the locations of things and the explanations that underlie spatial distributions. Profound forces at work throughout the world have made geographical knowledge increasingly important for understanding numerous human dilemmas and our capacities to address them. With more than 1,200 entries, the Encyclopedia of Geography reflects how the growth of geography has propelled a demand for intermediaries between the abstract language of academia and the ordinary language of everyday life. The six volumes of this encyclopedia encapsulate a diverse array of topics to offer a comprehensive and useful summary of the state of the discipline in the early 21st century. Key Features Gives a concise historical sketch of geography's long, rich, and fascinating history, including human geography, physical geography, and GIS Provides succinct summaries of trends such as globalization, environmental destruction, new geospatial technologies, and cyberspace Decomposes geography into the six broad subject areas: physical geography; human geography; nature and society; methods, models, and GIS; history of geography; and geographer biographies, geographic organizations, and important social movements Provides hundreds of color illustrations and images that lend depth and realism to the text Includes a special map section Key Themes Physical Geography Human Geography Nature and Society Methods, Models, and GIS People, Organizations, and Movements History of Geography This encyclopedia strategically reflects the enormous diversity of the discipline, the multiple meanings of space itself, and the diverse views of geographers. It brings together the diversity of geographical knowledge, making it an invaluable resource for any academic library.



Plant Resources of Arid and Semiarid Lands

Plant Resources of Arid and Semiarid Lands Author J. R. Goodin
ISBN-10 9781483272276
Release 2013-09-25
Pages 352
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Plant Resources of Arid and Semiarid Lands: A Global Perspective is a collection of papers that evaluates the existing native plant resources in the arid and semiarid regions. The papers deal with the resources found in these arid regions such as food potential, forage, fuel, fiber, medicinal or industrial uses. The book covers the arid regions of Africa, Australia, the Indian subcontinent, Middle East, North America, China, South America, and the USSR. The treatment of these regions includes geographical descriptions such as area, annual precipitation, temperature, humidity, wind ranges or patterns, and seasons. These papers also discuss the effects of topography on water drainage and loss, the basic soil types, holding capacity, water runoffs, and the availability of water (surface and subsurface), The book examines the current and projected growth rates for relevant countries and dry regions in each continent. These papers discuss the economic output from arid lands, the balance of trade, current or developing resources, as well as the prospects of these countries with dry regions. The book also focuses on the types of plants found in these regions whether these are used for food, forage, medicine or for industry. This collection is suitable for environmentalists, ecologists, sociologist, anthropologists, and researchers involved in biological and environmental conservation.



Economic geography

Economic geography Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B2977145
Release 1964
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Economic geography has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Economic geography also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Economic geography book for free.



Ecology of Desert Rivers

Ecology of Desert Rivers Author Richard Kingsford
ISBN-10 9780521818254
Release 2006-06-01
Pages 354
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Summarises current understanding of desert river ecology and its dependence on unpredictable river flows.



Economic Geography

Economic Geography Author Fred E. Dohrs
ISBN-10 STANFORD:20501094315
Release 1970
Pages 470
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Economic Geography has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Economic Geography also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Economic Geography book for free.