Nile Waters, Saharan Sands: Adventures of a Geomorphologist by Martin Williams

By Martin Williams

In this ebook, the writer describes in basic, non-technical phrases the adventures he has skilled in the course of his paintings as an earth scientist in a number of the distant components of the arid and semi-arid international. His objective in penning this concise account of a few of the paintings he has been desirous about over the last fifty years is to aim to show to the non-specialist a number of the pleasure and enjoyable thinking about fieldwork within the drier areas of the realm. His experiences of the soils, landforms and the new geological historical past of arid and semi-arid areas have taken Martin Williams to a few striking areas in Africa, Asia, Australia and the center East. not just are the landscapes themselves usually stunningly appealing, however the touch with humans from particularly diversified backgrounds and cultures has been an enriching adventure. His paintings has taken him to areas faraway the overwhelmed song, even if it's the rugged mountains of Ethiopia and northern China, the sandy deserts of the Sahara and Rajasthan, or the good river valleys of Somalia, imperative India and the Nile. The chapters that persist with usually are not meant to shape a coherent chronological narrative, even supposing they do seem in tough chronological order. they need to otherwise be seen as vignettes or short evocative descriptions, a lot as within the discursive culture of the wandering Irish storytellers. performing on the primary that it's not essential to be solemn to be critical, the writer goals to entertain in addition to to instruct.

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Slope-Channel Coupling as a Factor in the Evolution of by Malgorzata Wistuba

By Malgorzata Wistuba

during this thesis, coupling among the supply of slope fabric into valley flooring and river erosion is taken into account to be an element within the evolution of mid-altitude, forested mountains. Analyses of slope-channel interactions have been made in ten small catchments with specific emphasis on landsliding-erosion suggestions. An unique, new dendrogeomorphic method used to be utilized to figure out the cyclic incidence of landsliding and erosion in the course of fresh a long time. the result of dendrochronological reports exhibit that the strategies studied are strongly interdependent. Fluvial erosion can set off landsliding through undermining slope bases. Landsliding can accentuate erosion through offering slope fabric into valley flooring. the result of dendrochronological stories have accredited a greater figuring out of the comfort saw in components the place landslides and erosion are coupled. A scheme used to be established which describes the significance of coupling within the evolution of mid-mountain landscape.

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Field Techniques for Sea-Ice Research by Hajo Eicken,Maya Salganek

By Hajo Eicken,Maya Salganek

As a lot as one-tenth of the world’s oceans are lined with sea ice, or frozen ocean water, at some point soon in the course of the annual cycle. Sea ice hence performs an immense, usually defining, position within the common surroundings and the worldwide weather approach. This e-book is an international examine the adjustments in sea ice and the instruments and strategies used to degree and list these alterations. the 1st complete study performed on sea-ice box concepts, this quantity could be essential for the examine of northern sea ice and essential for scientists within the box of weather swap research.

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Revival: Food, Nature and Society (2001): Rural Life in Late by Michel Blanc,Hilary Tovey

By Michel Blanc,Hilary Tovey

This identify was once first released in 2001. concentrating on the distinct ways that rural social, fiscal and political existence is skilled in built societies in overdue modernity, this impressive quantity attracts on empirical fabric from quite a lot of international locations inside and out of doors the european. It additionally contains comparative case experiences from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

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Modeling Volcanic Processes by Sarah A. Fagents,Tracy K. P. Gregg,Rosaly M. C. Lopes

By Sarah A. Fagents,Tracy K. P. Gregg,Rosaly M. C. Lopes

knowing the actual habit of volcanoes is essential to mitigating the risks energetic volcanoes pose to the ever-increasing populations dwelling within reach. The procedures excited by volcanic eruptions are pushed via a sequence of interlinked actual phenomena, and to totally comprehend those, volcanologists needs to hire a number of physics subdisciplines. This e-book presents the 1st advanced-level, one-stop source interpreting the physics of volcanic habit and reviewing the state of the art in modeling volcanic approaches. each one bankruptcy starts by way of explaining basic modeling formulations and progresses to provide state-of-the-art study illustrated through case experiences. person chapters hide subsurface magmatic techniques via to eruption in a number of environments and finish with the applying of modeling to knowing the opposite volcanic planets of our sunlight approach. delivering an obtainable and useful textual content for graduate scholars of actual volcanology, this e-book can also be a big source for researchers and pros within the fields of volcanology, geophysics, geochemistry, petrology and common hazards.

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Panbiogeography: Tracking the History of Life (Oxford by Robin C. Craw,John R. Grehan,Michael J. Heads

By Robin C. Craw,John R. Grehan,Michael J. Heads

Biogeography is a various topic, often concentrating on the distribution of crops and animals at diversified taxonomic degrees, earlier and current. smooth biogeography additionally places emphasis at the ecological personality of the area plants kinds, and at the evolving dating among people and their setting.
Panbiogeography describes a brand new synthesis of sciences of plant and animal distribution. The e-book emphasizes that the geographical styles of animal and plant distribution give a contribution on to the knowledge and interpretation of evolutionary heritage. Geographic place is reintroduced as a serious section of either biogeography and evolutionary biology. The authors current chapters exploring the jobs of geology, ecology, evolution in panbiogeographic thought, and introduce new tools, modes of class, and methods of measuring biodiversity.

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Holocene Sea-level Scenarios in Bangladesh (SpringerBriefs by Towhida Rashid

By Towhida Rashid

This short offers with the reconstruction of Holocene paleoenvironment within the important a part of Bangladesh in terms of relative sea-level (RSL) alterations that is two hundred km north from the current sea coast. Lithofacies features, mangal peat, diatom and paleophysiographical evidences have been thought of to reconstruct the earlier place and C-14 a long time have been used to figure out the time of formation of the relative sea-level throughout the Holocene. With average reference datum the mandatory m.s.l. on the floor of 5 sections are calculate and the RSL curve means that Bangladesh has skilled mid Holocene RSL transgressions punctuated via regressions. The considerable marine diatom and mangrove pollens shows that the top RSL transgression in Bangladesh is round 6000 cal BP that's attained no less than 4.5 to 5m greater than the trendy m.s.l. After this section, the relative sea-level began to fall and for that reason a freshwater peat constructed round 5980―5700 cal BP. The ample mangrove pollens in salt-marsh succession exhibits the regression round 5500 cal BP and, the peak used to be 1―2 m greater than the fashionable sea point. those and extra attention-grabbing findings are mentioned during this Brief.

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American Boundaries: The Nation, the States, the Rectangular by Bill Hubbard

By Bill Hubbard

For someone who has checked out a map of the USA and questioned how Texas and Oklahoma acquired their Panhandles, or flown over the yankee heartland and marveled on the sizeable grid spreading out in all instructions under, American Boundaries will yield a welcome treasure trove of perception. the 1st publication to chart the country’s progress utilizing the boundary as a political and cultural concentration, invoice Hubbard’s masterly narrative starts off via explaining how the unique 13 colonies geared up their borders and determined that unsettled lands might be held in belief for the typical good thing about the folks. Hubbard is going directly to show—with assistance from photos, diagrams, and 1000's of maps—how the thought developed that unsettled land will be divided into rectangles and bought to person farmers, and the way this oblong survey unfold outward from its origins in Ohio, with surveyors drawing directly strains around the face of the continent.   

 

Mapping how each one nation got here to have its present form, and the way the state itself shaped inside its current borders, American Boundaries will supply historians, geographers, and basic readers alike with the interesting tale at the back of these fifty particular jigsaw-puzzle items that jointly shape the United States.

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Mapping It Out: Expository Cartography for the Humanities by Mark Monmonier

By Mark Monmonier

Writers understand in simple terms too good how lengthy it could take—and how awkward it might probably be—to describe spatial relationships with phrases by myself. And whereas a map will possibly not regularly be worthy one thousand phrases, an exceptional possible support writers speak an issue or rationalization truly, succinctly, and effectively.

In his acclaimed How to Lie with Maps, Mark Monmonier confirmed how maps can distort evidence. In Mapping it Out: Expository Cartography for the arts and Social Sciences, he exhibits authors and students how they could use expository cartography—the visible, two-dimensional association of information—to heighten the effect in their books and articles.

This concise, sensible e-book is an creation to the basic rules of picture common sense and layout, from the fundamentals of scale to the complicated mapping of circulate or switch. Monmonier is helping writers and researchers make a decision while maps are most valuable and what codecs paintings most sensible in quite a lot of topic parts, from literary feedback to sociology. He demonstrates, for instance, quite a few suggestions for representing alterations and styles; varied typefaces and the way they could both make clear or confuse details; and the effectiveness of much less conventional map varieties, reminiscent of visibility base maps, frame-rectangle symbols, and complementary scatterplot designs for conveying complicated spatial relationships.

There can also be a wealth of functional info on map compilation, cartobibliographies, copyright and permissions, facsimile copy, and the assessment of resource fabrics. Appendixes talk about the advantages and boundaries of digital photos and pen-and-ink drafting, and the way to paintings with a cartographic illustrator.

Clearly written, and packed with real-world examples, Mapping it Out demystifies mapmaking for an individual writing within the humanities and social sciences.

"A valuable consultant to a topic most folks most likely take an excessive amount of without any consideration. It indicates how map makers translate summary info into crowd pleasing cartograms, as they're referred to as. It combats cartographic illiteracy. It fights cartophobia. it might even educate you in finding your way."—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The manhattan Times

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Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in by David Unwin,Nicholas Tate,Kenneth Foote ,David DiBiase

By David Unwin,Nicholas Tate,Kenneth Foote ,David DiBiase

Geographic info technological know-how and know-how (GISc&T) has been on the vanguard of schooling innovation in geography and allied sciences for 2 many years.

Teaching Geographic details technological know-how and know-how in larger Education is a useful reference for educators and researchers operating in GISc&T, supplying insurance of the newest strategies within the box and dialogue of what the longer term holds for GI technological know-how schooling within the years to come.

This booklet essentially records educating strategies and takes inventory of classes discovered from adventure within the self-discipline. The content material should be of curiosity either to educators and researchers operating in GISc&T, and to educators in different similar fields. extra importantly, this publication additionally anticipates a few of the possibilities and demanding situations in GI technology and expertise schooling which can come up within the subsequent decade. As such it will likely be of curiosity to chairs, deans, directors, college in different subfields, and educators in general.

  • Innovative e-book looking at contemporary options and educating advancements within the path provision of GI technological know-how and expertise in better education.
  • Edited through leaders within the box of GISc&T who've been on the vanguard of schooling innovation in GI technological know-how and allied technological know-how subjects.
  • Provides assurance of GISc & expertise in various institutional settings from a world viewpoint in any respect degrees of upper education.
  • An precious textual content for all educators in the box of GISc&T and allied topics with recommendation from specialists within the box on top practice.
  • Includes assurance and sensible suggestion on curriculum layout, educating with GIS expertise, distance and eLearning with worldwide examples from prime lecturers within the field.

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