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Arid and Semi-Arid Geomorphology

  • Provides global synthesis that will appeal to a large international market
  • Highly illustrated, including global satellite images

By: Andrew Shaw Goudie(Author)

400 pages, 127 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Jul 2013 | #201405 | ISBN-13: 9781107005549
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About this book

Based on four decades of research by Professor Andrew Goudie, Arid and Semi-Arid Geomorphology 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. Arid and Semi-Arid Geomorphology 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.


1. Introduction
2. Rock weathering and desert surfaces
3. Aeolian geomorphology
4. Dunes
5. Rivers and slopes
6. Applied geomorphology in deserts: hazards, resources and the future
7. Regional variety

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