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Geomorphology of Desert Dunes

Series: Routledge Physical Environment Series

By: Nicholas Lancaster

290 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps


Paperback | Dec 1995 | #44405 | ISBN: 041506094X
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Hardback | Dec 1995 | #44404 | ISBN: 0415060931
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About this book

Explores how deserts are formed, how they change, and their environmental importance, drawing on extensive research from the deserts of South Africa, North America, India, Northern Europe and Australia.

The book is well written and well organized, relatively thorough in its coverage, and free of serious errors. Figures and photographs are generally of high quality. An important resource for geomorphologists, sedimentologists, and other scientists interested in eolian processes and deposits..


1. Introduction 2. Sand Transport by the Wind 3. Dune Morphology and Morphometry 4. Dune Sediments 5. Dune Dynamics 6. Controls of Dune Morphology 7. Sand Seas 8. Palaeoenvironments and Dunes 9. Review and Prospect

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