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The Resource Climate change in deserts : past, present and future, Martin Williams, The University of Adelaide

Climate change in deserts : past, present and future, Martin Williams, The University of Adelaide

Label
Climate change in deserts : past, present and future
Title
Climate change in deserts
Title remainder
past, present and future
Statement of responsibility
Martin Williams, The University of Adelaide
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book reconstructs climatic changes in deserts and their margins at a variety of scales in space and time. It draws upon evidence from land and sea, including desert dunes, wind-blown dust, river and lake sediments, glacial moraines, plant and animal fossils, isotope geochemistry, speleothems, soils, and prehistoric archaeology. The book summarises the Cenozoic evolution of the major deserts of the Americas, Eurasia, Africa and Australia and the causes of historic floods and droughts. The book then considers the causes and consequences of desertification and proposes four key conditions for achieving ecologically sustainable use of natural resources in arid and semi-arid areas. Climate Change in Deserts is an invaluable reference for researchers and advanced students interested in the climate and geomorphology of deserts: geographers, geologists, ecologists, archaeologists, soil scientists, hydrologists, climatologists and natural resource managers."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
551.415
Index
index present
LC call number
QC884.5.A73
LC item number
W55 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Climate change in deserts : past, present and future, Martin Williams, The University of Adelaide
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=805466
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Present-day desert environments -- Cenozoic evolution of deserts -- Adaptations to life in deserts -- Evolution of desert research -- Dating desert landforms and sediments -- Stable isotope geochemistry -- Desert dunes -- Desert dust -- Desert rivers -- Desert lakes -- The pluvial debate -- Desert glaciation -- Speleothems and tufas in arid areas -- Desert soils, paleosols and duricrusts -- Plant and animal fossils in deserts -- Prehistoric occupation of deserts -- African and Arabian deserts -- Asian deserts -- North American deserts -- South American deserts -- Australian deserts -- Historic floods and droughts -- Desertification: causes, consequences, and solutions -- Current climatic trends and possible future changes -- Towards sustainable use of deserts
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316072547
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn885208232
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn890262410
Label
Climate change in deserts : past, present and future, Martin Williams, The University of Adelaide
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=805466
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Present-day desert environments -- Cenozoic evolution of deserts -- Adaptations to life in deserts -- Evolution of desert research -- Dating desert landforms and sediments -- Stable isotope geochemistry -- Desert dunes -- Desert dust -- Desert rivers -- Desert lakes -- The pluvial debate -- Desert glaciation -- Speleothems and tufas in arid areas -- Desert soils, paleosols and duricrusts -- Plant and animal fossils in deserts -- Prehistoric occupation of deserts -- African and Arabian deserts -- Asian deserts -- North American deserts -- South American deserts -- Australian deserts -- Historic floods and droughts -- Desertification: causes, consequences, and solutions -- Current climatic trends and possible future changes -- Towards sustainable use of deserts
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316072547
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn885208232
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn890262410

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