Arid Zone Geomorphology: Process, Form and Change in Drylands

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This book examines the geomorphological processes that operate in arid zone environments. It includes new chapters on soils, the role of vegetation, groundwater as a geomorphological agent, dating changes in deserts, human influences and the geomorphic nature of the world's arid zones.

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The new edition of Arid Zone Geomorphology aims to encapsulate the advances that have been made in recent years in the investigation and explanation of landforms and geomorphological processes in drylands. Building on the success of the first edition, both as student text and reference work, Arid Zone Geomorphology has been fully updated and expanded. Recognised world experts have been invited to contribute 'state-of-the-art' chapters in order to present a comprehensive and up-to-date summary of current knowledge about the processes shaping the landscape of deserts and arid regions. Features of the text:
* 34 researchers from 25 academic or research institutions have contributed a wealth of expertise and a wide range of diverse experience, providing a selective yet balanced view of this developing field;
* chapters are divided into six sections: framework, surface processes and characteristics, the work of water, the work of the wind, geomorphology of the world's arid zones, and extensions and change in the arid realm;
* coverage includes processes, controls, landforms and environmental change including the influence of vegetation, groundwater and climatic change on geomorphic process and landscapes.
An important text for upper level students of geomorphology, earth science, geography, environmental studies or sedimentology studying dryland environments and related courses, Arid Zone Geomorphology will also be of use to researchers in these fields and in geology and Quaternary studies.

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