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Vulnerability of Coastal Ecosystems and Adaptation

by André Monaco & Patrick Prouzet

The vulnerability of socio -ecosystem combines the probability of exposure to natural or anthropogenic pressure, sensitivity and resilience. This book presents a systemic view of the diversity of pressures and...


Ecosystem Sustainability and Global Change

by Patrick Prouzet & André Monaco

This volume provides various examples and dimensions, chemical, biological, climatic, or related to extreme (hazards). It describes, by reciprocity, the vulnerability of ecosystems, resources, heritage, human...


Neoproterozoic-Cambrian Tectonics, Global Change and Evolution: A Focus on South Western Gondwana

by Claudio Gaucher, Alcides N. Sial & Galen P. Halverson

The book deals with the record of important Neoproterozoic to Early Palaeozoic events in southwestern Gondwana, that heralded the Cambrian explosion and the dawn of modern ecosystems. It contains a detailed...


The Changing Alpine Treeline: The Example of Glacier National Park, MT, USA

by David R. Butler, George P. Malanson & Stephen J. Walsh

The alpine treeline ecotone (ATE) is an area of transition high on mountains where closed canopy forests from lower elevations give way to the open alpine tundra and rocky expanses above. Alpine tundra is an...


Laboratory Earth: The Planetary Gamble We Can't Afford To Lose

by Steven H. Schneider

World-renowned scientist and author Stephen H. Schneider depicts the next one hundred years as a potentially perilous period for climate and life—unless we citizens of Earth first recognize and then work to...


The Myrdalsjokull Ice Cap, Iceland: Glacial Processes, Sediments and Landforms on an Active Volcano

by Johannes Kr?ger, Anders Schomacker & Kurt Kjaer

Lowland glaciers are usually considered the best analogs for formerly glaciated areas and as such, many Icelandic glaciers have been intensively investigated with regard to process-orientated sediment-landform...


Ice: The Nature, the History, and the Uses of an Astonishing Substance

by Mariana Gosnell

Like the adventurer who circled an iceberg to see it on all sides, Mariana Gosnell, former Newsweek reporter and author of Zero Three Bravo, a book about flying a small plane around the United States, explores...


Ocean in the Earth System

by Patrick Prouzet & André Monaco

Complexity is an intrinsic property of natural systems. In the oceanic system, it is linked to many interactions with the atmosphere, geosphere and biosphere with which it exchanges energy and matter.

Complexity...


Green Grabbing: A New Appropriation of Nature

by James Fairhead, Melissa Leach & Ian Scoones

Across the world, ecosystems are for sale. 'Green grabbing' - the appropriation of land and resources for environmental ends - is an emerging process of deep and growing significance. A vigorous debate on...


Environmental Security: Approaches and Issues

by Rita Floyd & Richard Matthew

Economic development, population growth and poor resource management have combined to alter the planet's natural environment in dramatic and alarming ways. For over twenty years, considerable research and debate...


Understanding Maps

by J. S. Keates

Addresses the fundamental principles of visual perception and map symbolism and critically examines the assumptions behind the theories of psychophysical testing and cartographic communication. This revised...


Nature's Clocks: How Scientists Measure the Age of Almost Everything

by Doug Macdougall

"Radioactivity is like a clock that never needs adjusting," writes Doug Macdougall. "It would be hard to design a more reliable timekeeper." In Nature's Clocks, Macdougall tells how scientists who were seeking...


Physical Geography: A Self-Teaching Guide

by Michael Craghan

Learn physical geography at your own pace

What is atmospheric pressure? How does latitude indicate the type of climate a specific place will have? Where are volcanic eruptions or strong earthquakes most likely...


Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy

by J. Bret Bennington & E. Christa Farmer

Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy summarizes first results from studies of Superstorm Sandy, including: tide gauge measurements of storm surge, stable isotope variation in precipitation, analysis...


Geography for Common Entrance 13+ Exam Practice Questions

by Belinda Froud-Yannic

Ideal for pupils preparing for Common Entrance and other entrance exams at 13+, or those looking for lots of Geography practice to help hone their skills. This book contains a wealth of practice questions based...


Spatio-temporal Approaches: Geographic Objects and Change Process

by Hél?ne Mathian & Lena Sanders

Spatio-temporal Approaches presents a well-built set of concepts, methods and approaches, in order to represent and understand the evolution of social and environmental phenomena within the space. It is basedon...


The Weather Handbook

by Alan Watts

The Weather Handbook is the essential guide to how the weather is formed, providing readers with the ability to look at the sky and interpret its signs, and combine this knowledge with information provided by...


Volcanoes, Earthquakes And Tsunamis: Teach Yourself

by David Rothery

Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis is the essential guide to what causes the most frightening geological events with which we are faced today. It covers plate tectonics, the intricacies of each terrible phenomina,...


Weather for Dummies

by John D. Cox

What’s going on up there when the rain falls, when the wind blows, when the clouds roll in and the lightning flashes? How do hurricanes arise and where to tornadoes come from? Why do seasonal conditions sometimes...


AS/A2 Geography Contemporary Case Studies: Food and Famine

by Michael Witherick

Contemporary Case Studies feature up-to-date case studies on key topics in AS and A2 Geography.

Written by highly experienced authors, examiners and teachers, each title opens with an introductory framework...