Dunes: Dynamics, Morphology, History

Dunes: Dynamics, Morphology, History

by Andrew Warren
     
 

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Dunes is the first book in over a decade to incorporate the latest research in this active and fast-developing field. It discusses the shapes, sizes, patterns, distribution, history and care of wind-blown dunes, and covers all aspects of dunes, terrestrial and in the Solar System.
  • The only book to cover all dunes, terrestrial and in the Solar System,

Overview

Dunes is the first book in over a decade to incorporate the latest research in this active and fast-developing field. It discusses the shapes, sizes, patterns, distribution, history and care of wind-blown dunes, and covers all aspects of dunes, terrestrial and in the Solar System.

  • The only book to cover all dunes, terrestrial and in the Solar System, in deserts, on coasts, and in the past
  • Represents the most current update on the research of dunes for over a decade
  • Incorporates the latest research to come out of China where the field is most rapidly expanding
  • Discusses the most recent range of skills and technology now focused on the study of dunes
  • Brings up-to-date a rapidly expanding field

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
 “This is a terrific read for both specialists and nonspecialists.  Summing Up: Highly recommended.  Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.”  (Choice, 1 February 2014)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118295809
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/03/2013
Series:
RGS-IBG Book Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
5 MB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
Andrew Warren's splendid new book, which is based on over four decades of research, is the first major review of dunes since Ralph Bagnold's classic 'The Physics of Blown Sand and Desert Dunes' of 1941. It provides a modern and international perspective on dune development on Earth and elsewhere in the Solar System at a wide range of time scales. —Andrew Goudie, Emeritus Professor of Geography, University of Oxford

Andrew Warren has produced a much-needed comprehensive account of dunes in different environments, integrating processes and forms at all temporal and spatial scales, and making use of newly available online resources such as Google Earth.  The book incorporates the latest ideas from numerical modelling and field studies, and provides a readable introduction to the field. —Nicholas Lancaster, Research Professor, Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada, USA.

Meet the Author

Andrew Warren is Emeritus Professor of Geography, University College London where he taught between 1964 and 2002. He had previously worked as soil surveyor in Pakistan. His dune research has taken him to the Sudan, Nebraska, Libya, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Niger, Israel, Oman and Chad. His books include Geomorphology in Deserts, (1973) with Ron Cooke, Desert Geomorphology (1992) with Ron Cooke and Andrew Goudie, and Aeolian Geomorphology (1996) with Ian Livingstone.

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