Geomorphology of Central America

Geomorphology of Central America
Author: Jean Pierre Bergoeing
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2015-05-18
ISBN 10: 0128031859
ISBN 13: 9780128031858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geomorphology of Central America Book Review:

Geomorphology of Central America is authored by a scientist with more than 30 years of regional assessment research experience in Central American countries, arming scientists with a classic research method—a method most effective when applied to specific geographic regions globally. The scientific techniques used for assessing regional studies of an area reflect a level of expertise that has become more difficult to come by over the past three decades and underscores the importance of regional assessments of geomorphological features. Complemented with beautifully crafted and exacting maps that capture the region’s unique landscapes, Geomorphology of Central America introduces a global vision of the geomorphology and volcanic field of Central America from Guatemala to Panama, making it the first single source of geomorphological content for the region. Features the latest research on the seismic behavior of the Central America region, including volcanic activity, landslides, rivers, forest areas, and topographic environments. More than 100 figures, illustrations, and photographs underscore key concepts and aid in retention. Authored by a geomorphologist with more than 30 years of research experience in the field with a focus on Central America.

Geomorphology and Volcanology of Costa Rica

Geomorphology and Volcanology of Costa Rica
Author: Jean Pierre Bergoeing
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2017-01-16
ISBN 10: 0128122471
ISBN 13: 9780128122471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geomorphology and Volcanology of Costa Rica Book Review:

Geomorphology and Volcanology of Costa Rica is the product of more than 30 years of research explaining the evolution of the quaternary relief of a geomorphologically diverse country. The book details the physical landscape of Costa Rica, with an emphasis on potential threats to the landscape, such as earthquakes, landslides, floods, and sea level rise. The book answers questions on the climate changes associated with the intense volcanism that affects this country. Geomorphologists, geologists, geographers, and students who specialize in the Earth Sciences will benefit from knowing the geomorphology of Costa Rica, not only as a case study, but also for the lessons it offers on climate change and worldwide geological history. Includes graphs, maps, and photos that illustrate the most relevant phenomena Provides detailed description of the different regions of the country, each with its own tectonic and modeling characteristics Offers a detailed presentation of the geomorphological characteristics of Costa Rica

Central America Two Volume Set

Central America  Two Volume Set
Author: Jochen Bundschuh,Guillermo E. Alvarado
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1436
Release: 2012-04-12
ISBN 10: 0203947045
ISBN 13: 9780203947043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Central America Two Volume Set Book Review:

An integrated treatment of the principal fields of classical and applied geosciences of Central America, this authoritative two-volume monograph treats the region as a whole, exploring geology, earth resources and geo-hazards across political boundaries. It reviews the published literature, and supplements it with an abundance of information from o

Coastal Geomorphological Investigations in Latin America

Coastal Geomorphological Investigations in Latin America
Author: Norbert P. Psuty
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 12
Release: 1970
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015039357374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Natural Hazards and Human Exacerbated Disasters in Latin America

Natural Hazards and Human Exacerbated Disasters in Latin America
Author: Edgardo Latrubesse
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2009-09-10
ISBN 10: 9780080932187
ISBN 13: 0080932185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Hazards and Human Exacerbated Disasters in Latin America Book Review:

The main objective of the book is to offer a vision of the dynamics of the main disasters in South America, describing their mechanisms and consequences on South American societies. The chapters are written by selected specialists of each country. Human-induced disasters are also included, such as desertification in Patagonia and soil erosion in Brazil. The receding of South-American glaciers as a response to recent climatic trends and sea-level scenarios are discussed. The approach is broad in analyzing causes and consequences and includes social and economic costs, discussing environmental and planning problems, but always describing the geomorphologic/geologic involved processes with a good scientific substantiation. This is important to differentiate the book from others of a more 'social' impact that discuss risks and disasters with emphases mainly on economy and simple impacts. Actual theme, interesting for a variety of professionals Fills in the scarcity of specialized literature in geosciences from South America The first book in the market exclusively devoted to geomorphology of disasters in South America

World Geomorphology

World Geomorphology
Author: E. M. Bridges,Senior Lecturer in Geography E M Bridges,Edwin Michael, Bridges,Bridges, Edwin Michael Bridges
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1990-11-30
ISBN 10: 9780521289658
ISBN 13: 0521289653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Geomorphology Book Review:

Large scale relief features of the earth are emphasized to reveal how they are related to the major segments of the earth's crusts, known as lithospheric plates.

Geomorphic Systems of North America

Geomorphic Systems of North America
Author: GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA AUTOR
Publsiher: Geological Society of Amer
Total Pages: 643
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822002395192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Aspects of the Karst Geomorphology of the Northern Vaca Plateau Cayo District Belize Central America

Aspects of the Karst Geomorphology of the Northern Vaca Plateau  Cayo District  Belize  Central America
Author: Edward M. Alt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:32736203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology of South America

Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology of South America
Author: Chalmers Moyes Clapperton,C. Clapperton
Publsiher: Elsevier Science Limited
Total Pages: 779
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822016445389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology of South America Book Review:

This monograph reviews the nature of Quaternary environmental changes over the largest continent in the Southern Hemisphere. Moreover, since South America makes a transect across most climatic belts of an entire hemisphere, it provides a unique opportunity to examine the impact of changing Quaternary climates on a variety of environments. It also forms the basis for judging the synchrony or non-synchrony of Quaternary climatic changes between hemispheres and this has important implications for climatic modelling.As South America has a dynamic tectonic regime along its western margin, 3 chapters discuss the geomorphological impact of Quaternary tectonics and volcanism. The following 6 chapters integrate evidence for Quaternary changes in the great alluvial basins of the Continent Orinoco, Amazon, Paranaacute;) and in the contiguous highland massifs (Guyana, Brazil, Patagonia). As parts of the Andes have been high enough to support glaciers since the late Miocene, 5 chapters review the nature and consequences of Quaternary glacier fluctuations. The following 4 chapters select major process-form systems that impacted the continent during the Quaternary, including geocryogenic activity, palaeolake development, palaeo-gravel formations and coastal changes. Three chapters provide the first major review of Quaternary vegetation changes in South America (primarily the Andes) deduced from palaeoecological data. The final chapter weaves most of the environmental threads together in an overall synthesis of the Quaternary of South America.The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs and line diagrams. As it provides a compendium of data and analyses about Quaternary changes for a whole continent, this book should appeal to a wide range of environmental disciplines.

Geomorphology in the Anthropocene

Geomorphology in the Anthropocene
Author: Andrew S. Goudie,Heather A. Viles
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2016-10-31
ISBN 10: 1107139961
ISBN 13: 9781107139961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geomorphology in the Anthropocene Book Review:

A comprehensive treatment of the human role in modifying geomorphological forms and processes and their influence on the Earth's systems.

Geomorphology and Volcanology of Costa Rica

Geomorphology and Volcanology of Costa Rica
Author: Jean Pierre Bergoeing
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780128120675
ISBN 13: 0128120673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geomorphology and Volcanology of Costa Rica Book Review:

Geomorphology and Volcanology of Costa Rica is the product of more than 30 years of research explaining the evolution of the quaternary relief of a geomorphologically diverse country. The book details the physical landscape of Costa Rica, with an emphasis on potential threats to the landscape, such as earthquakes, landslides, floods, and sea level rise. The book answers questions on the climate changes associated with the intense volcanism that affects this country. Geomorphologists, geologists, geographers, and students who specialize in the Earth Sciences will benefit from knowing the geomorphology of Costa Rica, not only as a case study, but also for the lessons it offers on climate change and worldwide geological history. Includes graphs, maps, and photos that illustrate the most relevant phenomena Provides detailed description of the different regions of the country, each with its own tectonic and modeling characteristics Offers a detailed presentation of the geomorphological characteristics of Costa Rica

Soils Geomorphology and Land Use Along Tropical Valley Margins

Soils  Geomorphology  and Land Use Along Tropical Valley Margins
Author: Philip P. Reeder,Edward Alt,Michael Day
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 30
Release: 19??
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:906415692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Plant Conservation

Plant Conservation
Author: Gary A. Krupnick,W. John Kress
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780226455129
ISBN 13: 0226455122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Conservation Book Review:

Natural history has always been the foundation of conservation biology. For centuries, botanists collected specimens in the field to understand plant diversity; now that many habitats are threatened, botanists have turned their focus to conservation, and, increasingly, they look to the collections of museums, herbaria, and botanical gardens for insight on developing informed management programs. Plant Conservation explores the value of these collections in light of contemporary biodiversity studies. Plant Conservation opens with a broad view of plant biodiversity and then considers evolutionary and taxonomic threats and consequences of habitat alteration; specific threats to plant diversity, such as invasive species and global climate change; consequences of plant population decline at the ecological, evolutionary, and taxonomic levels; and, finally, management strategies that protect plant biodiversity from further decline. With a unique perspective on biodiversity and scientific collections, Plant Conservation ultimately emphasizes the role museums and botanical gardens will play in future conservation.

Coastal Geomorphological Investigations in Latin America

Coastal Geomorphological Investigations in Latin America
Author: Norbert P. Psuty
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 12
Release: 1970
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UTEXAS:059173018125838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes
Author: James S. Albert,Roberto Reis
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2011-03-08
ISBN 10: 0520948505
ISBN 13: 9780520948501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes Book Review:

The fish faunas of continental South and Central America constitute one of the greatest concentrations of aquatic diversity on Earth, consisting of about 10 percent of all living vertebrate species. Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes explores the evolutionary origins of this unique ecosystem. The chapters address central themes in the study of tropical biodiversity: why is the Amazon basin home to so many distinct evolutionary lineages? What roles do ecological specialization, speciation, and extinction play in the formation of regional assemblages? How do dispersal barriers contribute to isolation and diversification? Focusing on whole faunas rather than individual taxonomic groups, this volume shows that the area’s high regional diversity is not the result of recent diversification in lowland tropical rainforests. Rather, it is the product of species accumulating over tens of millions of years and across a continental arena.

Handbook of Middle American Indians Volume 1

Handbook of Middle American Indians  Volume 1
Author: Robert C. West
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 590
Release: 1964-01-01
ISBN 10: 1477306528
ISBN 13: 9781477306529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Middle American Indians Volume 1 Book Review:

This is the first volume of the monumental Handbook of Middle American Indians, a definitive encyclopaedia of the environment, archaeology, ethnology, social anthropology, ethnohistory, linguistics, and physical anthropology of the native peoples of Mexico and Central America. The Handbook was published in cooperation with the Middle American Research Institute of Tulane University under the general editorship of Robert Wauchope (1909–1979). This volume of the Handbook was edited by Dr. Robert C. West (1913–2001), Boyd Professor of Geography at Louisiana State University, an outstanding authority on Latin America. He was formerly cultural geographer for the Smithsonian Institution. Included in this first volume are chapters written by leading authorities in various fields of the natural and social sciences that are concerned with the natural environment of Middle America, its role in the shaping of Indian cultures, the earliest primitive hunters of this area, the beginnings of agriculture, and the broad patterns of prehistoric civilizations there. There are articles on the geohistory and paleogeography of Middle America, its surface configuration and associated geology, hydrography, the American Mediterranean, oceanography and marine life along the Pacific coast, weather and climate, natural vegetation, the soils and their relation to the Indian peoples and cultures, fauna , the natural regions of Middle America, the primitive hunters, the food-gathering and incipient agricultural stage of prehistoric Middle America, origins of agriculture there, and the patterns of farming life and civilization. The Handbook of Middle American Indians was assembled and edited at the Middle American Research Institute of Tulane University with the assistance of grants from the National Science Foundation and under the sponsorship of the National Research Council Committee on Latin American Anthropology.

Geomorphic Approaches to Integrated Floodplain Management of Lowland Fluvial Systems in North America and Europe

Geomorphic Approaches to Integrated Floodplain Management of Lowland Fluvial Systems in North America and Europe
Author: Paul F. Hudson,Hans Middelkoop
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2015-04-29
ISBN 10: 1493923803
ISBN 13: 9781493923809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geomorphic Approaches to Integrated Floodplain Management of Lowland Fluvial Systems in North America and Europe Book Review:

This volume provides a comprehensive perspective on geomorphic approaches to management of lowland alluvial rivers in North America and Europe. Many lowland rivers have been heavily managed for flood control and navigation for decades or centuries, resulting in engineered channels and embanked floodplains with substantially altered sediment loads and geomorphic processes. Over the past decade, floodplain management of many lowland rivers has taken on new importance because of concerns about the potential for global environmental change to alter floodplain processes, necessitating revised management strategies that minimize flood risk while enhancing environmental attributes of floodplains influenced by local embankments and upstream dams. Recognition of the failure of old perspectives on river management and the need to enhance environmental sustainability has stimulated a new approach to river management. The manner that river restoration and integrated management are implemented, however, requires a case study approach that takes into account the impact of historic human impacts to the system, especially engineering. The river basins examined in this volume provide a representative coverage of the drainage of North America and Europe, taking into account a range of climatic and physiographic provinces. They include the 1) Sacramento (California, USA), 2) San Joaquin (California), 3) Missouri (Missouri, USA), 4) Red (Manitoba, Canada and Minnesota, USA), 5) Mississippi (Louisiana, USA), 6) Kissimmee (Florida, USA), 7) Ebro (Spain), 8) Rhone (France), 9) Rhine (Netherlands), 10) Danube (Romania), and 11) Volga (Russian Federation) Rivers. The case studies covered in these chapters span a range of fluvial modes of adjustment, including sediment, channel, hydrologic regime, floodplains, as well as ecosystem and environmental associations.

Themes in Geomorphology

Themes in Geomorphology
Author: Alistair Pitty
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2020-04-27
ISBN 10: 1000046567
ISBN 13: 9781000046564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Themes in Geomorphology Book Review:

This book, first published in 1985, conveys the flavours of geomorphology and the bases of its ideas. It portrays the positive features of pluralism in geomorphology, and focuses on processes operative and their associated landforms; the distinctive geological settings of karst, volcanicity and tectonic activity; and technological advances.

Thirsty Cities

Thirsty Cities
Author: Danilo J. Anton
Publsiher: IDRC
Total Pages: 197
Release: 1993-01-01
ISBN 10: 1552501086
ISBN 13: 9781552501085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thirsty Cities Book Review:

Water shortages are a complex issue of both supply and demand. In Thirsty Cities, author Danilo Anton provides pertinent geological and environmental information as he discusses surface and groundwater supplies and explores the many issues surrounding access to water in cities. He explains the significance of surface water contamination and the vulnerability of groundwater systems and provides a persuasive argument that the consequences of this situation may be catastrophic. He also outlines policies and investments that are needed to improve urban water supplies.

Environmental Change and Tropical Geomorphology

Environmental Change and Tropical Geomorphology
Author: I. Douglas,T. Spencer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2020-04-27
ISBN 10: 0429558112
ISBN 13: 9780429558115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Change and Tropical Geomorphology Book Review:

The tropics provide the key to understanding much biological and Earth science. This is particularly true for the study of landforms, which in higher latitudes suffer great seasonal contrasts in process intensity and type, and which often in the past underwent the dramatic changes of glaciation and periglaciation. Yet studies in the tropics have shown that the legacy of past climate changes is much more dramatic than was formerly believed. This book, first published in 1985, brings together the variety of evidence about such environmental changes, over a variety of timescales, and sets it against the current knowledge of the nature of geomorphic processes in the tropics.