Aeolian sediments



Books about aeolian sediments

Aeolian Sand and Sand Dunes
Aeolian sand and sand dunes is an important review of the recent literature dealing with the mechanics of aeolian sand transport, sand dune dynamics, internal structure, and the post-depositional processes that modify the properties of aeolian sand. Partly as a result of increasing concern about the effects of climatic change, agricultural development in arid areas, and sea-level rise on coasts, the past two decades have seen vastly expanded research into aeolian processes, sediments and landforms. This book presents the first authoritative summary of the most important aspects of this research, emphasizing key concepts, new developments, and promising areas for future investigation. Extensive reference is made to the published literature in sediment-transport mechanics, geomorphology, sedimentary geology, and civil engineering; many examples are drawn from the authors’ own research in the Middle East, Australia, Europe and North America. Topics covered include the nature of airflow in the Earth’s atmosphere, the basic properties and origin of sand grains, the formation of sand seas, the dynamics and internal structures of sand dunes, weathering and diagenesis of dune sand, and problems associated with the human usage of dune areas. An extensive bibliography allows the reader to follow up points of particular concern. Written for senior undergraduates, postgraduate research students, lecturers and reasearch workers in geomorphology and sedimentology, the text includes equations when appropriate, without being overly mathematical. As an invaluable reference source for established researchers, Aeolian sand and sand dunes also serves as a highly useful introduction for newcomers to the field, and should also appeal to botanists, agricultural scientists, civil engineers, and anyone with an interest in wind-blown sand.
The Physics of Blown Sand and Desert Dunes
An expert treatise on the origin and evolution of dunes, this classic work was used by NASA in studying sand dunes of Mars. It is still a basic reference in the field more than half a century after its first publication.
Arid Zone Geomorphology: Process, Form and Change in Drylands
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.
The Geomorphology of Desert Dunes
The book is well written and well organized, relatively thorough in its coverage, and free of serious errors. Figures and photographs are generally of high quality. An important resource for geomorphologists, sedimentologists, and other scientists interested in eolian processes and deposits..
Great Warm Deserts of the World: Landscapes and Evolution
The figures and the colour plates are excellent and of high quality. They are highly informative ... the author has succeeded in providing a comparatively homogenous and highly informative work on the geomorphology and climatic conditions of the warm deserts of the world. It is a most valuable treatment of these environmentally extraordinary regions. Plant Systematics and Evolution ... For those who have yet to discover the deserts ... I fully recommend it. The Holocene ... 24 colour plates illustrate both the stunning beauty and the diversity of desert landscapes ... engaging and well-written, with a large array of superbly drafted figures which will be of considerable value to those of us who teach desert geomorphology. The Holocene ... a useful addition to the existing literature. The Holocene ... a well-presented book, aimed principally at physical geographers and Earth scientists, with numerous maps, tables and illustrations. The Holocene This will be a standard work for many years to come; a reference book and a source of much interest, even enjoyment, to geomorphologists, desert travellers and naturalists worldwide.