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Author Edgell, H. Stewart.

Title Arabian deserts : nature, origin and evolution / by H. Stewart Edgell
Published Dordrecht : Springer, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (lxvii, 592 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Definitions of deserts; Types of deserts and landform regions of Arabia; Geological setting of Arabian deserts; Influences of climate; Ecology of Arabian deserts; Watercourses and rivers of Arabia; Arabian sand seas; Lesser dunefields of Arabia; Types of desert dunes in Arabia; Sources of sand for Arabian sand dune deserts; Mechanisms of sand accumulation; Sedimentology of Arabian dune sands; Desert dust and loess; Stony and rocky deserts of Arabia; Deserts of interior drainage basins; Coastal deserts of Arabia; Desert plains, steppes, and plateaux; Mountain deserts of Arabia
Summary Providing coverage of the deserts of Arabia, this volume describes distinctive landforms of Arabia deserts. It deals with different types of desert found there, including those formed by great sand seas, dunefields, evaporites, clay pans, stony plains, volcanic flows, desert plateaux and mountains, deltas, and desert islands
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 515-573) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Deserts -- Arabian Peninsula.
Desertification -- Arabian Peninsula.
Geology -- Arabian Peninsula.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007468216
ISBN 1402039697