landscape features Books

  • Planetary Landscapes

    This introductory text concentrates on the surface features of the planets and satellites of our Solar System. The author first discusses the primary processes that shape our planet and then goes on to the geomorphology of the objects in the Solar System for which data are available from space missions like Voyager. The second edition ...

  • Planetary Landscapes

    This introduction to planetary geology concentrates on the surface features of the planets and satellites of our Solar System. The author first discusses the primary processes that shape our planet, Earth, and the geomorphology of the objects in the Solar System. The second edition includes new information about Venus and a new chapter on ...

  • Landscapes of Mars

    Landscapes of Mars is essentially a picture book that provides a visual tour of Mars. All the major regions and topographical features will be shown and supplemented with chapter introductions and extended captions. In a way, think of it as a visual tourist guide. Other topics covered are Martian uplands on the order of the elevation of Mt. ...

  • Transdisciplinary Challenges in Landscape Ecology and Restoration Ecology - An Anthology

    Capitalizing on forty years of intensive ecological studies, this anthology presents a collection of widely dispersed major publications on theoretical and practical Mediterranean, global environmental and landscape issues. These range from Mediterranean ecosystems and vegetation types in California and Israel, to the significance of fire in the ...

  • Geostatistics: Spatial Information Modeling and Mapping for Natural Resources, Ecological and Environmental Applicationss

    Geospatial information modeling and mapping has become an important tool for the investigation and management of natural resources at the landscape scale. Geostatistics reviews the types and applications of geospatial information data, such as remote sensing, GIS and GPS, as well as their integration into landscape scale geospatial statistical ...

  • Wetlands: Monitoring, Modelling and Management

    This volume highlights research on the construction of a vigorous and spatially-explicit model, which will describe the dynamics of wetland vegetation in relation to environmental variables, including hydrological regimes, sediment type, and nutrient availability. It features new information on ecological functions, environmental services, and ...

  • Vegetation of the Tropical Pacific Islands

    Written by the leading authorities on the plant diversity and ecology of the Pacific islands, this book is a magisterial synthesis of the vegetation and landscapes of the islands of the Pacific Ocean. It is organized by island group, and includes information on geography, geology, phytogeographic relationships, and human influences on vegetation. ...

  • Water Resources Engineering in Karst

    Karstified geologic formations (carbonates and evaporites) cover more than 15% of the Earth´s land surface ; in fact, 25% of the world´s population either lives on top of karst formations or obtains its water from them. These areas contain unusual landscape features such as caves, sinkholes, springs, aquifers, and disappearing streams that are ...

  • Standard Plans for Public Works Construction

    Sometimes nothing explains construction standards like a clear illustration. This loose leaf manual features hundreds of standardized drawings and dimensional details covering every aspect of public works construction; from street improvement and sewers and sanitation, to street lighting, traffic signals, retaining walls, landscaping and ...

  • Recent Developments in Greenhouse Gas Regulations: Leading Lawyers on Understanding the Impact of Global Politics, Navigating Climate Change Concerns, and Staying Up-to-Date on Reporting Requirements (Inside the Minds)

    This product provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on key strategies for navigating the rapidly changing legal landscape of greenhouse gas regulation. Featuring partners from some of the nation's leading law firms, these experts guide the reader through current GHG reporting requirements and offer guidance on what might be in store for ...

  • Stars Above, Earth Below

    In Stars Above, Earth Below, Tyler Nordgren examines a range of astronomical topics and makes the connection between them and the landscapes, processes, and cultures which can be seen and experienced within specific U.S. National Parks. For each park and topic the story unfolds in three steps: what does the reader see for him - or herself? What is ...

  • Designing Greenways

    How are greenways designed? What situations lead to their genesis, and what examples best illustrate their potential for enhancing communities and the environment? Designing greenways is a key to protecting landscapes, allowing wildlife to move freely, and finding appropriate ways to bring people into nature. This book brings together examples ...

  • Wetland and Water Resource Modeling and Assessment: A Watershed Perspective

    As a wetland of international importance located in China ,the Poyang Lake Basin's incredible topographical and biological diversity has provided a congregating point for scientists from around the world to engage in cross-disciplinary research. In particular, the International Conference on Poyang Lake Complex Environment System was instrumental ...

  • Pond Conservation in Europe

    Ponds are an exceptional freshwater resource around the world and represent thirty percent of the global surface area of standing water. Furthermore, the millions of ponds which exist exhibit a particularly high biodiversity and have a high potential for ecosystem functions and services. Despite these impressive features, ponds face many threats ...

  • Disturbance and Recovery in Arctic Lands:

    Disturbance is no new feature in the Arctic environment. The factors that create the Arctic habitat include marked climatic oscillations, physical disturbance and fluctuations in herbivore populations. The combination of environmental stress and disturbance due to habitat instability and the possibility of periods of intense grazing impose a ...

  • Karst Environments

    With a focus on karren formation in high mountains, and specifically in the European Alps, this text summarizes the scientific results of systematic observations made during field trips, as well as the interpretation, using modern analytical methods, of the data collected. Márton Veress, who has been working in different types of karren landscapes ...

  • Ecosystem Geography

    This book outlines a system that subdivides the Earth into a hierarchy of increasingly finer-scale ecosystems that can sever as a consistent framework for ecological analysis and management. The system consists of a three-part, nested hierarchy of ecosystem units and associated mapping criteria. Delineating units involves identifying the ...

  • Stormwater Runoff: I Can Make A Difference (DVD)

    Review the devastating effects of stormwater runoff with your employees. Oil, grease, harmful bacteria, pesticides and fertilizers are just a few of the contaminants found in stormwater runoff. This program describes these and other devastating effects of stormwater runoff, and shows how the government and private industry can work together to ...

  • The 2014-2017 State DOT Market for A/E/P & Environmental Consulting Firms

    The 2014-2017 State DOT Market for A/E/P & Environmental Consulting Firms is the indispensable resource for getting your share of the billions of dollars available in the U.S. highway and bridge market for engineers, environmental consultants, landscape architects, architects, and planners. Get the most up-to-date data as well as a ...

  • Ecosystem Geography

    This book outlines a system that subdivides the Earth into a hierarchy of increasingly finer-scale ecosystems that can sever as a consistent framework for ecological analysis and management. The system consists of a three-part, nested hierarchy of ecosystem units and associated mapping criteria. Delineating units involves identifying the ...

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