Arid and Semi-Arid Environments focuses upon major themes in the study of desert landscapes, processes and landforms. The book considers the physical causes of aridity, the desert hydrological cycle and the problems of water supply. Particular attention is paid to desert ecosystems and how they are related to aridity. A detailed study is made of the wide range of landforms which are unique to desert areas and how they were formed. Evidence in the landscape of past climates is examined in relation to the current debate on desertification.
Written by an author with experience of writing in this areaProvides in-depth coverage and up-to-date case studiesContains exam-style questionsEdited by A level examiners
Table of Contents:
1 The causes of aridity2 The climates of arid and semi-arid environments3 The desert hydrological cycle and water problems4 Desert ecosystems5 Desert landscapes, processes and landforms6 Desertification and climate change7 The economic potential of arid and semi-arid regions
About the Author(s):
Michael Hill is a Head of Geography and an experienced author.
AS/A2 geography students