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Centres of diversity

Martin F. Price.

in Mountains

September 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Physical Geography and Topography. 3692 words.

‘Centres of diversity’ considers the Earth’s biodiversity hotspots and the benefits derived from this biodiversity. Conservation International has identified thirty-four ‘biodiversity...

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The changing landscape

in Landscapes and Geomorphology

August 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Physical Geography and Topography. 3626 words.

‘The changing landscape’ outlines the three main elements of geomorphology: landforms (such as river valleys, beaches, yardangs), Earth surface processes (exogenic, or ‘outside’ processes,...

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Changing patterns in the landscape

Peter A. Furley.

in Savannas

June 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Physical Geography and Topography. 6462 words.

Relentless population growth worldwide has significantly modified savanna landscapes. ‘Changing patterns in the landscape’ considers how landscape changes differ in Latin America, Africa,...

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Climate change in the mountains

Martin F. Price.

in Mountains

September 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Physical Geography and Topography. 5741 words.

‘Climate change in the mountains’ examines the evidence of climate change in mountains, the most compelling being the melting of glaciers and the upwards movement of plants on mountain...

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Desert Climates

in Deserts

November 2009; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Physical Geography and Topography. 6760 words.

Aridity is a common feature of deserts but there are many different types of aridity. ‘Desert climates’ tackles the causes of aridity, the variety of climates that exist in deserts, and...

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Desert Connections

in Deserts

November 2009; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Physical Geography and Topography. 3558 words.

‘Desert connections’ looks at how deserts interact with the rest of the world. Deserts are integral to the total Earth system. Dust from the Sahara is blown to southern Europe where it is...

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Desert Landscapes

in Deserts

November 2009; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Physical Geography and Topography. 6957 words.

‘Desert landscapes’ describes the variety to be found in deserts across the world. Some deserts are flat and unchanging, while others feature dramatic dune ranges punctuated by shallow...

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Desert peoples

in Deserts

November 2009; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Physical Geography and Topography. 9240 words.

‘Desert peoples’ is an introduction to some of the billion people who currently live in deserts. Environments and lifestyles range from nomadic hunter-gatherers to pastoralists, farmers,...

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Deserts

November 2009; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Physical Geography and Topography. 152 pages.

Deserts: A Very Short Introduction explores the nature of deserts and the extent of their variety, climates, landscapes, wildlife, and human habitation. Typified by drought and extremes of...

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Epilogue

in Rivers

April 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Physical Geography and Topography. 326 words.

We are all affected by rivers in some way, either by living next to one or through the plumbing systems in our homes. Rivers' impact on human society is immense and always has been. Rivers...

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