Physical Geography Products

  • The Politics of Fresh Water

    Access, conflict and identity

    Edited by Catherine M. Ashcraft, Tamar Mayer

    Water scarcity is not simply the result of what nature has to offer but always involves power relations and political decisions. This volume discusses the politics of the freshwater crisis, specifically how access to water is determined in different regions and historical periods, how conflict is…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • Fundamentals of Geomorphology

    4th Edition

    By Richard John Huggett

    The new fourth edition of Fundamentals of Geomorphology continues to provide a comprehensive introduction into the subject by discussing the latest developments in the field, as well as covering the basics of Earth surface forms and processes. The revised edition has an improved logically cohesive…

    Paperback – 2016-12-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Fundamentals of Physical Geography

  • Land Degradation and Society

    Edited by Piers Blaikie, Harold Brookfield

    Why does land management so often fail to prevent soil erosion, deforestation, salination and flooding? How serious are these problems, and for whom? This book, first published in 1987, sets out to answer these questions, which are still some of the most crucial issues in development today, using…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Fundamentals of Hydrology

    3rd Edition

    By Tim Davie, Nevil Quinn

    Fundamentals of Hydrology provides an absorbing and comprehensive introduction to the understanding of how fresh water moves on and around the planet and how humans affect and manage the freshwater resources available to them. The book consists of three parts, each of fundamental importance in…

    Paperback – 2016-11-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Fundamentals of Physical Geography

  • Urban Forests, Trees, and Greenspace

    A Political Ecology Perspective

    Edited by L. Anders Sandberg, Adrina Bardekjian, Sadia Butt

    Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social, cultural and psychological dimensions. This book brings a perspective of political ecology…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • The Ganges River Basin

    Status and Challenges in Water, Environment and Livelihoods

    Edited by Luna Bharati, Bharat R. Sharma, Vladimir Smakhtin

    The Ganges is one of the most complex yet fascinating river systems in the world. The basin is characterized by a high degree of heterogeneity from climatic, hydrological, geomorphological, cultural, environmental and socio-economic perspectives. More than 500 million people are directly or…

    Hardback – 2016-08-31
    Routledge
    Earthscan Series on Major River Basins of the World

  • The Volta River Basin

    Water for Food, Economic Growth and Environment

    Edited by Timothy O. Williams, Marloes L. Mul, Charles A. Biney, Vladimir Smakhtin

    The Volta River Basin (VRB) is an important transboundary basin in West Africa that covers approximately 410,000 square kilometres across six countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali and Togo. Its natural resources sustain the livelihoods of its population and contribute to…

    Hardback – 2016-08-30
    Routledge
    Earthscan Series on Major River Basins of the World

  • Constructed Wetlands and Sustainable Development

    By Gary Austin, Kongjian Yu

    This book explains how with careful planning and design, the functions and performance of constructed wetlands can provide a huge range of benefits to humans and the environment. It documents the current designs and specifications for free water surface wetlands, horizontal and vertical subsurface…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
    Routledge

  • Weather Radar Polarimetry

    By Guifu Zhang

    This book presents the fundamentals of polarimetric radar remote sensing through understanding wave scattering and propagation in geophysical media filled with hydrometers and other objects. The text characterizes the physical, statistical, and electromagnetic properties of hydrometers and…

    Hardback – 2016-08-01
    CRC Press

  • Climate Change and the Future of Sustainability

    The Impact on Renewable Resources

    Edited by Muyiwa Adaramola

    Renewable resources such as wind, solar, and geothermal are often perceived as being the answer to the fossil fuel crisis. Ironically, however, climate change may also negatively impact on these energy sources. All forms of renewable energy are somewhat sensitive to climate variation. This new…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20
    Apple Academic Press

  • Transborder Governance of Forests, Rivers and Seas

    Edited by Wil de Jong, Denyse Snelder, Noboru Ishikawa

    Natural resources often stretch across borders that separate modern nation states. This can create conflict and limit opportunities for regulated consumption of their goods and services, but also provide opportunities for joint multinational efforts that exceed single country capabilities. This…

    Paperback – 2016-07-19
    Routledge

  • Asian Perspectives on Water Policy

    Edited by Cecilia Tortajada, Asit K. Biswas

    Asian countries are not homogenous. They are in different stages of social and economic development, with cultural conditions and institutional and legal frameworks varying from one country to another. Therefore, how water can be successfully managed differs from one country to another. The book…

    Paperback – 2016-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

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