Deserts Geology and Resources
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Deserts Geology and Resources

By A. S. Walker
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Table of Contents
  • Deserts: Geology and Resources
  • What Is a Desert?
  • How the Atmosphere Influences Aridity
  • Where Deserts Form
  • Types of Deserts
    • Trade wind deserts
    • Midlatitude deserts
    • Rain shadow deserts
    • Coastal deserts
    • Monsoon deserts
    • Polar deserts
    • Paleodeserts
    • Extraterrestrial deserts
  • Desert Features
    • Soils
    • Plants
    • Water
  • Eolian Processes
    • Eolian erosion
    • Eolian transportation
    • Eolian deposition
  • Types of Dunes
  • Remote Sensing of Arid Lands
  • Mineral Resources in Deserts
  • Desertification
    • Problem
    • Global monitoring
    • Local remedies
  • Selected Readings
    • Length
      • Area
      • Temperature
      • Cover Photographs:
    • Area
    • Temperature
    • Cover Photographs:
    • Transcriber’s Notes
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