Arabian Deserts: Nature, Origin and Evolution by H. Stewart Edgell

By H. Stewart Edgell

Arabian Deserts offers a entire assurance of the entire deserts of Arabia principally according to the author’s adventure in Arabia during the last fifty years. It bargains with every kind of barren region chanced on there, together with these shaped by way of nice sand seas, dunefields, evaporites, clay pans, stony plains, volcanic flows, wilderness plateaux and mountains, deltas, and wasteland islands. special landforms of Arabia deserts are defined, including their geological environment and the effect of climates either prior and current. The six nice sand seas of Arabia are emphasised due to the fact that Ar Rub’ al Khali desolate tract varieties the world’s biggest non-stop sand barren region. resources, sedimentology, and the mechanisms of formation of those nice sand deserts are tested. designated sand dunes and interdunes varieties present in Arabia are defined, labeled and defined. Fluvial approaches are mentioned, in addition to the numerous oases, and lake deposits shaped in milder, extra humid periods. vast parts of black, basaltic, volcanic wasteland are defined masking thrice the realm of Belgium. Ecology of Arabia and human impact on desertification are defined. Climatic adjustments within the evolution of Arabian deserts in the course of the Quaternary and their explanations are defined and a chronology of climatic occasions in the course of their formation is established.AudienceThis e-book might be of curiosity to geoscientists, in particular Quaternary geologists, geomorphologists, geographers, sedimentologists attracted to aeolian and fluvial processes, climatologists, coastal reports teams, desertification curiosity teams, and ecologists with curiosity in arid lands.

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