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Deserts and arid lands - Remote Sensing of Earth Resources and Environment 1 (Paperback)
  • Deserts and arid lands - Remote Sensing of Earth Resources and Environment 1 (Paperback)

Deserts and arid lands - Remote Sensing of Earth Resources and Environment 1 (Paperback)

Paperback 222 Pages / Published: 13/10/2011
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Remote sensing is the study of a region from a distance, particularly from an airplane or a spacecraft. It is a tool that can be used in conjunction with other methods of research and investigation. This tool is especially applicable to the study of the deserts and arid lands of the Earth because of their immense size and their inaccessibility to detailed study by conventional means. In this book examples are given of the utility of aerial photographs and space images in the study of semi-arid, arid, and hyper-arid terrains. Emphasis is placed on the physical features and terrain types using examples from around the world. The authors I have called upon to prepare each chapter are renowned specialists whose contributions have received international recognition. To the general reader, this book is a review of our knowledge of the relatively dry parts of the Earth, their classification and varied features, their evolution in space and time, and their development potentials. To the specialist, it is a detailed account of the deserts and arid lands, not only in North America, but also their relatively unknown counterparts in North Africa, Australia, China, India, and Arabia.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789400960824
Number of pages: 222
Weight: 361 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 12 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 198

`I know of no other book with such an approach, and El-Baz has done a masterful job of compiling techniques for dealing with serious worldwide problems. ...recommend it highly to the layman or scientist who wants to learn more about the applications in this emerging field.'
American Scientist (August 1985)

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