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About this book
Four major developments in dune research have occurred in recent years.
- Following the discovery of dunes on Saturn’s moon, Titan, a whole new dimension has been added to aeolian studies.
- The vast amounts of data now coming in from Mars bring a new perspective to the abundant dunes on that planet.
- In the last decade, radar methods and high-resolution imaging have revolutionized the global observation of Earth’s dunes.
- New instrumentation has improved field study capabilities, and powerful computational tools have opened new methods of simulating dune formation and evolution.
Lavishly illustrated with over 300 photographs and figures, many in color, Dune Worlds covers all these developments to provide a unique and comprehensive overview of dunes, how we study them, and how they relate to their planetary environments.Lavishly illustrated with over 300 photographs and figures, many in color, Dune Worlds covers all these developments to provide a unique and comprehensive overview of dunes, how we study them, and how they relate to their planetary environments.
- Book Title Dune Worlds
- Book Subtitle How Windblown Sand Shapes Planetary Landscapes
- Series Title Springer Praxis Books
- Series Abbreviated Title Springer Praxis Books (formerly: Springer-Praxis Series)
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-89725-5
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
- Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
- eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-89724-8
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-50228-0
- eBook ISBN 978-3-540-89725-5
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XXI, 308
- Number of Illustrations 153 b/w illustrations, 177 illustrations in colour
- Additional Information Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
Geotechnical Engineering & Applied Earth Sciences
Popular Science in Astronomy
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“Lorenz & Zimbelman nicely describe their book as ‘a travel guide to the research landscape’. … Dune Worlds contains numerous fascinating illustrations. … The various images of dune fields from space are very beautiful. I thoroughly enjoyed dipping into this book and can warmly recommend it.” (Richard McKim, The Observatory, Vol. 135 (1246), June, 2015)
“This book is likely to become the new ‘go to’ overview of windblown sand, dunes, and eolian landscapes, especially for those whose perspective transcends Earth. … The book is nicely illustrated with examples of virtually everything discussed … . For an entrée to the world of sand dunes throughout the solar system, this reviewer cannot think of a better place to start. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (B. M. Simonson, Choice, Vol. 52 (4), December, 2014)