Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Konrad Rögner, Katharina Knabe, Bernd Roscher, Werner Smykatz-Kloss, Ludwig Zöller
    Pages 79-99
  3. Werner Smykatz-Kloss, Bettina Smykatz-Kloss, Natalie Naguib, Ludwig Zöller
    Pages 101-118
  4. Dirk C. Leuschner, Frank Sirocko, Georg Schettler, Dieter Garbe-Schönberg
    Pages 119-135
  5. Bernhard Eitel, Wolf Dieter Blümel, Klaus Hüser
    Pages 167-194
  6. Back Matter

About this book


The twelve contributions in this volume represent  the results of a ten year interdisciplinary workshop on "desert margins" - concerned with the geomorphological, geochemica, mineralogical, sedimentological, soil scientific characterisation of (semi-) deserts in Spain, Africa, Arabia and China. Desert sediments and soils as well as processes and characteristics of their formation are regarded from different geoscientific perspectives. The subjects of research include the development of desert soils and landscapes, the formation of (alluvial) loess, swamp ores, fulgurites and floodout sediments and focus on the reconstruction of palaeoecological events and changes. A critical study of dating methods rounds off the book.


Aeolian sediments Aridic soils and sediments Desert research Ice Age Namib Palaeoecology Quaternary drylands ecology environmental change

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Paleoecology of Quaternary Drylands
  • Editors Werner Smykatz-Kloss
    Peter Felix-Henningsen
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences
  • Series Abbreviated Title LNES
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-40345-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-07319-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-44930-0
  • Series ISSN 0930-0317
  • Series E-ISSN 1613-2580
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 250
  • Number of Illustrations 374 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Paleontology
    Earth Sciences, general
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