Caves, Dripstones and Soils Tell About Past Climates
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This book is written for the general audience, and its focus is on groundwater, namely water which flows underground in the openings of the layers, in either pores, fractures or caves. This water becomes surface-water when it finds an outlet, either naturally as springs, or artificially as wells. The study of the history of water-works in the arid and semi-arid parts of the globe led the author to conclude that it provides understanding of the impact of climate changes on the history of the inhabitants of these regions.
KeywordsIsotopic Composition Middle East Semiarid Region Past Climate Dissolve Carbon Dioxide
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