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

By H. Stewart Edgell

Arabian Deserts offers a finished assurance of the entire deserts of Arabia principally in keeping with the author’s event in Arabia over the past fifty years. It bargains with every kind of wasteland discovered there, together with these shaped through nice sand seas, dunefields, evaporites, clay pans, stony plains, volcanic flows, wasteland plateaux and mountains, deltas, and desolate tract islands. designated landforms of Arabia deserts are defined, including their geological surroundings and the impact of climates either previous and current. The six nice sand seas of Arabia are emphasised because Ar Rub’ al Khali desolate tract kinds the world’s greatest non-stop sand wasteland. resources, sedimentology, and the mechanisms of formation of those nice sand deserts are tested. special sand dunes and interdunes kinds present in Arabia are defined, labeled and defined. Fluvial approaches are mentioned, in addition to the various oases, and lake deposits shaped in milder, extra humid periods. vast parts of black, basaltic, volcanic wasteland are defined overlaying thrice the realm of Belgium. Ecology of Arabia and human impression on desertification are defined. Climatic adjustments within the evolution of Arabian deserts through the Quaternary and their explanations are defined and a chronology of climatic occasions in the course of their formation is established.AudienceThis publication should be of curiosity to geoscientists, particularly Quaternary geologists, geomorphologists, geographers, sedimentologists drawn to aeolian and fluvial processes, climatologists, coastal reports teams, desertification curiosity teams, and ecologists with curiosity in arid lands.

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