By Edgardo Latrubesse

ISBN-10: 0444531173

ISBN-13: 9780444531179

The major aim of the ebook is to provide a imaginative and prescient of the dynamics of the most mess ups in South the USA, describing their mechanisms and effects on South American societies. The chapters are written via chosen experts of every state. Human-induced mess ups also are incorporated, akin to desertification in Patagonia and soil erosion in Brazil. The receding of South-American glaciers as a reaction to fresh climatic developments and sea-level situations are discussed.

The strategy is large in interpreting factors and results and contains social and monetary bills, discussing environmental and making plans difficulties, yet continually describing the geomorphologic/geologic concerned methods with an excellent clinical substantiation. this is often vital to tell apart the publication from others of a extra 'social' influence that debate dangers and mess ups with emphases ordinarily on financial system and straightforward impacts.

  • Actual subject matter, attention-grabbing for quite a few professionals
  • Fills within the shortage of specialised literature in geosciences from South America
  • The first e-book available in the market solely dedicated to geomorphology of mess ups in South America

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