The Physical Geography of Northern Eurasia

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Lecturer in Climatology and Director of Postgraduate Studies Geography Department Maria Shahgedanova, Maria Shahgedanova
Oxford University Press, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 571 pages
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This is the third volume in The Oxford Regional Environments series. The series volumes are devoted to major regions of the world, each presenting a detailed and up-to-date body of scientific knowledge concerning a particular region. For most topics on the physical geography of Northern Eurasia abundant literature now exists. Most of it, however, is in Russian and other East European languages and this has significantly limited the number of potential readers. This volume will seek to familiarize, at an international level, those with an interest in this area with the most significant achievements in classical and current geographical research.
 

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Contents

1 Tectonics and Geology
1
2 Climatic Change and the Development of Landscapes
36
3 Climate at Present and in the Historical Past
70
4 Soils
103
5 Rivers Lakes Inland Seas and Wetlands
122
6 Permafrost
149
7 Biodiversity and Productivity of Ecosystems
169
8 The Arctic Environments
191
15 The Caucasus
350
16 The Mountains of Central Asia and Kazakhstan
377
17 Lake Baikal
403
18 The Far East
422
19 Radioactive Contamination
448
20 Environmental Impact of Oil and Gas Development
463
21 Air Pollution
476
22 The Aral Sea
497

9 Boreal Forests
216
10 Mixed and Deciduous Forests
234
11 Steppe and Foreststeppe
248
12 Arid Environments
267
13 The Mountains of Northern Russia
284
14 The Mountains of Southern Siberia
314
23 Deforestation and Degradation of Forests
511
24 Nature Protection and Conservation
527
List of Plant Names in Latin and English
545
Index
553
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Maria Shahgedanova is a Lecturer in Climatology and Director of Postgraduate Studies, Geography Department, University of Reading.

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