New PDF release: Karst Management
By Philip E. van Beynen
Focusing in particular at the administration of karst environments, this quantity attracts jointly the world’s top karst specialists to supply a necessary resource for the research and administration of this specified actual surroundings. even if karst landscapes disguise 12% of the Earth’s terrain and supply 25% of the world’s consuming water, the source administration of karst environments has in simple terms formerly got oblique consciousness. via a complete procedure, Karst administration makes a speciality of engineering concerns linked to floor karst resembling quarries, dams, and agriculture, subsurface subject matters similar to the administration of groundwater, convey caves, cave biota, and geo-archaeology tasks. Chapters that concentrate on karst as an built-in procedure examine IUCN global historical past websites, nationwide parks, coverage and law, measuring systematic disturbance, info administration, and public environmental schooling. The textual content accommodates the main up to date examine from major karst scientists.
This quantity offers vital views for college scholars, educators, geoengineers, source managers, and planners who're drawn to or paintings with this targeted actual landscape.
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