Nile Waters, Saharan Sands: Adventures of a Geomorphologist at Large (Springer Biographies)

Nile Waters, Saharan Sands: Adventures of a Geomorphologist at Large (Springer Biographies)


In this ebook, the writer describes in basic, non-technical phrases the adventures he has skilled in the course of his paintings as an earth scientist in the various distant components of the arid and semi-arid international. His target in penning this concise account of a few of the paintings he has been excited about during the last fifty years is to aim to show to the non-specialist a number of the pleasure and enjoyable excited by fieldwork within the drier areas of the realm. His reports of the soils, landforms and the new geological historical past of arid and semi-arid areas have taken Martin Williams to a couple striking locations in Africa, Asia, Australia and the center East. not just are the landscapes themselves frequently stunningly appealing, however the touch with humans from relatively assorted backgrounds and cultures has been an enriching event. His paintings has taken him to areas remote the crushed song, even if it's the rugged mountains of Ethiopia and northern China, the sandy deserts of the Sahara and Rajasthan, or the nice river valleys of Somalia, important India and the Nile. The chapters that stick to usually are not meant to shape a coherent chronological narrative, even supposing they do look in tough chronological order. they need to otherwise be seen as vignettes or short evocative descriptions, a lot as within the discursive culture of the wandering Irish storytellers. performing on the main that it's not essential to be solemn to be critical, the writer goals to entertain in addition to to instruct.

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