Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Konrad Rögner, Katharina Knabe, Bernd Roscher, Werner Smykatz-Kloss, Ludwig Zöller
    Pages 79-99
  3. Werner Smykatz-Kloss, Bettina Smykatz-Kloss, Natalie Naguib, Ludwig Zöller
    Pages 101-118
  4. Dirk C. Leuschner, Frank Sirocko, Georg Schettler, Dieter Garbe-Schönberg
    Pages 119-135
  5. Bernhard Eitel, Wolf Dieter Blümel, Klaus Hüser
    Pages 167-194
  6. Back Matter

About this book


The twelve contributions in this volume represent  the results of a ten year interdisciplinary workshop on "desert margins" - concerned with the geomorphological, geochemica, mineralogical, sedimentological, soil scientific characterisation of (semi-) deserts in Spain, Africa, Arabia and China. Desert sediments and soils as well as processes and characteristics of their formation are regarded from different geoscientific perspectives. The subjects of research include the development of desert soils and landscapes, the formation of (alluvial) loess, swamp ores, fulgurites and floodout sediments and focus on the reconstruction of palaeoecological events and changes. A critical study of dating methods rounds off the book.


Aeolian sediments Aridic soils and sediments Desert research Ice Age Namib Palaeoecology Quaternary drylands ecology environmental change

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-40345-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44930-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-0317
  • Series Online ISSN 1613-2580
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