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Alluvial fans are gently sloping, fan-shaped landforms common at the base of mountain ranges in arid and semiarid regions such as the American West. Floods on alluvial fans, although characterized by relatively shallow depths, strike with little if any warning, can travel at extremely high velocities, and can carry a tremendous amount of sediment and…

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Five hundred years ago an Italian whose name, translated into English, meant Christopher Dove, came to America and began a process not of discovery, but incursion — “a ruthless, angry search for wealth” that continues to the present day. This provocative and superbly written book gives a true assessment of Columbus’s legacy while taking the…

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The black and the white rhinoceros have become flagship species for international conservation. They are significant not only for the continuation of a major evolutionary heritage, but also as symbols for the protection of African savannahs. The battle for the survival of these species has been marked by some notable successes and sadly, many failures,…

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This college-level textbook summarizes the state of current knowledge in the rapidly expanding field of agroforestry. The book, organized into 25 chapters in six sections, reviews the developments in agroforestry during the past 15 years and describes the accomplishments in the application of biophysical (plant and soil related) and socioeconomic sciences to agroforestry. Although the…

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Every year, from March to October, spectacular orange and black clouds of monarch butterflies fill the skies as they migrate from across North America to their warm winter homes in California and as far south as Mexico City. The National Wildlife Federation calls the monarch migration ” one of the greatest natural phenomena in the…