Publisher description for Karst hydrogeology and geomorphology / Derek Ford and Paul Williams.
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Originally published in 1989, Karst Geomorphology and Hydrology became the leading textbook on karst studies._This new textbook has been substantially revised and updated.
The first half of the book is a systematic presentation of the dissolution kinetics, chemical equilibria and physical flow laws relating to karst environments._It includes details of the many environmental factors that complicate their chemical evolution, with a critique of measurement of karst erosion rates._The second half of the book looks at the classification system for cave systems and the influence of climate and climatic change on karst development._The book ends with chapters on karst water resource management and a look at the important issues of environmental management, including environmental impact assessment, environmental rehabilitation, tourism impacts and conservation values._Practical application of karst studies are explained throughout the text.
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