Karst Hydrogeology and Geomorphology
Ford D.;Williams P. 2007
"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 applications of karst studies are explained throughout the text. "
CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION TO KARST.
CHAPTER 2. THE KARST ROCKS.
CHAPTER 3. DISSOLUTION: CHEMICAL AND KINETIC BEHAVIOUR OF THE KARST ROCKS.
CHAPTER 4. DISTRIBUTION AND RATE OF KARST DENUDATION.
CHAPTER 5. KARST HYDROLOGY.
CHAPTER 6. ANALYSIS OF KARST DRAINAGE SYSTEMS.
CHAPTER 7. SPELEOGENESIS: THE DEVELOPMENT OF CAVE SYSTEMS.
CHAPTER 8. CAVE INTERIOR DEPOSITS.
CHAPTER 9. KARST LANDFORM DEVELOPMENT IN HUMID REGIONS.
CHAPTER 10.THE INFLUENCE OF CLIMATE, CLIMATIC CHANGE AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ON KARST DEVELOPMENT.
CHAPTER 11. KARST WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT.
CHAPTER 12. HUMAN IMPACTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REHABILITATION.
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