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 e-book, the writer describes in basic, non-technical phrases the adventures he has skilled in the course of his paintings as an earth scientist in a few of the distant elements of the arid and semi-arid international. His goal in scripting this concise account of a few of the paintings he has been interested by over the last fifty years is to attempt to express to the non-specialist the various pleasure and enjoyable fascinated with fieldwork within the drier areas of the area. His experiences of the soils, landforms and the new geological heritage of arid and semi-arid areas have taken Martin Williams to a few extraordinary locations in Africa, Asia, Australia and the center East. not just are the landscapes themselves frequently stunningly attractive, however the touch with humans from fairly diversified backgrounds and cultures has been an enriching adventure. His paintings has taken him to locations remote the overwhelmed song, no matter if it's the rugged mountains of Ethiopia and northerly China, the sandy deserts of the Sahara and Rajasthan, or the nice river valleys of Somalia, vital India and the Nile. The chapters that stick to are usually not meant to shape a coherent chronological narrative, even though they do look in tough chronological order. they need to otherwise be considered as vignettes or short evocative descriptions, a lot as within the discursive culture of the wandering Irish storytellers. performing on the primary 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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