Nile Waters, Saharan Sands: Adventures of a Geomorphologist at Large (Springer Biographies)


In this booklet, the writer describes in uncomplicated, non-technical phrases the adventures he has skilled in the course of his paintings as an earth scientist in a number of the distant elements of the arid and semi-arid global. His target in scripting this concise account of a few of the paintings he has been all in favour of during the last fifty years is to attempt to exhibit to the non-specialist many of the pleasure and enjoyable considering fieldwork within the drier areas of the area. His experiences of the soils, landforms and the new geological background of arid and semi-arid areas have taken Martin Williams to a few amazing areas in Africa, Asia, Australia and the center East. not just are the landscapes themselves frequently stunningly appealing, however the touch with humans from really diversified backgrounds and cultures has been an enriching adventure. His paintings has taken him to locations remote the overwhelmed tune, even if or not it's the rugged mountains of Ethiopia and northern China, the sandy deserts of the Sahara and Rajasthan, or the nice river valleys of Somalia, crucial India and the Nile. The chapters that stick to will not be meant to shape a coherent chronological narrative, even supposing they do look in tough chronological order. they need to otherwise be seen as vignettes or short evocative descriptions, a lot as within the discursive culture of the wandering Irish storytellers. performing on the main that it's not essential to be solemn to be severe, the writer goals to entertain in addition to to instruct.

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