Our Impact on Earth

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A. Warren (2001), JBIS, 54, 219-224

Refcode: 2001.54.219
Keywords: Earth, erosion, uncertainty, pollution

This paper discusses the problem of understanding the causes of changes in the Earth's environments. It reviews very briefly the role of the atmosphere, because it is an important element of the total picture. It discusses even more briefly the oceans, and then the land, moving from the wetter parts to the drier ones, these last being the writer's speciality as a desert geomorphologist. No apology is made for concentrating on the terrestrial deserts, for Mars is more like our deserts than any other part of Earth.

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