GB - Physical Geography acquired during October 2017

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Geosystems : an introduction to physical geography
Christopherson, Robert W., author
Hoboken : Pearson, [2018]
On Reserve at Kresge GB54.5 .C48 2018

The cure for catastrophe : how we can stop manufacturing natural disasters
Muir-Wood, Robert, author
New York : Basic Books, a Member of the Perseus Books Group, [2016]
Trust in the walls -- Catastrophe year zero -- Catastrophysics -- The three little pigs -- Risk made concrete -- Mr Heath's little black book -- The garden of the forking paths -- Intolerable risk -- The disaster forecast -- Save our souls -- The master of disaster -- Turning up the heat -- The remedies of Dr Resilience.

"A global risk expert defends his assertion that disasters are manufactured by people building in the wrong places and in the wrong way and recounts the ways people have fought back against natural disasters, including the development of new predictive technologies, "--NoveList.
Baker Berry GB5014 .M85 2016

A farewell to ice : a report from the Arctic
Wadhams, P., author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Ice, the magic crystal -- A brief history of ice on planet Earth -- The modern cycle of ice ages -- The greenhouse effect -- Sea ice meltback begins -- The future of Arctic sea ice the death spiral -- The accelerating effects of Arctic feedbacks -- Arctic methane, a catastrophe in the making -- Strange weather -- The secret life of chimneys -- What's happening to the Antarctic? -- The state of the planet -- A call to arms.

"Based on five decades of research and observation, a haunting and unsparing look at the melting ice caps, and what their disappearance will mean. Peter Wadhams has been studying ice first-hand since 1970, completing 50 trips to the world's poles and observing for himself the changes over the course of nearly five decades. His conclusions are stark: the ice caps are melting. Following the hottest summer on record, sea ice in September 2016 was the thinnest in recorded history. There is now the probability that within a few years the North Pole will be ice-free for the first time in 10,000 years, entering what some call the "Arctic death spiral." As sea ice, as well as land ice on Greenland and Antarctica, continues to melt, the rise in sea levels will devastate coastal communities across the world. The collapse of summer ice in the Arctic will release large amounts of methane currently trapped by offshore permafrost. Methane has twenty-three times greater greenhouse warming effect per molecule than CO2; an ice-free arctic summer will therefore have an albedo effect nearly equivalent to that of the last thirty years. A sobering but urgent and engaging book, A Farewell to Ice shows us ice's role on our planet, its history, and the true dimensions of the current global crisis, offering readers concrete advice about what they can do, and what must be done."--Provided by publisher.
Kresge GB2595 .W33 2017

Water resources of northwestern St. Landry Parish and vicinity, Louisiana
Hosman, R. L
Baton Rouge, La. : Dept. of Conservation, Louisiana Geological Survey and Louisiana Dept. of Public Works, 1970
Kresge GB1025 .L8 A3 no.15-26

Cataclysms : a new geology for the twenty-first century
Rampino, Michael R., author
New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
Catastrophism versus gradualism -- Lyell's laws -- The Alvarez hypothesis -- Mass extinctions -- Kill curves and Strangelove oceans -- Catastrophism and natural selection : Charles Darwin versus Patrick Matthew -- Impacts and extinctions : do they match up? -- The great dying : the end-Permian extinctions -- Catastrophic volcanic eruptions and extinctions -- Ancient glaciers or impact-related deposits? -- The Shiva hypothesis : comet showers and the galactic carousel -- Geological upheavals and dark matter -- Epilogue: What does it all mean? : a new geology.
Kresge GB5014 .R355 2017

Analytical groundwater mechanics
Strack, Otto D. L., 1943- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Kresge GB1197.7 .S765 2017