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Geomorphology and Hydrology of Karst Terrains

Karst terrains have been of interest to a few fanatics for a long time, mostly because of the dramatic landscapes and the challenge of cave exploration. Investigations of karst were often in remote and rural areas far from the hassle of the human scene. Indeed, many karst researchers found the subject interesting because it allowed them to avoid the human scene.  All that has changed.  

Urbanization has crawled over the mountains and into once rural limestone valleys. The geomorphology of karst landscapes and the hydrology of  karst drainage systems are now subjects of interest to water-supply specialists, urban planners, and environmental engineers. One of the primary objectives of this book is to address karst hydrology and geomorphology from this new point of view.

William B White
Copyright © 1988 Oxford University Press, Inc
ISBN: 0-19-504444-4
464 pages, Hardbound, B&W