Definitions of deserts.- Types of deserts and landform regions of Arabia.- Geological setting of Arabian deserts.- Influences of climate.- Ecology of Arabian deserts.- Watercourses and rivers of Arabia.- Arabian sand seas.- Lesser dunefields of Arabia.- Types of desert dunes in Arabia.- Sources of sand for Arabian sand dune deserts.- Mechanisms of sand accumulation.- Sedimentology of Arabian dune sands.- Desert dust and loess.- Stony and rocky deserts of Arabia.- Deserts of interior drainage basins.- Coastal deserts of Arabia.- Desert plains, steppes, and plateaux.- Mountain deserts of Arabia.- Dating methods as applied to Arabian deserts and deposits.- Evolution of Arabian deserts and their chronology.
Only book with comprehensive cover of Arabian deserts
Only coverage of deserts of all types in all of Arabia
Unique illustrated account and classification of landforms
Aeolian processes, sand seas and dunes of Arabia detailed
Climate past and present in Arabia, plus ecology described