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By Philip E. van Beynen

Focusing in particular at the administration of karst environments, this quantity attracts jointly the world’s major karst specialists to supply a necessary resource for the research and administration of this special actual surroundings. even if karst landscapes conceal 12% of the Earth’s terrain and supply 25% of the world’s consuming water, the source administration of karst environments has in simple terms formerly bought oblique recognition. via a accomplished technique, Karst administration specializes in engineering matters linked to floor karst reminiscent of quarries, dams, and agriculture, subsurface issues comparable to the administration of groundwater, express caves, cave biota, and geo-archaeology tasks. Chapters that target karst as an built-in method examine IUCN global historical past websites, nationwide parks, coverage and law, measuring systematic disturbance, info administration, and public environmental schooling. The textual content comprises the main up to date examine from prime karst scientists.

This quantity offers vital views for college scholars, educators, geoengineers, source managers, and planners who're attracted to or paintings with this specified actual landscape.

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