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Watershed Ecology and Conservation: Hydrological Resources in the Northwest of Costa Rica

Alfonso Mata

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter is concerned with the hydrological resources in the dry forest of Guanacaste, northwest of Costa Rica. It describes the hydrological region of Guanacaste, including the estuarine, ... More


Invisible Glaciers: . . . Will They Save Us?

Jorge Daniel Taillant

in Meltdown: The Earth Without Glaciers

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190080327
eISBN:
9780197578049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080327.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter introduces the concept of the periglacial environment, an area of frozen ground that is rich in hydrological resources. Periglacial environments provide drinking water to significant ... More


Gorgân and Dehistan: The North-East Frontier of the Iranian Empire

OLIVIER LECOMTE

in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter describes the Gorgân and Dehistan areas of the Vehrkana or Hyrcania, the north-east frontier of the Iranian empire. The plain of Gorgân constitutes its southern part while the plain of ... More


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