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Namib sand sea

N Lancaster

Namib sand sea

dune forms, processes and sediments

by N Lancaster

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Published by A.A. Balkema in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Brookfield, VT .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sand dunes -- Namibia -- Namib Desert,
  • Deserts -- Namibia,
  • Namib Desert (Namibia)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby N. Lancaster
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 180 p. :
    Number of Pages180
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16666804M
    ISBN 109061916976

      The vast Namib Sand Sea stretches across more than three million hectares in proximity to Namibia's Atlantic Ocean coastline. The Namib Sand Sea is unique since it is the only global coastal desert influenced by fog. The region is home to hundreds of sand dunes, whose form and height are constantly shifting with time due to wind currents. Get the Atlas Obscura book. Namib Sand Sea. A desert that rolls right up to the ocean, where it's so dry animals live off the fog. Namibia. Dead Vlei.

    Namib: Surviving the Sand Sea is an independently produced natural history documentary about the adaptations of Namib Desert flora and fauna by Oliver Halsey. "Namib Sand Sea is the only coastal desert in the world that includes extensive dune fields influenced by fog. Covering an area of over three million hectares and a buffer zone of , hectares, the site is composed of two dune systems, an ancient semi-consolidated one overlain by a younger active one.

    The Outpost is located in a private nature reserve, adjacent to the world heritage site ‘Namib Sand Sea'. A half-day guided hike for experienced hikers, the NAMIB MOUNTAIN TRAIL is leading over mountains and through the plain/ TripAdvisor reviews. With a stay at Namib's Valley Lodge in Solitaire, you'll be within a minute drive of Namib-Naukluft National Park and Namib Sand Sea. Popular Hotel Amenities and Features Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a terrace and a garden.


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Namib sand sea by N Lancaster Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Namib Sand Sea: Dune Forms, Processes and Sediments 1st Edition by N. Lancaster (Author) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book.

The digit and digit formats both by:   In the Namib Sand Sea was declared a World Heritage Site. It was the first natural site in 10 years that met all of the criteria required by UNESCO in order to be granted this status.

That puts the Namib Sand Sea on a par with the Great Barrier Reef off of Australia and The Galapagos Islands off the coast of South America that also.

The Book The Sand Sea takes place on an alternative Earth roiled by war and conquest that mirrors our own Gilded Age. The treasure that ignites greed and folly in this parallel world is not petroleum, but beserite—a mineral of immeasurable value.

Namib Sand Sea is the only coastal desert in the world that includes extensive dune fields influenced by fog. Covering an area of over three million hectares and a.

Location and Values: The Namib Sand Sea lies at the heart of the Namib, a coastal fog desert on Africa’s South Atlantic coast in Namibia. It is a vast area of spectacular sand dunes, featuring two super-imposed systems – an ancient (semi-consolidated) one below, with an active one above.

Michael Mcclellan's The Sand Sea is a novel full of epic adventure that holds up against the pantheon of great classic literature. From the moment I opened this book, the amazing journey began and many sleepless nights were spent on this incredible page-turner.

Great wars, ancient prophecies, suspense and magic collide in this incredible tale Reviews:   Considering that the present estimated rate of sand input to the Namib Sand Sea ism 3 /a (Lancaster, ), ≥ 1 Ma would be required to form the modern erg (estimated at to km 3).

This is consistent with an average residence time ≥ 1 Ma for sand grains in the coastal Namib, as determined by cosmogenic-nuclide measurements. The Sand Sea is a fantasy adventure that takes place in an alternative reality of late’s Earth (primarily North America, England, and the Middle East).

The plot follows Peter Harmon, Jack Caldwell and Hannah Huntington on their quest to secure access to the mysterious and coveted mineral beserite, and Jemojeen Jongdar and Selena Savanar /5(). Namibia Sea and Sand Namibia is a country of fascinating contrast, where desert meets the sea and extraordinary natural landscapes contrast with eclectic urban living.

This seven-day tour gives you a chance to sample the drama and simplicity of its natural and historical beauty, while enjoying elegant hospitality in the hands of knowledgeable hosts. This clip shows the desert sea and surroundings in the Namib Desert that feature in the book.

Namib: Surviving the Sand Sea Trailer - Duration: Oliver Halsey views. Book Description. Lancaster (geology, Arizona State U.) reports on investigations of dune forms, processes and sediments in the Namib Sand Sea of southwestern Africa, which are used to develop models for the formation of dunes and sand seas and their rock equivalents.

Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Oregon, USA. The «Namib Sand Sea» is a huge desert of sand dunes blocked between the semi-arid plains in the east and the cold atlantic ocean in the west.

On an independant basis, the Sossusvlei area is the easiest to visit. Nowaday, I’ve read that there can be long lines. Namib Sand Sea is the only coastal desert in the world that includes extensive dune fields influenced by fog. Covering an area of over three million hectares and a buffer zone ofhectares, the site is composed of two dune systems, an ancient semi-consolidated one overlain by a younger active one.

Namib Sand Sea - Namibia. Website Category: Deserts. Area: 30, km 2 Inscribed: Criteria: (vii) natural beauty, (viii) geological, (ix) ecological process, (x) biodiversity. Location and Values: The Namib Sand Sea lies at the heart of the Namib, a coastal fog desert on Africa’s South Atlantic coast in Namibia.

It is a vast area of spectacular sand dunes, featuring two super-imposed. The Namib Sand Sea is situated within the Namib-Naukluft National Park, which is the largest protected area in Africa with a size of 49 square kilometres. It is under the environment ministry.

The Namib Sand Sea stands at the heart of Namib-Naukluft National Park, which is located on the coast of of the terrain is dominated by sand, but one percent features inselbergs, or isolated raised hills.

The image above shows two inselbergs in the sand sea: Uri-Hauchab and Hauchab. Book Online. Namib Desert Lodge. Complementing the magnificence of a red sand sea, Namib Desert Lodge lies at the foot of ancient fossilised dunes.

Make some space for wonder. A sunset or early morning drive through the red dunes exploring the sand masterpiece is breath-taking. Atop the ridge as the sand begins to glow deep rich sienna, a view. Sand sea facts: China’s Badain Jaran Sand Sea features the tallest dunes on Earth.

The three main dune types are – Crescent (also Barchan or transverse dunes), linear and star dunes. About 75 % of dunes in the Namib sand sea are linear dune complexes, while about 14 % are crescentic (mostly barchans) and 9% star dunes.

The Namib Sand Sea, also known in its geological context as the Sossus Sand Formation (), covers an area of approximately 34 km 2 and includes a wide variety of dune is located on the south-west coast of Africa and is bordered to the west by the southern Atlantic Ocean and to the east by the Great Escarpment of southern Africa ().The Great Escarpment provides a physical.

In UNESCO declared this Namib Sand Sea as the only coastal desert in the world that have fog on the big sand dunes. Image by NASA via Flickr. Bird view of Namibian dunes. This desert consists of sand seas near the coast and the sand dunes are so common here. Some of them are over meters in height.

Image by mariusz kluzniak via Flickr. The beautiful red sand of the Namib Sand Sea flows right up to the actual waves of the ocean.

It’s one of the world’s only coastal deserts, with dune fields winding over its 3 million hectares.The source of the unconsolidated sand (the most recent sand sea) has been shown to be dominantly from the Orange River, which drains into the Atlantic south of the Namib Sand Sea, with minor contributions in the east from the (now ephemeral) rivers that drain into the sand sea.

For this reason the Namib Sand Sea has been referred to as the.adshelp[at] The ADS is operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under NASA Cooperative Agreement NNX16AC86A.