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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: General approach, and a short look at the diversity of lakes
2. Important pre-requisites for the existence of lakes: Basin and depression forming processes2.1 Lake basins formed by endogenic processes: Tectonics, structural control and volcanism2.1.1 Lake forms depending on tectonics and structural control 2.1.2 Lakes formed by volcanic processes2.2 Lake basins and lakes formed by exogenic processes2.2.1 Impact crater lakes 2.2.2 Lakes formed by karst processes2.2.3 Lakes occurring along the coastlines of the world 2.2.4 Lakes formed by rivers2.2.5 Lakes formed by glaciers and Ice Ages
3. Swamps, bogs and other wetlands
4. Saline lakes and saltpans4.1. Saline lakes4.2. Saltpans and related features
5. Lakes adapted to landscapes and climate<5.1. Lakes (perennial, periodic or episodic) in dune landscapes and deserts5.2. Lakes and ponds in permafrost environments
6. Epilogue: History and future of lakes in times of climate change and rising World population


About the Author

Anja M. Scheffers is Professor of Geoscience, Southern Cross University, School of Environment, Science and Engineering, NSW, Australia. She has a M.Sc. from University of Bonn, a PhD from University of Duisburg-Essen, and a Habilitation (Sc.D.) from the University of Duisburg-Essen. She authored and co-authored more than 100 publications with main emphasis on the Physical Geography of coasts (palaeotsunamis and palaeostorms, general palaeoclimatology, sea level histories, Quaternary geochronology based on ESR and U-series dating, and multi-proxy study of corals), based on fieldwork in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, SE-Asia, Australia and Ireland. Anja Scheffers was awarded the prestigious ARC (Australian Research Council) Future Fellowship 2009-2013.
Dieter H. Kelletat is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geography at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) and currently Lecturer at Cologne University. He has a Dipl.-Geogr. and PhD from Goettingen University and Habilitation (Sc.D.) from Technical University of Berlin. He was also Associate Professor at the University of Braunschweig and Professor at the University of Hannover. His expertise is Physical Geography with emphasis on the geomorphology of coasts, high mountains, glaciers and climate change. He authored, co-authored and edited more than 250 scientific publications including textbooks and books for a wider audience, based on fieldwork on five continents from the tropics to the Arctic.


"Lakes of the World with Google Earth combines lessons in lake geomorphology with over 300 aerial Google Earth images of lakes. ... the catalogue of images it contains could be a useful tool to supplement lectures in an introductory limnology class. If you are looking for ideas for amazing field sites or need compelling images to supplement a presentation, this is a great book." (Bridget R. Deemer, Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin, Vol. 26 (1), Feburary, 2017)

"This book superbly organizes and documents Google Earth lake images, making it an invaluable resource for community college students, lower-division undergraduates, and general readers. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and general readers." (C. Leachman, Choice, Vol. 54 (6), February, 2017)

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