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Drylands: Environmental Management and Development

By: P Beaumont

536 pages, 117 line illus, 7 b/w photos


Paperback | Dec 1993 | #23095 | ISBN: 0415096634
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This comprehensive text examines the drylands of the world and their management. Drylands are described in a systematic way, and an assessment is made of the way in which human societies have evolved in response to the harsh and demanding nature of the physical landscape. Case studies are given of the human management of drylands, contrasting different approaches in different parts of the world. Examples of dryland urban areas are also included.


Part 1: Systematic Study of Drylands 1. Nature of the Dryland Environment 2. Human Use of Drylands 3. Intensive Use of the Dryland Environment 4. Extensive Use of the Dryland Environment Part 2: Regional Resource Management - Case Studies 5. the Sahara and Central Australia: Pstoralism Under Different Management Systems 6. River Basin Development: the Nile and the Colorado 7. Oases: Isfahan and Salt Lake City 8. The Great Plains of the USA: Changing Patterns of Exploitation 9. Rapid Economic Development in the Gulf: The Impact of Oil Revenues 10. Israel: Integrated Water Development 11. Soviet Central Asia: Water Transfer and Irrigation Development 12. The Los Angeles Conurbation: Problems of Environmental Management and Resource Provision Part 3: Prospect 13. The Future of the Drylands Bibliography Index

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