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Population and Environment in Arid Regions

Out of Print

Series: Man and the Biosphere Volume: 19

Edited By: J Clarke and D Noin

384 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

Parthenon Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #74963 | ISBN: 1850709629
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About this book

Covers the interrelationship between desert peoples and their environment including chapters on: human causes of desertification; environmental problems of living in arid regions; population dynamics in arid regions, and management, responsibilities, and policies. Also addresses questions of soil and vegetation degradation, scarce water resources, and how these shape the human population in terms of numbers and density of inhabitants.


Population and environment in arid regions of the world. Biomass fuels use, deforestation, and population in Sudan. Human impact on the degradation of vegetation in North Cameroon Population and desertification in Mauritania. Population, environment,and disappearance of living species in North Africa. Monitoring of human impact on land cover by remote sensing: case study of the Mediterranean desert of Egypt. Environmental transformation in Dry Spain. Population-environment relationships in theTunisian High Tell. Consequences of drought for populations of the Malian Gourma. Traditional dryland resource management systems in Syria. Adaptability of Syrian Bedouin production systems. Impacts of labor migration on the sustainability of agriculturaldevelopment in arid regions. Circular mobility in parts of the West African dry zone. Population dynamics and aridity: an experiment in the arid regions of Tunisia. Fertility trends in an arid environment: the case of the population of the JordanianBadia. The Jordanian Badia Program: population-environment interactions. Population dynamics and environmental interactions: the value of integrating household analysis. Policy implications of population growth in arid regions. Summary of findings. Index.

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