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Techniques for Desert Reclamation

Handbook / Manual

Edited By: AS Goudie

271 pages, B/w photos, figs, tables

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Jun 1990 | #8769 | ISBN: 0471921793
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This concise book concentrates on the methods that are available to contend with desert degradation. The issues covered include soil erosion by wind and water, salinization, loss of tree and shrub cover, the loss of animal resources, and the depletion of water resources.


Desert Degradation. The Control of Blowing Sand and Mobile Desert Dunes. Wind Erosion and Dust Storm Control. Soil Salinity--Causes and Controls. Irrigation Development in Desert Environments. Water Erosion and Conservation: An Assessment of the Water Erosion Problem and the Techniques Available for Soil Conservation. The Conservation and Use of Plant Resources in Dry Lands. The Conservation and Management of Semi-Arid Rangelands and Their Animal Resources. Conservation and Management of Water Resources.

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