491 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps
Comprehensive assessment, covering climate environment, extent and nature of land degradation. |Various solutions are also reviewed, including the use of animals, cultivation practices, engineering-based practices, ecological solutions, social and economic solutions and agency and political solutions.
... it is a valuable piece of work and we recommend it as a reference book for any institutiona s library. Environmental Conservation "This is an impressive work of reference and will be much--used as debates about desertification and land degradation continue. There is much detail, mapping and compilation of statistical information. ... this is a splended item of co--operative scholarship and academic synthesis of a huge amount of information, which otherwise would be unavailable to students and development practitioners alike." Biodiversity and Conservation ".. this book is a valuable source of material and worth its place in university and college libraries." Progress in Physical Geography
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