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