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Aridity: Droughts and Human Development

By: Monique Mainguet

302 pages, B/w photos, 76 figs, 25 tabs, maps

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #89425 | ISBN: 3540633421
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About this book

Deals with dry ecosystems - aridity, droughts, wind and its influence on soils and regulation - and the societies affected by these ecosystems, and the inventiveness of those living under these conditions.


Contents

The Spatial Framework, the Concepts of Aridity and Drought.- Resources Vs. Hydrological and Aeolian Constraints.- Human Genius - The Search for Water and Its Management Battle Against The Wind.- From Ingenuity to Decadence: Geohistory of an Actual Decline.

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