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Desert Problems and Desertification in Central Asia The Researches of the Desert Institute

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Edited By: Agajan G Babaev
350 pages, Col plates, 150 figs, tabs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Desert Problems and Desertification in Central Asia
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  • Desert Problems and Desertification in Central Asia ISBN: 9783540656470 Hardback Dec 1999 Out of Print #97620
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About this book

Describes the complex interactions between socio-economic conditions and natural factors which contribute to desertification intensifying each other.

Contents

Introduction; Natural Conditions of Central Asian Deserts; Social Conditions of Inhabitants of Desert; Population and Settlement; Desertification, its Consequences and Control Strategy; Monitoring and Forecast of Desertification Processes; Genetic Types of Deserts of Central Asia; Mapping of Desertification Processes; Technology of Desert Pasture Improvement; Agrometeorological Foundations for Predication of Pasture Yields; Modelling of Desert-Pastural Cattle-Breeding Development; Plant Growing on Near-Oasis Sands; Fixation of Drifting Sands; Plant Development of Takyr Soils; Reclamation of Saline Soils; Precipitation Use; Technology of Making Lenses of Fresh Underground Waters in Desert; Use of Drainage Waters; Drinking Water Supply; Application of Solar and Wind Energy; Problems of the Aral and Caspian Seas; Repetek International Biosphere Reserve; International Cooperation in Desertification Control; Consulting Experience of the Desert Institute.

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Out of Print
Edited By: Agajan G Babaev
350 pages, Col plates, 150 figs, tabs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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