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Land Degradation: Development and Breakdown of Terrestrial Environments

By: CJ Barrow

320 pages, 39 illus, 31 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Feb 1994 | #32316 | ISBN: 0521466156
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Hardback | Apr 1991 | #11235 | ISBN: 0521353335
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Introduction to the causes of land degradation and the complex relationship between human development and the environment.


Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Land degradation: an overview; 2. Why is land degradation occurring?; 3. Land degradation through global pollution: the 'greenhouse effect'; 4. Land degradation through global pollution: stratospheric ozone depletion, acid deposition and tropospheric ozone increase; 5. Degradation of tropical rainforests, tropical/subtropical seasonally dry and tropical/subtropical upland forests, woodlands and scrublands; 6. Degradation of seasonally dry tropical/subtropical and Mediterranean woodlands and scrublands, temperate and high-latitude forests; 7. The degradation of wetlands, tundra, uplands and islands; 8. Land degradation in drylands; 9. Non-erosive soil degradation; 10. Erosive soil degradation; 11. Land degradation through warfare, mineral extraction, industrial and urban development and increased movement of organisms; 12. Conclusion: conservation and preventative/remedial strategies; References; Index.

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