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Global Deserts Outlook
Desertification -- the degradation of drylands due

 
Our Price: $35.00
By Exequiel Ezcurra (ed); Shafqat Kakakhel (fr)
Year: 2006
Pages: 147
Binding Hardcover (no d.j.)
ISBN 92-807-2722-2

Product Code: 1422308715

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Desertification -- the degradation of drylands due to factors incl. climatic variations & human activities -- is among the most serious environmental challenges facing the world today. The UN has declared 2006 to be the International Year of Deserts & Desertification. Here is an informative resource for all those concerned with deserts & desertification, & the sustainable development of dryland environments. Contents: Natural History & Evolution of the World’s Deserts; People & Deserts; Deserts & the Planet -- Linkages between Deserts & Non-Deserts; State & Trends of the World’s Deserts; Challenges & Opportunities -- Change, Development, & Conservation; & Desert Outlook & Options for Action. Maps, charts, tables & photos, most in color.

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