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Drylands

Drylands Author Peter Beaumont
ISBN-10 9781317858195
Release 2014-04-08
Pages 560
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Drylands, which cover over half the world's area, have witnessed rapid development, exploitation and change with the discovery of mineral reserves, urbanization and population growth. Environmental management is critical to the conservation and sustainable use of resources. This comprehensive text offers a systematic study of the physical nature of drylands and the history of human response to and uses of these harsh landscapes. Detailed case studies, including urban as well as pastoral drylands from California to Soviet Central Asia, the Middle East, the Sahara and Australia, contrast different management approaches and problems.



Environmental Management and Development in Drylands

Environmental Management and Development in Drylands Author Peter Beaumont
ISBN-10 NWU:35556019918226
Release 1989
Pages 505
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The Environment

The Environment Author Chris C. Park
ISBN-10 0415217717
Release 2001
Pages 660
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This second edition provides an account of modern environmental issues and the physical and socio-economic framework in which they are set. It explains the principles and applications of the different parts of the Earth's system: the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere, and explains the interrelationships within and between these systems. It explores the present environmental crisis, examines how the planet Earth fits in the wider universe and explores human-environment interactions. (Midwest).



The Future of Drylands

The Future of Drylands Author Cathy Lee
ISBN-10 9781402069697
Release 2008-10-29
Pages 804
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Drylands have been cradles to some of the world’s greatest civilizations, and contemporary dryland communities feature rich and unique cultures. Dryland ecosystems support a surprising amount of biodiversity. Desertification, however, is a significant land degradation problem in the arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid regions of the world. Deterioration of soil and plant cover has adversely affected 70% of the world’s drylands as a result of extended droughts as well as mismanagement of range and cultivated lands. The situation is likely to worsen with high population growth rates and accompanying land-use conflicts. The contributions to The Future of Drylands – an international scientific conference held under the leadership of UNESCO – address these issues and offer practical solutions for combating desertification along with conserving and sustainably managing dryland ecosystems. Major themes include the conservation of dryland biological and cultural diversity and the human dryland interface. This volume documents how our improved understanding of drylands provides insight into the health and future prospects of these precious ecosystems that should help ensure that dryland communities enjoy a sustainable future.



Environmental Management for Sustainable Development

Environmental Management for Sustainable Development Author Chris Barrow
ISBN-10 9781134216062
Release 2006-09-27
Pages 454
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Environmental management is a wide, expanding, and rapidly evolving field, affecting everyone from individual citizens to businesses; governments to international agencies. Indisputably, it plays a crucial role in the quest for sustainable development. This comprehensively updated second edition explores the nature and role of environmental management, covering key principles, practices, tools, strategies and policies, offers a thorough yet understandable introduction, and points to further in-depth coverage. Among the key themes covered are: sustainable development proactive approaches the precautionary principle the ‘polluter pays’ principle the need for humans to be less vulnerable and more adaptable. Reflecting the expansion and evolution of the field, this revised edition focuses strongly on sustainable development. There has been extensive restructuring to ensure the book is accessible to those unfamiliar with environmental management and it now includes greater coverage of topics including key resources under stress, environmental management tools, climate change and urban environmental management. With rapid expansion and development of the subject it is easy for those embarking on a course of study to become disorientated, but with its well-structured coverage, effective illustrations, and foundation for further, more-focused interest, this book is easily accessible to all.



Bulletin of the International Society of Soil Science

Bulletin of the International Society of Soil Science Author International Society of Soil Science
ISBN-10 CHI:41283612
Release 1993
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Economics of Dryland Management

Economics of Dryland Management Author John A. Dixon
ISBN-10 9781134047130
Release 2013-11-05
Pages 324
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We have always had land in which the agricultural productivity is limited because there is not enough moisture. Systems of farming and burning often degrade dryland further until it is desert. Today, however, the problem is becoming much more serious. Over 20 per cent of the world's population lives in dryland areas, and unless action is taken drylands will increase dramatically. This book focuses on the people who live and .farm in the drylands, their use of land resources and the economic returns from their decisions. In a clear and thorough economic appraisal, the authors show how it is still possible to arrest the problem. Originally published in 1989



Environmental Education and Information

Environmental Education and Information Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015027135618
Release 1992
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Dryland Opportunities

Dryland Opportunities Author Michael Mortimore
ISBN-10 2831711835
Release 2010-05-30
Pages 98
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Drylands cover 41 percent of the earth’s terrestrial surface. The urgency of and international response to climate change have given a new place to drylands in terms both of their vulnerability to predicted climate change impacts and their potential contribution to climate change mitigation. This book aims to apply the new scientific insights on complex dryland systems to practical options for development. A new dryland paradigm is built on the resources and capacities of dryland peoples, on new and emergent economic opportunities, on inward investment, and on the best support that dryland science can offer.



Social Aspects of Sustainable Dryland Management

Social Aspects of Sustainable Dryland Management Author Daniel Stiles
ISBN-10 0471956333
Release 1995-06-20
Pages 313
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With dryland areas accommodating approximately one billion people in over a hundred countries, there is obviously a problem of increased stress being placed on the natural resources of these areas, which ultimately contributes to overall land degradation. Coupled with this, many developing countries, particularly in Africa, are showing a fall in agricultural production per capita, with people migrating away from dryland areas; such relocation to marginal lands and forests or to already over-populated cities further enhances global land degradation. With this in mind, Social Aspects of Sustainable Dryland Management attempts to address the overall problem of land degradation and provides ways in which dryland productivity and viability can be increased and managed for future years. The volume bases its results on case studies and field research projects, and encourages a greater involvement of the local population in developing methods of management of their own natural resources. This volume therefore embodies a concept of development far beyond conventional methods. It aims to show that land management must develop around the priorities, needs and objectives of the people concerned and emphasises the need to involve local people in solving the problems of resource degradation, so that future research and modern technologies can be developed with their participation. Above all, it seeks to recognise the value of indigenous knowledge in sustainable development, so that such knowledge systems can become the starting point from which to plan management strategies and new technological adaptations.



Response to Land Degradation

Response to Land Degradation Author Edwin Michael Bridges
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105110403776
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 510
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This work is intended for advanced readers interested in methods of sustainable land management - the prevention and control of land degradation. It offers a coherent view of the situation concerning land degradation and the human response to the problem. It is generally recognized that technological solutions alone cannot solve the problems of land degradation. This book discusses the role of land use and land management policies, programmes, insitutional innovations, and economic incentives for the control and prevention of land degradation. Special attention is given to legal issues at the international level and in individual countries.



The Arid Frontier

The Arid Frontier Author Hendrik J. Bruins
ISBN-10 9789401148887
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 385
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The arid frontier has been a challenge for humanity from time immemorial. Drylands cover more than one-third of the global land surface, distributed over Africa, Asia, Australia, America and Southern Europe. Disasters may develop as a result of complex interactions between drought, desertification and society. Therefore, proactive planning and interactive management, including disaster-coping strategies, are essential in dealing with arid-frontier development. This book presents a conceptual framework with case studies in dryland development and management. The option of a rational and ethical discourse for development that is beneficial for both the environment and society is emphasized, avoiding extreme environmentalism and human destructionism, combating both desertification and human livelihood insecurity. Such development has to be based on appropriate ethics, legislation, policy, proactive planning and interactive management. Excellent scholars address these issues, focusing on the principal interactions between people and dryland environments in terms of drought, food, land, water, renewable energy and housing. Audience: This volume will be of great value to all those interested in Dryland Development and Management: professionals and policy-makers in governmental, international and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as researchers, lecturers and students in Geography, Environmental Management, Regional Studies, Development Anthropology, Hazard and Disaster Management, Agriculture and Pastoralism, Land and Water Use, African Studies, and Renewable Energy Resources.



Land Water and Development

Land  Water and Development Author Malcolm Newson
ISBN-10 9781134732302
Release 2002-09-11
Pages 464
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This is a fully revised and expanded second edition of Malcolm Newson's acclaimed book. Exploring in greater depth the meaning of sustainability in river basin development this new edition: * highlights the rapid evolution of practical concepts since the Rio Earth Summit * features new illustrations and case studies from Australia, South Africa and Israel * makes the ecosystem model more explicit throughout * strengthens coverage of the linkages between land and water management.



Framework for natural resource governance in dryland landscapes in Kenya Making ecosystem based management a reality

Framework for natural resource governance in dryland landscapes in Kenya  Making ecosystem based management a reality Author Robinson, L.W.
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Release 2014-06-30
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Abstracts on Rural Development in the Tropics

Abstracts on Rural Development in the Tropics Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924063049914
Release 1994
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British Book News

British Book News Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015064549648
Release 1993
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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.



Management of Dryland Salinity

Management of Dryland Salinity Author Csiro
ISBN-10 064306611X
Release 2000
Pages 36
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Dryland salinity is becoming a growing problem for Australia, as it impacts upon agriculture, water quality, infrastructure and the environment. In the context of developing a national policy for natural resource management, this report contains the outcomes of the review of the current national policy framework on dryland salinity and outlines new strategic directions. This policy framework recognises that dryland salinity should be addressed in an integrated manner with other land, water and vegetation degradation issues. Rather than in isolation, and at the appropriate catchment and regional scale. While this report can provide a broad approach to addressing dryland salinity, it does not suggest that the dryland salinity problem can be entirely solved or that we have all the knowledge required to develop solutions to the problem. The directions outlined in this document are the result of a fruitful collaboration across jurisdictions, acknowledging that governments and industry must work together in partnership with communities to ensure that the future management of dryland salinity achieves significant positive change.