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Drylands : Environmental Management and Development - Peter Beaumont

Drylands

Environmental Management and Development

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Published: 12th August 1993
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This comprehensive text examines the drylands of the world and their management. The author begins by describing drylands and assesses the way human societies have evolved in response to the harsh and demanding nature of the physical landscape and by classifying the different human uses of drylands. He classifies the various human uses for drylands and presents detailed case studies illustrating the kinds of management adopted for different purposes which he contrasts throughout the world. Case studies of dryland urban areas are included, a topic which has hitherto been much neglected and which is becoming increasingly important with the rapid growth of many dryland urban areas. He concludes by assessing the likely future of drylands.

." . . the book is excellent and will become a major reference not only for geographers but for students in other environment studies." -"Annals of the Association of American Geographers ." . . presents a very readable overview of the world's drylands and of the socio-economic issues influencing the different approaches to management." -"The Geographical Journal

Systematic Study of Drylands
Nature of the Dryland Environment
Human Use of Drylands
Intensive Use of the Dryland Environment
Extensive Use of the Dryland Environment
Regional Resource Management - Case Studies
The Sahara and Central Australia: Pstoralism Under Different Management Systems
River Basin Development: the Nile and the Colorado
Oases: Isfahan and Salt Lake City
The Great Plains of the USA: Changing Patterns of Exploitation
Rapid Economic Development in the Gulf: The Impact of Oil Revenues
Israel: Integrated Water Development
Soviet Central Asia: Water Transfer and Irrigation Development
The Los Angeles Conurbation: Problems of Environmental Management and Resource Provision
Prospect
The Future of the Drylands
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780415096638
ISBN-10: 0415096634
Series: The Natural Environment: Problems and Management
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 12th August 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 3.33
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 1