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Deserts & drylands

by Steve Parker

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  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Thunder Bay Press in San Diego .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Deserts -- Juvenile literature,
  • Arid regions -- Juvenile literature,
  • Deserts

  • About the Edition

    Discusses the development of deserts, the plants and animals that live in them, and how humans are negatively affecting these arid areas of Earth.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 70) and index.

    Other titlesDeserts and drylands
    StatementSteve & Jane Parker.
    SeriesThe changing world, Changing world (San Diego, Calif.)
    ContributionsParker, Jane, 1951-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGB612 .P37 1996
    The Physical Object
    Pagination73 p. :
    Number of Pages73
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL973724M
    ISBN 101571451234
    LC Control Number96010644
    OCLC/WorldCa34320166

    HBJ then released Drylands: The Deserts of North America in Reviewers from several major newspapers reviewed Drylands, but the only major review reproduced online today is in the Los Angeles Times. After Drylands received the following review from Library Journal, libraries across the nation purchased the large format book for their. In , the UN General Assembly declared The United Nations Decade for Deserts and the fight against Desertification. The purpose of the Decade is to mobilize global action to fight land degradation, promote sustainable management of land resources and ensure long-term ability of drylands to support the livelihoods of local populations.

    Steven E Smith, "Deserts: The Living Drylands. By Sara Oldfield; photography by Bruce Coleman Collection; Foreword by Mark Rose.," The Quarterly Review of Biol no. 2 (June ): Posts about Drylands and Deserts written by abistone. “I've been through the desert on a horse with no name It felt good to be out of the rain ”. Most people, even if they are not familiar with this Dewey Bunnell lyric, have a picture of the desert: hot and dry, a landscape of rolling sand dunes, a herd of camels, or a threatening wave of land degradation that grabbed the imagination of.

      Roy H. Behnke and Michael Mortimore (editors) The End of Desertification. Disputing Environmental Change in the Drylands. Springer-Verlag, Berlin (). pp. ISBN Author: Ian Scoones. Global deserts and drylands are at the heart of scientific, social, and environmental research. Climate change, population growth, environmental sustainability, conflict, and development strategies in arid and semi-arid regions are central to our modern world. Encouraging investigation across vast dryland regions enables us to address a.


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Deserts: The Living Drylands is a celebration of the world's least understood ecosystems. In this richly illustrated book―featuring color photographs―wildlife expert Sara Oldfield leads readers on a journey to some of the most remote places on earth, from the rolling sand dunes of the Arabian Peninsula's Empty Quarter to the ancient Cited by: 2.

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4 people found this helpful/5(3). "Deserts: The Living Drylands is a celebration of the world's least understood ecosystems. In this illustrated book - featuring color photographs - wildlife expert Sara Oldfield leads readers on a journey to some of the most remote places on earth, from the rolling sand dunes of the Arabian Peninsula's Empty Quarter to the ancient rock.

Get this from a library. Deserts & drylands. [Steve Parker; Jane Parker] -- Discusses the development of deserts, the plants and animals that live in them, and how.

Value of Drylands for Livelihoods. billion people live in the world's deserts and drylands. 90% of the population is in developing countries. 50% of world's livestock is supported by.

A book desert is a geographic area (country, state, county, city, neighborhood, home) where printed books and other reading material are allegedly hard to obtain, particularly without access to an automobile or other form of transportation. Some researchers have defined book deserts by linking them to poverty and low income, while others use a combination of factors that include census data.

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In the UN figure for annual global population growth was per cent. But for Africa, which is 40 per cent dryland, annual growth is per cent. Book of Abstracts The 4th International Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification NovemberBluastein Institutes for Desert Research Sede Boqer Campus of Ben-Gurion University, Israel Website: E-mail: [email protected] Editors Samara Bel Nina Gordon-Kirsch Ehud Zion-Waldoks.

An argument that the perception of arid lands as wastelands is politically motivated and that these landscapes are variable, biodiverse ecosystems, whose inhabitants must be empowered.

Deserts are commonly imagined as barren, defiled, worthless places, wastelands in need of development. This understanding has fueled extensive anti-desertification efforts—a multimillion-dollar global campaign.

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During the period of 19th century colonialism, particularly British and French colonialism in Africa, deserts, drylands, and their degradation became a particular focus of colonial scientific research as well as practical policy by: 3.

Regions with dry climates cover a large part of the world’s landmass (more than 40% [], Figure ).Collectively known by the English term “drylands”, they encompass a wide range of ecosystems, including the American “deserts” of California, Nevada and Mexico; the vast steppes of Central Asia and North Africa; the Sahelian savannah and real deserts such as the Sahara in Africa or the Author: Richard Escadafal.

In this book, Diana Davis argues that estimates of desertification have been significantly exaggerated and that deserts and drylands -- which constitute about 41% of the earth's landmass -- are actually resilient and biodiverse environments in which a great many indigenous people have long lived sustainably.

Taking a global perspective, this book provides a concise overview of drylands, including their physical, biological, temporal, and human components. Examines the physical systems occurring in desert environments, including climate, hydrology, past and present lakes, weathering, hillslopes, geomorphic surfaces, water as a geomorphic agent, and aeolian processes Offers an accessible.

For the participants of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s conference on “Drylands, Deserts and Desertification”, it was a golden opportunity not only to network, exchange ideas, but to see how Israel has been one of the leaders in stemming the spread of.

Channel Form, Flows and Sediments of Endogenous Ephemeral Rivers in Deserts. David S. Thomas; L. () Channel Form, Flows and Sediments of Endogenous Ephemeral Rivers in Deserts, in Arid Zone Geomorphology: Process, Form and Change in Drylands, Third Edition (ed D.

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