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The arid frontier : interactive management of environment and development

Author: Hendrik J Bruins; Harvey Lithwick
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers ; Beer-Sheva, Israel : Negev Center for Regional Development, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, ©1998.
Series: GeoJournal library, v. 41.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text 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  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hendrik J Bruins; Harvey Lithwick
ISBN: 0792342275 9780792342274
OCLC Number: 37693969
Description: xi, 381 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part One: A Management Approach to Environment and Development. 1. Proactive Planning and Interactive Management in Arid Frontier Development; H.J. Bruins, H. Lithwick. Part Two: Environmental Policy, Planning and Management: National, Regional and Multinational Dimensions. 2. Drought Planning in the United States: Status and Future Directions; D.A. Wilhite, M.J. Hayes. 3. Interregional Environmental Policy in Australia's Murray-Darling Basin; J.M. Powell. 4. Environmental Law and Management in the Gulf of Aqaba; D. Sandler. Part Three: Desertification and Climatic Variability in Arid Environments. 5. Bioclimatic Aridity, Climatic Variability, Drought and Desertification: Definitions and Management Options; H.J. Bruins, P.R. Berliner. 6. Environmental Science and Desertification at the Arid Frontier; A. Warren. 7. Human-made Desertification in the Aral Sea Basin: Planning and Management Failures; M. Mainguet, R. Letolle. 8. Drought Risk Assessment for Dryland Agriculture in Semi-arid Telengana, Andhra Pradesh, India; T.J. Dietz, et al. Part Four: Drought, Food and Land Management in Africa. 9. Traditional Management of Drought and Famine in Kenya; J.J. Akong'a, J.N. Kareithi. 10. Land Tenure Frontiers and Food Security among Maasai Pastoralists in Kenya; M.M.E.M. Rutten. 11. Gestion de Terroir at the Frontier: Village Land Management of Peasants and Pastoralists in Benin; L. De Haan. 12. Wild Plants as Food Security in Namibia and Senegal; P. Van Damme. Part Five:Management of Water Resources. 13. Irrigation Development: Proactive Planning and Interactive Management; L. Shanan. 14. Drought and Water Management in California; M. Roos. 15. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Water Management Mega-Projects in India and China; H. El-Bihbety, H. Lithwick. Part Six: Renewable Energy for Development of Arid Lands. 16. Solar Energy in Arid Frontiers: Designing a Photovoltaic Power Plant for Kibbutz Samar, Israel; D. Faiman. 17. Rural Electrification with Renewable Energy: Geothermal Power in Arid Regions; T. Meidav. 18. The Fuelwood Crisis in Arid Zones: Runoff Agriculture for Renewable Energy Production; B. Sauerhaft, et al. 19. Lightweight Housing in Arid Zones: Thermal Conflict and Energy Use; D. Pearlmutter, I.A. Meir.
Series Title: GeoJournal library, v. 41.
Responsibility: edited by Hendrik J. Bruins, Harvey Lithwick.
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