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Aridity : droughts and human development

Author: Monique Mainguet
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the intersection of environmental science and human biology, this book deals with dry ecosystems, the societies so affected, and the inventiveness of those living under such conditions. It tries  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Monique Mainguet
ISBN: 3540633421 9783540633426
OCLC Number: 39498572
Language Note: Translated from the French, helped by the French Ministry in charge of culture.
Notes: The original french edition, L'homme et la sécheresse, was awarded the prize "Victor-Amédée du Bocage (1895)" from the Société Géographique de France in 1996--T.p. verso.
The translation has been helped by the French Ministry in charge of culture.
Description: ix, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: General Introduction.- 1 The Spatial Framework, the Concepts of Aridity and Drought: the Soils and the Vegetation.- 2 Resources vs. Hydrological and Aeolian Constraints.- 3 Human Genius: The Search for Water and Its Management - Battle Against the Wind.- 4 From Ingenuity to Decadence: Geohistory of an Actual Decline - Grounds for Hope?.- General Conclusion.- References.- Geographic Index.
Other Titles: L'homme et la sécheresse.
Responsibility: Monique Mainguet ; [Translator, Thomas O.E. Reimer].
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