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Desert regions : population, migration, and environment

Author: B A Portnov; A Paul Hare
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©1999.
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"The book addresses three distinctive aspects of desert development; regional planning, urban environment and building. It summarizes the results of 10 years of research carried out by the Center for Desert Architecture and Urban Planning at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. In contrast to other books on desert development, the book considers physical development of desert regions not as an end in itself,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Desert regions.
Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©1999
(OCoLC)607392398
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B A Portnov; A Paul Hare
ISBN: 3540657800 9783540657804
OCLC Number: 41320143
Description: xvi, 332 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Long-term development patterns of peripheral desert settlements / B.A. Portnov, E. Erell --
Substainable population growth of urban settlements / B.A. Portnov, D. Pearlmutter --
Private construction as a general indicator of urban development / B.A. Portnov, D. Pearlmutter --
Effect of remoteness and isolation on development of peripheral settlements / B.A. Portnov, E. Erell --
Modeling the migration attractiveness of a region / B.A. Portnov --
Investigating the effect of public policy on population growth in peripheral areas / B.A. Portnov --
Ecological-oriented options for the sustainable development of drylands / U.N. Safriel --
Physical environment and social attractiveness of frontier settlements / B.A. Portnov --
Planning theories versus reality / I.A. Meir --
Experimental evaluation of strategies for reducing airborne dust in desert cities / E. Erell, H. Tsoar --
Planning in desert environments / Y. Gradus --
Past as a key for the future in resettling the desert / A.S. Issar --
Desert solar neighborhood in Sede Boker, Israel / Y. Etzion --
Bio-climatic approach to desert architecture / Y. Etzion --
Urban microclimate in the desert / D. Pearlmutter, P. Berliner --
Adaptive architecture / Y. Etzion, D. Pearlmutter, E. Erell, I. Meir --
Desert settlements in Israel / B.A. Portnov, W. Motzafi-Haller.
Responsibility: Boris A. Portnov, A. Paul Hare, (eds.).

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"The book addresses three distinctive aspects of desert development; regional planning, urban environment and building. It summarizes the results of 10 years of research carried out by the Center for Desert Architecture and Urban Planning at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. In contrast to other books on desert development, the book considers physical development of desert regions not as an end in itself, but rather as an essential precondition for creating socially attractive and desirable environments for human settlement."--Jacket.

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