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Deserts : the encroaching wilderness : a world conservation atlas

Author: J A Allan; Andrew Warren
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Text and photographs cover all the major deserts of the world with attention to the people, flora, and fauna of these regions.
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Genre/Form: Atlas
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Deserts.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)631830349
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J A Allan; Andrew Warren
ISBN: 0195209419 9780195209419
OCLC Number: 26591594
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 176 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm
Contents: The desert --
What are deserts? --
Why are there deserts? --
Climate --
Deserts of the past --
Water in the desert --
Drought --
The arid landscape --
Desert landforms --
Sculpted by water --
Seas of sand --
Wind erosion --
Soils --
Dust --
Moving sand and dustorms --
Floods --
Life in the desert --
Plant survival --
Smaller plants --
Desert invertebrates --
Mammals --
Adapting to extremes --
The desert ecosystem --
Peoples of the arid world --
Desert peoples --
Shelter --
Shelter: the Islamic tradition --
Clothing --
Food and nutrition --
Tools and implements --
Customs and religion --
Islam --
Town and cities --
Growth with wealth --
Desert resources --
The riches of the desert --
Herding and ranching --
Traditional farming --
Modern water strategies --
Reshaping the land --
Remote groundwater --
Oil and gas --
Mining and minerals --
Desertification --
The atlas --
The world's deserts --
The Sahara Desert --
East Africa --
The Kalahari and Namib --
The Arabian Peninsula --
Iran, Pakistan and India --
Central Asia --
The Gobi Desert --
Tibet --
The Great Plains --
The Great Basin --
Arizona and California --
Coastal Chile and Peru --
The Andes and Patagonia --
Deserts of Australia --
The challenge of conservation --
Deserts on the brink --
Human impacts --
Exploitation and development --
Desert conservation.
Responsibility: edited by Tony Allan and Andrew Warren ; introduction by Mostafa Tolba.
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Text and photographs cover all the major deserts of the world with attention to the people, flora, and fauna of these regions.

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