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Droughts

Author: Michael Allaby; Richard Garratt
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©2003.
Series: Facts on File science library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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In recent years, climate research has intensified, and concern over the possibility that humans may be altering the global climate has stimulated funding for increased study of global warming and its consequences. With the 2002 drought in the United States having been especially severe, and droughts in other parts of the world causing conflicts over scarce resources, it becomes increasingly important for young  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Series
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Allaby; Richard Garratt
ISBN: 0816047936 9780816047932
OCLC Number: 50424688
Description: xii, 212 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: What is a drought? --
When the rains fail --
Water and life --
Water in the ground --
What droughts can do --
Coping with drought --
Bibliography and further reading --
Appendixes --
Index.
Series Title: Facts on File science library.
Responsibility: Michael Allaby ; illustrations by Richard Garratt.

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This work covers topics such as the geography of deserts, climate cycles and oscillations, describing the ways climates change for entirely natural reasons - reasons that have nothing to do with our  Read more...

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