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The end of desertification? : disputing environmental change in the drylands

Author: Roy H Behnke; Michael Mortimore
Publisher: Heidelberg : Springer, [2016] ©2016
Series: Springer earth system sciences.
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The question in the title of this book draws attention to the shortcomings of a concept that has become a political tool of global importance even as the scientific basis for its use grows weaker. The concept of desertification, it can be argued, has ceased to be analytically useful and distorts our understanding of social-environmental systems and their resiliency, particularly in poor countries with variable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roy H Behnke; Michael Mortimore
ISBN: 9783642160141 364216014X 3642160131 9783642160134
OCLC Number: 946724603
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 560 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Lessons from the Sahel --
Global issues --
Regional and country case studies --
Overview.
Series Title: Springer earth system sciences.
Responsibility: Roy H. Behnke, Michael Mortimore, editors.
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