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Land degradation : development and breakdown of terrestrial environments

Author: Christopher J Barrow
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©1991, 1994 printing.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The complex relationship between human development and the environment is explored in this book with a particular emphasis on the causes of land degradation processes.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher J Barrow
ISBN: 0521466156 9780521466158 0521353335 9780521353335
OCLC Number: 31722943
Description: xvii, 295 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Land degradation: an overview; 2. Why is land degradation occurring?; 3. Land degradation through global pollution: the 'greenhouse effect'; 4. Land degradation through global pollution: stratospheric ozone depletion, acid deposition and tropospheric ozone increase; 5. Degradation of tropical rainforests, tropical/subtropical seasonally dry and tropical/subtropical upland forests, woodlands and scrublands; 6. Degradation of seasonally dry tropical/subtropical and Mediterranean woodlands and scrublands, temperate and high-latitude forests; 7. The degradation of wetlands, tundra, uplands and islands; 8. Land degradation in drylands; 9. Non-erosive soil degradation; 10. Erosive soil degradation; 11. Land degradation through warfare, mineral extraction, industrial and urban development and increased movement of organisms; 12. Conclusion: conservation and preventative/remedial strategies; References; Index.
Responsibility: C.J. Barrow.

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