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Desert Development : Man and Technology in Sparselands

Author: Yehuda Gradus
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1985.
Series: GeoJournal library, 4.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The fact that approximately one-third of the world's land mass is arid desert may be congenial for the camel and the cactus, but not for people. Nevertheless, well over half a billion people, or 15% of the world's population live in arid desert areas. If the world's population were distributed evenly over the land surface, we would expect to find about 30% of the population inhabiting arid desert areas. Does the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yehuda Gradus
ISBN: 9789400953963 9400953968
OCLC Number: 851368560
Description: 1 online resource (340 pages).
Contents: I: Viewpoints --
Arid Zone Development: An Appraisal towards the End of the Twentieth Century --
Social Theory Environmental Degradation --
The Political Burden of Spareseland Development: Some International Consistencies --
II: The Built Environment --
From Preconceived to Responsive Planning: Cases of Settlement Design in Arid Environments --
Planning for Comfort in Hot Dry Climatic Regions --
Desert Architecture --
The Architecture of the Extremes --
III: Provision of Services in Sparselands --
The Provision of Public Transit Services in the Arid Environment --
Health Services in Sparsely Settled Areas --
Delivering Essential Public Services to Arid Zone Nomads --
High Technology Alternatives for Educational Systems in Sparsely Settled Zones: The Case of the IsraeliDesert --
IV: High Technology In Desert Areas --
Desert Agriculture --
Past and Future --
Desert Dune Sand and Its Potential for Modern Agricultural Development --
Remote Sensing for Arid Zone Development --
Potential Impacts of Telecommunications on the Economic Activities in Sparsely Populated Regions --
V: Economic Potential and Development --
The Development of Sparsely Populated Arid Regions: An Integrative Analysis with Application to the Negev --
The Dynamics of Agricultural Development in Sparsely Populated Areas: The Case of the Arava --
Development of Tourism Resort Areas in Arid Regions --
VI: Towards The Future --
New Frontiers in Desert Research --
About the Authors.
Series Title: GeoJournal library, 4.
Responsibility: edited by Yehuda Gradus.

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