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The gardens of their dreams : a history of cultures and migrants from the Great Desert

Author: Brian Griffith
Publisher: London : Zed, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The Great Desert now stretches almost unbroken from Mauritania's Atlantic seaboard through the Middle East and Central Asia to the Great Wall of China. This book decribes how the civilisations of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Griffith
ISBN: 1856497992 9781856497992 185649800X 9781856498005
OCLC Number: 59550480
Description: 424 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: The Cultural Effects of Desertification2. The End of the Green Sahara3. Women's Place in the Desert4. The Devil's Environment5. Warlords and the Politics of Scarcity6. Tribes Without Nature in Common7. Desertification and Culture in Egypt8. South Asia's Desert and Forest Heritage9. The Impact of Dessication on China10. Two-legged Locusts and Saints in North Africa11. Ancient Europe's Encounter with the Desert12.The Age of Desert Civilization in Europe13. From the Book of Desert Wisdom to the Book of Nature14. Epilogue: This Place Will Never Become a Desert
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'A fascinating journey through history [which] warns of the human cost of environmental destruction, but also offers the inspiration of good people patiently nurturing their lands back to health in Read more...

 
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