GeoJournal Library

Land Degradation

Editors: Conacher, A.J. (Ed.)

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This book contains selected contributions from the Sixth Meeting of the International Geographical Union's Commission on Land Degradation and Desertification, held in Perth, Australia, in September 1999. Collectively, these contributions explicitly seek to understand not only the mechanisms responsible for the problem of land degradation but their social and economic implications, the means of overcoming the problems, and the policy instruments whereby remedial measures may be implemented. This breadth of approach is both distinctive and essential if the problems are to be tackled effectively. The authorship comprises of specialists (mostly geographers) from universities, research organizations, and government agencies, who provide a truly international perspective with contributions from Iceland to Australia and from the USA to Japan.
Audience: The book presents current research findings which will be of particular benefit to professionals and practitioners, as well as researchers and tertiary-level educationalists who are involved with land degradation.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Agrodiversity: A Positive Means of Addressing Land Degradation and Sustainable Rural Livelihoods

    Stocking, Michael

    Pages 1-16

  • Geostatistical Analysis and Numerical Simulation of West African Sahel Rainfall

    Chappell, Adrian (et al.)

    Pages 19-35

  • Potentials and Problems in Using Nebkha Dunes as Indicators of Soil Degradation in the Molopo Basin, South Africa and Botswana

    Dougill, A. J. (et al.)

    Pages 37-51

  • Desertification in an Arid Shrubland in the Southwestern United States

    Okin, Gregory S. (et al.)

    Pages 53-70

  • The Potential for Degradation of Landscape Function and Cultural Values Following the Extinction of Mitika (Bettongia Lesueur) in Central Australia

    Noble, J. C. (et al.)

    Pages 71-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Land Degradation
Editors
  • A.J. Conacher
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
58
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-2033-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-2033-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6770-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5636-8
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
205
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