Springer Study Edition

Desertification

Natural Background and Human Mismanagement

Authors: Mainguet, Monique

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After UNCED (United Conference on Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro, July 1992), a second edition of Desertification was necessary. About 150 corrections, amendments and additions take scientific progress into account. The author also presents an updated chapter in which the results of UNCED are analyzed.
This book aims at an understanding of what is commonly called "desertification" - a term which is proposed to be replaced by "land degradation". Each level of technology, excessive or insufficient, creates its own mismanagement. This is reflected in an increase in land degradation and eventually a decrease in soil productivity. The benefit to the reader is an awareness of the ecozones and a global overview of the phenomena, mechanisms and existing solutions.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • What is Desertification?: Definitions and Evolution of the Concept

    Mainguet, Monique

    Pages 1-16

  • “Desertification” or Land Degradation: Location and Dimension in Time, Vulnerability of Soil and Plants in Drylands

    Mainguet, Monique

    Pages 17-41

  • Dimensions in Space of “Desertification” or Land Degradation: Their Degree and Specificity in Each Continent

    Mainguet, Monique

    Pages 42-150

  • Processes Leading to Soil Degradation and “Desertification”

    Mainguet, Monique

    Pages 151-198

  • Prevention and Remedies

    Mainguet, Monique

    Pages 199-277

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eBook $109.00
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Softcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-86186-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Desertification
Book Subtitle
Natural Background and Human Mismanagement
Authors
Series Title
Springer Study Edition
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-86184-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-86184-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-86186-4
Series ISSN
0172-6234
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 314
Additional Information
Originally published as volume 9 in the series: Springer Series in Physical Environment
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