Rangeland Stewardship in Central Asia

Balancing Improved Livelihoods, Biodiversity Conservation and Land Protection

Editors: Squires, Victor R. (Ed.)

  • The book is rich with new data presented in 68 easy to understand charts/graphs (many in color) and 50 Tables as well as photos of this little known region
  • Presenting previously inaccessible Russian reports and scientific literature
  • Original information on land stewardship in Central Asia and its potential to arrest land degradation, conserve biodiversity and guarantee sustainable livelihoods
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5367-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5366-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9234-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This volume of 18 chapters is the work of more than 30 authors, many of whom are natives of the Central Asian region or are researchers who have dedicated a large part of their working lives to studying the development dynamics in this vast and fascinating region.  The work focuses on the 20 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990. But it also traces the attitudes of land users to the land dating from before the late 19th century, when Russian conquest and colonization occurred, and through the upheavals caused by Soviet-style collectivization and sedentarization. The book is rich with new data presented in 68 easy to understand charts/graphs (many in color) and 50 Tables. Information was generated for this book by experts working in-country. It presents for the first time in English a digest of plethora of previously inaccessible Russian reports and scientific literature that will be invaluable for development agencies, including UN, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Islamic Bank as well as to students of this vast and fascinating region who seek up to date and authoritive information.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Setting the Stage: Key Features of the Present-Day Central Asian Region: An Introduction to the Wider Historical, Social, Political, Economic, Cultural, and Ecologic Contexts of the Region in a Nutshell

    Maselli, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 3-29

  • Better Land Stewardship: An Economic and Environmental Imperative, If There Is to Be Sustainable Development

    Squires, Victor

    Pages 31-50

  • Evolution of Land Use in Pastoral Culture in Central Asia with Special Reference to Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan

    Rahimon, R. M.

    Pages 51-67

  • Land Stewardship in Practice: An Example from the Eastern Pamirs of Tajikistan

    Vanselow, Kim André (et al.)

    Pages 71-90

  • Better Land Stewardship to Avert Poverty and Land Degradation: A Viewpoint from Afghanistan

    Emadi, Mohammad Hossein

    Pages 91-108

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5367-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5366-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9234-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rangeland Stewardship in Central Asia
Book Subtitle
Balancing Improved Livelihoods, Biodiversity Conservation and Land Protection
Editors
  • Victor R. Squires
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5367-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5367-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5366-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9234-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 460
Topics