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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)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • What is Desertification?: Definitions and Evolution of the Concept

    Pages 1-16

    Mainguet, Professor Dr. Monique

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

    Pages 17-41

    Mainguet, Professor Dr. Monique

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

    Pages 42-150

    Mainguet, Professor Dr. Monique

  • Processes Leading to Soil Degradation and “Desertification”

    Pages 151-198

    Mainguet, Professor Dr. Monique

  • Prevention and Remedies

    Pages 199-277

    Mainguet, Professor Dr. Monique

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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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