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NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security

Environmental Problems of Central Asia and their Economic, Social and Security Impacts

Editors: Qi, Jiaguo, Evered, Kyle T. (Eds.)

  • State of the art tools and technologies specifically suited to arid and semi-arid regions
  • Broad range of regional environmental and societal issues
  • Strong practical case studies illustrating effective adaptation and management strategies
  • Interdisciplinary approaches drawing on international expertise and experiences
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About this book

Over the last 60 years, we have recognized increasingly that our world is connected, and the impacts of environmental catastrophes and economic crises in one region of our world have far-reaching and long-lasting consequences globally. Central Asia is a developing region with great potential, but there are valid concerns that current resource management practices are not sustainable, particularly with regard to the management of water resources. Recent changes in social structures, accompanied by regional climate change, have caused substantial environmental changes leading to security concerns in the region. As a result, the local economy has been significantly impacted to the extent that the potential for social unrest is of great concern.

This book explores new technologies and adaptation strategies to mitigate these environmental problems and cope with continued environmental change with the ultimate goal of promoting sustainable growth and improved quality of life in the region.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • An Overview Of Environmental Issues In Central Asia

    Qi, Jiaguo (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Modern Problems In Using, Protecting, And Managing Water And Land Resources Of The Aral Sea Basin

    Kulmatov, Rashid

    Pages 15-30

  • Using Satellite Remote Sensing To Study And Monitor The Aral Sea And Adjacent Zone

    Micklin, Philip

    Pages 31-58

  • Monitoring Arid Land Surfaces With Earth Observation Techniques: Examples Of Intense And Extensive Land Uses

    Escadafal, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 59-72

  • Biodiversity Of The Aral Sea And Its Importance To The Possible Ways Of Rehabilitating And Conserving Its Remnant Water Bodies

    Aladin, Nick (et al.)

    Pages 73-98

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8960-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $289.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8958-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8959-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Problems of Central Asia and their Economic, Social and Security Impacts
Editors
  • Jiaguo Qi
  • Kyle T. Evered
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8960-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8960-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8958-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8959-6
Series ISSN
1874-6519
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 400
Topics