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Aridity

Droughts and Human Development

Authors: Mainguet, Monique

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At the intersection of environmental science and human biology this book deals with dry ecosystems - aridity, droughts, wind and its influence on soils and regulation - the societies affected by these ecosystems, and the inventiveness of those living under these conditions. These environments are the basis of nomad existence, of irrigated agriculture and of the first civilisations dependent on streams. Changes in the modern epoch, the ever-increasing technology and demographic development show that environmental degradation and the socio-economic situation cannot be explained by just one factor. This book tries to answer the question whether long-lasting development is possible in dry environments.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • General Introduction

    Pages 1-4

    Mainguet, Prof. Dr. Monique

  • The Spatial Framework, the Concepts of Aridity and Drought: the Soils and the Vegetation

    Pages 5-78

    Mainguet, Prof. Dr. Monique

  • Resources vs. Hydrological and Aeolian Constraints

    Pages 79-136

    Mainguet, Prof. Dr. Monique

  • Human Genius: The Search for Water and Its Management — Battle Against the Wind

    Pages 137-201

    Mainguet, Prof. Dr. Monique

  • From Ingenuity to Decadence: Geohistory of an Actual Decline — Grounds for Hope?

    Pages 203-267

    Mainguet, Prof. Dr. Monique

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  • ISBN 978-3-642-08327-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aridity
Book Subtitle
Droughts and Human Development
Authors
Translated by
Reimer, T.O.E.
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-03906-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-03906-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-63342-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08327-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 302
Additional Information
Original French edition published by Masson, Paris, 1995
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