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Drought Follows the Plow Cultivating Marginal Areas

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ISBN-10: 0521477212

ISBN-13: 9780521477215

Edition: 1994

Authors: Michael H. Glantz

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People around the globe are becoming increasingly aware that our use of the land has an effect on the environment in which we live. Global warming is seen as a major threat to the well-being of the worlds communities. Fear abounds, but does anyone really know what is going on? Will human activity make things worse? The author examines the relationship between society and climate change. With contributions from colleagues in the worst hit areas of the world, the author shows how current patterns of land use can make the problems worse; increasing the risk of droughts and associated food shortages. This book will help scientists and researchers assess our impact on the planet and consider our…    
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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Preface
List of contributors
Introduction
Drought, Desertification and Food Production
Drought
Desertification
Food production: role of marginal lands
Cultivating the dry margins
Case Studies and Conclusions
The West African Sahel
Somalia
The Brazilian Nordeste (Northeast)
The dry regions of Kenya
Australia
Ethiopia
Northwest Africa
The Virgin Lands scheme in the former Soviet Union
South Africa
Is the stork outrunning the plow?
Notes
Index