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Global Deserts Outlook by Exequiel Ezcurra
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Studio: United Nations Environment Programme
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 8.5" Height: 12" Weight: 2 lbs.
Publisher United Nations Environment Programme
ISBN 9280727222 ISBN13 9789280727227
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More About Exequiel Ezcurra
Patricio Robles Gil is president of Agrupacion Sierra Madre and Unidos para la Conservacion. Exequiel Ezcurra is director of the Biodiversity Research Center of the Californias at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Eduardo Peters is director of Ecosystem Conservation at the Instituto Nacional de Ecologia. Eugenia Pallares is director of Agrupacion Sierra Madre. Ana Ezcurra is editor at Agrupacion Sierra Madre.
Exequiel Ezcurra has an academic affiliation as follows - San Diego Natural History Museum The Brookings Institution San Diego N.
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complex systems Sep 21, 2006
The continuing increase in human populations throughout much of the world drives the relevance of this book. It studies deserts in a global context. How deserts form and change. But the most germane sections of the text concern how humans interact with deserts. And how the spread of deserts can pose a danger to human societies; especially those of nomads and subsistence farmers.
The book is written at a very understandable level for a wide audience. It is suitable for an undergrad or even a high school course.
The material also discusses global warming, a very topical field. The implications of this for desert albedo. Since deserts are a quarter of the planet's land area, perhaps they might mitigate global warming. An open question that deserves more research.