Item description for Aridity: Droughts and Human Development by Monique Mainguet...
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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Jan 15, 1999
ISBN 3540633421 ISBN13 9783540633426