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History of land use in arid regions

L. Dudley Stamp

History of land use in arid regions

by L. Dudley Stamp

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Published by UNESCO in (s.l.) .
Written in English


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Statementedited by L.D. Stamp.
ContributionsUNESCO.
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  Reference the current page of this Book. Powell, John Wesley, Report on the Lands of the Arid Region of the United States, with a More Detailed Account of the Lands of Utah. With Maps., book, ; Washington by:   The Homestead Act accelerated settlement of U.S. western territory by allowing any American, including freed slaves, to put in a claim for up to free acres of federal land.

This book examines the problems and opportunities involved in man's use of semi-arid areas. The authors are all actively involved in research and land management in the areas discussed. Each chapter begins with a detailed, up-to-date account of the ecology of the region (its climate, soils, vegetation, fauna and main ecological characteristics). Desertification refers to land degradation in the global arid zone resulting primarily from various anthropogenic (human land use) and biophysical factors (climatic variations). In at the first UN Conference on Desertification (UNCOD) the following definition was proposed “Desertification is the diminution or destruction of the.

  In her new book The Arid Lands, Diana Davis conducts us on an exhilarating trek through more than 2, years of history to demonstrate the extraordinary diversity of the idea of the this is no piece of mere academic genealogy. Far from it. Rather, it's an intensely practical exercise in historical retrieval, providing crucial resources for reimagining the desert in our own time in Pages:   Emigrants, land speculators, politicians and even some scientists believed that homesteading and agriculture would permanently affect the .


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History of land use in arid regions by L. Dudley Stamp Download PDF EPUB FB2

A History of Land Use in Arid Regions: Arid Zone Research, No. 17 [Stamp, Laurence Dudley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A History of Land Use in Arid Regions: Arid Zone Research, No.

17Format: Paperback. OCLC Number: Description: pages: maps, diagrams ; 28 cm. Contents: Causation of the arid zone / F.K. Hare (p. ) --Climatic change in arid regions since the Pliocene / K.W. Butzer (p. ) --Evolution of land use in south-western Asia / R.O. Whyte (p.

) --Evolution of irrigation agriculture in Egypt / G. Hamdan (p. ) --Arid zone of India and Pakistan / O.P. A HISTORY OF LAND USE IN ARID REGIONS is the title of a new UNESCO publication.

This volume, which is published in English (a French version will appear later), brings together present knowledge on this subject. It is primarily intended for those having a practical interest in improving the utilization of arid and semi-arid lands.

Its aim is to build up a synthesis of the various. book: a history of land use in arid regions pp pp. Abstract: Although most of the individual authors of this composite work are geographers or representatives of related sciences, the book also deserves the attention of rural economists because of the close interrelationships of natural factors and the economic considerations Cited by: For example, temperature increase (by – percent) across the Nile Basin over the next 30–40 years could change the region from semi-arid to arid, resulting in a significant reduction in agricultural land.

In addition, changes in land use can result in greater demands on. As Davis explains, these environments are not governed by the equilibrium ecological dynamics that apply in most other regions. Davis shows that our notion of the arid lands as wastelands derives largely from politically motivated Anglo-European colonial assumptions that these regions had been laid waste by “traditional” uses of the by: An argument that the perception of arid lands as wastelands is politically motivated and that these landscapes are variable, biodiverse ecosystems, whose inhabitants must be empowered.

Deserts are commonly imagined as barren, defiled, worthless places, wastelands in need of development. This understanding has fueled extensive anti-desertification efforts—a multimillion-dollar global campaign. Australia has undergone massive land-use changes since human settlement, driven predominately by agricultural expansion (Bradshaw ).

Arid and semi-arid regions represent the majority (about 70 Author: Mike Letnic. from book Sustainable Land-Use in Deserts, Land-Use and Desertification.

In Barren expansion in Iran is alarming because most of the country is located in arid and semi-arid regions. Iran. An aridity index (AI) is a numerical indicator of the degree of dryness of the climate at a given location.

A number of aridity indices have been proposed (see below); these indicators serve to identify, locate or delimit regions that suffer from a deficit of available water, a condition that can severely affect the effective use of the land for such activities as agriculture or stock-farming.

Additionally, most arid areas in the world are dramatically overgrazed. Methods and practices of a sustainable land use in deserts are urgently needed in many arid regions.

This book gives a broad survey on some of the affected regions of the world as well as some case studies from elsewhere (Aral Sea, Negev desert, Namib desert etc.). ‘The arid climate makes the desert the best outdoor setting to keep planes free of corrosion.’ ‘The arid land of this autonomous republic supports a nomadic lifestyle.’ ‘Ethanol has also been found to contribute to smog in arid climates due to its volatile nature.’.

Review: ‘The Dreamt Land’ charts the history of the Central Valley as an agricultural Eden Peter Fish July 5, Updated: July 9,am Even now, when you’re stuck in Interstate 80 heading-back-from-Tahoe traffic, your first view of the Central Valley from the Sierra is a stunner: the wide valley with its Thiebaud quadrangles of.

The Arid Lands: History, Power, Knowledge. In this Book. these environments are not governed by the equilibrium ecological dynamics that apply in most other regions.

Davis shows that our notion of the arid lands as wastelands derives largely from politically motivated Anglo-European colonial assumptions that these regions had been laid.

Book Review – Hungarian Geographical Bulletin 66 () (2) – arid lands than anthropogenic drivers. Blaming local populations for destructive land-use practices like burning, overgrazing and deforestation goes back to the colonial period, and still plays a significant role in more recent debates.

Yet, management practices of. For in creating the elegant map, Powell was trying to rewrite a relation to the land, framing a relation to there region as carefully as Powell classified species of flora and fauna he collected and observed across the arid regions’ canyons, ridges, and plateau, and his naming of rivers’ turns, waterfalls, cliffs, overlooks and lakes.

About this book. This book contains a wide range of papers presented at the Symposium on Sustainable Land Use and Management of Soils in Arid and Semiarid Regions held in Cartagena, Murcia, Spain, 22nd to 26th September, Drylands are in the high-risk areas.

Get this from a library. Pastoralists in dire straits: survival strategies and external interventions in a semi-arid region at the Kenya/Uganda border, Western Pokot, [Ton Dietz].

Management of Semi-Arid Ecosystems - Ebook written by B.H. Walker. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Management of Semi-Arid Ecosystems.4/5(1).

The world’s semi-arid regions are expected to be among those most sensitive to future climate change and increasing intensity of land use. Thus, the future may not bode well for the two billion people who inhabit these environments.

This book examines the problems and opportunities involved in man's use of semi-arid areas. The authors are all actively involved in research and land management in the areas discussed.

Each chapter begins with a detailed, up-to-date account of the ecology of the region (its climate, soils, vegetation, fauna and main ecological characteristics).Format: Ebook.of arid regions had therefore contributed to deforestation and the formation of deserts through practices such as swiddening and nomadic pastoralism.

In colonial settings on every continent, stigmatization of local forms of land use justified the usurpation of land and the introduction of. Creation Information. Powell, John Wesley, Context. This book is part of the collection entitled: Government Documents General Collection and one other and was provided by UNT Libraries Government Documents Department to UNT Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT by: