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Published by Dahlem University Press in Berlin .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Desertification -- Control -- Congresses.,
  • Global environmental change -- Congresses.,
  • Land degradation -- Congresses.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by J.F. Reynolds and D.M. Stafford Smith.
GenreCongresses.
SeriesDahlem workshop report -- 88, Dahlem workshop reports -- 88.
ContributionsReynolds, J. F., Stafford Smith, D. M.
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 437 p. :
Number of Pages437
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19817171M
ISBN 103934504108

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The question in the title of this book draws attention to the shortcomings of a concept that has become a political tool of global importance even as the scientific basis for its use grows weaker. The concept of desertification, it can be argued, has ceased to be analytically useful and distorts. Global desertification. Berlin: Dahlem University Press, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: J F Reynolds; D M Stafford Smith. Desertification affects 70 per cent of the world's arable lands in more than countries. Inextricably linked to poverty, it is estimated that the livelihood of million people are directly affected while another billion living in rural drylands are threatened by this phenomenon. 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.