Arid lands, people & resources

  • 312 Pages
  • 2.26 MB
  • English
RBSA Publishers , Jaipur
Soil degradation -- India -- Thar Desert (Pakistan), Arid region agriculture -- India -- Rajasthan, Restoration ecology -- India -- Rajasthan, Desert resources development -- India -- Raja


India, Thar Desert (Pakistan), Rajas

Other titlesArid lands, people and resources.
StatementH.S. Mathur.
LC ClassificationsS645 .M27 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxxx, 312 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1063617M
ISBN 108185813205
LC Control Number93910230

Book Description The history of man's use of arid lands is a sad record of deterioration of the natural resource base and of low and declining living standards for the million people.

The “Arid Lands” are defined as those lands in the United States that receive less than 20 inches of precipitation per year, roughly the area west of the th meridian. The report, with a forward by John Vernon (novelist; Last Canyon is his re-telling of the Powell expedition /5.

The Arid Lands was originally published as Report on the Lands of the Arid Regions of the United States in Wallace Stegner ( - 93) is the author of The Gathering of Zion and Mormon Country, both available in Bison Books editions. John Vernon is Distinguished Professor of English at Binghamton University and the author of ten : John Wesley Powell.

The papers deal with the resources found in these arid regions such as food potential, forage, fuel, fiber, medicinal or industrial uses. The book covers the arid regions of Africa, Australia, the Indian subcontinent, Middle East, North America, China, South America, and the USSR.

A Guide for Desert and Dryland Restoration is the first comprehensive book focused on restoring arid regions, and clearly demonstrates that arid lands can be successfully rehabilitated. Arid Lands, Water, and People.

The School of Natural Resources and the Environment has had a long history of involvement in developing a better understanding of the physical, economic, and societal aspects of arid and semi-arid lands around the world.

Arid Lands Resource Sciences GIDP The University of Arizona ENR 2 Arid lands, Rm. N E. Lowell Street P.O. Box Tucson, AZ [email protected] ALRS is a participating Western Regional People & resources book Program. Presents original, innovative research from arid and semiarid regions, addressing geography, geology, pedology, hydrology, biology, ecology and meteorology Explores the past, present and future of the natural and human landscapes in arid and semi-arid lands, especially those in.

The Arid Land Resource Management Component aims at improving the livelihoods of Kenyans living in the arid and semi-arid areas of Kenya. The arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya are home to 10 million Kenyans, 70% of whom live under the poverty line.

The areas are subject to frequent droughts, which have been intensified by climate change. Seed Sources for Arid Land Gardeners. See the chapter on Seeds and Germplasm. Information Sources for Arid Land Gardeners. Office of Arid Land Studies (The University of Arizona, North Park Ave., Tucson, AZUSA).

The Center for People, Food and Environment ( South Third Ave., Tucson, AZUSA).

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Hydrology is a key influence on water security, environmental sustainability, agricultural production, energy, and transport, especially in unique environments such as arid regions and the people & resources book, where degradation issues on water and land can threaten the livelihoods of poor communities.

With impl. 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 desert. But this is no piece of mere academic genealogy.

Remote sensing is the study of a region from a distance, particularly from an airplane or a spacecraft. It is a tool that can be used in conjunction with other methods of research and investigation.

This tool is especially applicable to the study of the deserts and arid lands of the Earth because of their immense size and their inaccessibility to detailed study by conventional means.

People We are a cohort of students, faculty, and staff who take great pride in our focus on problem-driven research, teaching, and extension encompassing all aspects of environmental stewardship. Faculty, students, and staff work closely to develop strategies to help mitigate the effects of environmental and human pressures, helping to create.

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.

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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.

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“We are finding visitors are welcoming the opportunity to plan and book ahead from the. comfort of their home, knowing that their site will be secured and they won’t have to. Introduction The rising global population growth, rapid urbanization and the expanding middle class consumers in the context of finite land resources have converged to force the global development community to turn to hitherto neglected arid land.

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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). Horowitz's book on arid lands is his attempt to change our minds about the potentials for recovering fossil pollen data from arid environments.

He admits that although arid land sediments pose many special problems for sampling, processing, and recovering fossil pollen for analyses, they are, nevertheless, worthy of our attention and s: 1. Kenya - Arid Lands Resource Management Project (English) Abstract.

The objectives of the Arid Lands Project are to strengthen and support community driven initiatives to: 1) reduce the widespread poverty and enhance food security in the arid districts of Turkana, Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, Tana.

This book provides an overview of arid and semi-arid lands conditions, their general characteristics, methods of management, conservation, exploitation and reclamation. It also focuses on how to utilize the potential of arid lands with the minimum manipulation and alteration.

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Dryland degradation and desertification now affect almost a billion people around the world. Tragically, the biological resources and productivity of millions of acres of land are lost to desertification each year because people remain unaware of strategies and techniques that could improve yields, reduce risk, and begin healing the world's deserts/5(2).

The Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) is a community-based organisation, developing and delivering environmental and sustainability programs in Central Australia. For more than 35 years, ALEC has advocated for the conservation and responsible management of land, water and natural resources in the arid lands.

A Guide for Desert and Dryland Restoration is the first comprehensive book focused on restoring arid regions, and clearly demonstrates that arid lands can be successfully rehabilitated. In addition to restorationists, the book will be an invaluable resource for anyone working in arid lands, including farmers, ranchers, gardeners, landscapers.

Aboriginal partnerships Everybody's land. Everybody's land: a strategy for Aboriginal Partnerships in the SA Arid Lands Natural Resources Management region has been developed by the SA Arid Lands Natural Resources Management (SAAL NRM) Board, with input from a number of Aboriginal and regional stakeholders.

The strategy builds on feedback from community engagement. In this book, Diana Davis argues that estimates of desertification have been significantly exaggerated and that deserts and drylands -- which constitute about 41% of the earth's landmass -- are actually resilient and biodiverse environments in which a great many indigenous people.

Book • Edited by: Select ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL AND RELATED CENTERS IN FOOD RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT IN ARID AND SEMIARID LANDS. this book begins by discussing the needs of arid lands. It then tackles the biotechnologies that may find valuable applications in arid and semiarid lands.

Furthermore, it explores the water management and. Guide for Desert and Dryland Restoration: New Hope for Arid Lands. Authors: Bainbridge, D.A. Publication Date: Abstract/Summary: This book provides an introduction to the critically important challenge of desert and dryland restoration.

It provides a brief introduction to the ecology of desert plants in southwestern North America, explores the causes of desertification and land abuse, and. The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 the International Day for Biological Diversity to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues, including desertification, land degradation and drought, and water and sanitation.

In The Arid Lands: History, Power, Knowledge, Diana Davis challenges the image of deserts as barren, defiled, worthless places, wastelands in need. 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 s are commonly imagined as barren, defiled, worthless places, wastelands in need of development.

This understanding has fueled extensive anti-desertification efforts--a multimillion-dollar .