eBook Combating Desertification in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9400766521
  • ISBN-13: 9789400766525
  • DDC: 333.736
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 476 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

This book is about the 'how' of desertification control as opposed to an analysis of the 'why' and fills a gap in the desertification-related literature in that it shows what to do in situations ranging from fixing mobile sands to arresting  accelerated  soil erosion in sloping lands.  There are numerous illustrations to show the successful techniques. This compilation demonstrates that desertification and land degradation can be controlled and reversed with existing techniques in such widely varying environments as the Sahel of Africa to Sri Lanka and the Philippines in SE Asia, from mountains in Lesotho to low lands on desert margins in Mongolia. Proven approaches include technical interventions, changes in governance and to the legislative framework and policy reform.  The book fills a gap in the desertification-related literature in that it shows what to do in situations ranging from fixing mobile sands to arresting  accelerated  soil erosion in sloping lands.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editor’s Preface.
Contents.
Contributors.
Acronyms and Abbreviations.
List of Boxes.
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
1: Deserts and Desertification in China.
2: Introduction to Deserts and Desertified Regions in China.
3: Controlling Sand Movement Through Mechanical Measures: China’s Experience.
4: Successful Biological Methods for Combating Desertification at Degraded Areas of China.
5: Deserts and Desertification in Three North African Countries.
6: Libya: Reversal of Land Degradation and Desertification Through Better Land Management.
7: Desertification and Its Control in Morocco.
8: Egypt: Land Degradation Issues with Special Reference to the Impact of Climate Change.
9: Deserts and Desertification in Other African Countries.
10: Combating Desertification in Kenya.
11: Lesotho: Desertification Control Program.
12: Desert Environments of Republic of Chad.
13: Desertification Control in Niger: The Medium Term Action Plan 2006–2011.
14: Desertification in Selected Asian Countries.
15: Mongolia: Country Features, the Main Causes of Desertification and Remediation Efforts.
16: Arid Land Development and Combating Desertification in Pakistan.
17: Uzbekistan: Rehabilitation of Desert Rangelands Affected by Salinity, to Improve Food Security, Combat Desertification and Maintain the Natural Resource Base.
18: Review of Efforts to Combat Desertification and Arrest and Reverse Land Degradation in Myanmar.
19: The Philippines Action Plan to Combat Desertification.
20: Managing Arid Areas and Sand Dunes in Sri Lanka.
21: Combating Desertification in the Middle East.
22: Indigenous Plant Species from the Drylands of Iran Distribution and Potential for Habitat Maintenance and Repair.
23: Soil and Water Conservation for Desertification Control in Iran.
24: Land Degradation in the Sultanate of Oman: Reasons and Intervention Measures.
25: Desertification Control: Problems and Prospects.
26: Desert Development: How does it Relate to Anti Desertification Measures?.
27: Replication and Scaling Up: Where to from Here?.
Appendix.
Glossary.
Index.