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Main Title Land degradation : development and breakdown of terrestrial environments /
Author Barrow, Christopher J.
Publisher Cambridge University Press,
Year Published 1991
OCLC Number 22241195
ISBN 0521353335 (hardback); 9780521353335 (hardback)
Subjects Nature--Effect of human beings on ; Land degradation ; Pollution--Environmental aspects ; Soil conservation ; Bodemgesteldheid ; Bodemverontreiniging ; Bodenzerstèorung ; Bodenabbau ; Boden ; Umweltschaden ; Landschaftsschaden ; Degradation ; Sols--Conservation ; Sols--Dâegradation ; Sols--âErosion ; âEcotoxicologie ; Nature--Effets de l'homme ; Soil degradation ; Man--Influence on nature
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EJBM  S623.B326 1990 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/01/1991
Collation xvii, 295 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-285) and index.
Contents Notes
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Land degradation: an overview -- Why is land degradation occurring? -- Land degradation through global pollution: the 'greenhouse effect' -- Land degradation through global pollution -- Degradation of tropical rainforests, tropical/subtropical seasonally dry and tropical/subtropical upland forests, woodlands and scrublands -- Degradation of seasonally dry tropical/subtropical and Mediterranean woodlands and scrublands, temperate and high-latitude forests -- The degradation of wetlands, tundra, uplands and islands -- Land degradation in drylands -- Non-erosive soil degradation -- Erosive soil degradation -- Land degradation through warfare, mineral extraction, industrial and urban development and increased movement of organisms -- Conclusion -- References -- Index.