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Author Johnson, Douglas L.

Title Land degradation : creation and destruction / Douglas L. Johnson and Laurence A. Lewis
Edition Second edition
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2007]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  333.73137 Joh/Ldc 2007  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Land degradation : human and physical interactions -- 2. Land use and degradation in historical perspective -- 3. The physical domain and land degradation -- 4. Human causes of land degradation -- 5. Land degradation at the local scale -- 6. Land degradation : regional and global examples -- 7. Creative destruction -- 8. Land degradation and creative destruction : retrospective
Summary "This second edition of Land Degradation explores substantial decreases in the land's biological productivity or its usefulness to humans due to human activities. Douglas L. Johnson and Laurence A. Lewis's text thoroughly examines this growing area of study using a global perspective, as well as up-to-date information. Case studies include tourist impacts in Europe, the environmental footprints of urban areas, wetland drainage for agriculture in the American Midwest, run-on farming in the Negev, land degradation in the Amazon Basin, and irrigation in Egypt. Extensively illustrated, Land Degradation can be used as the primary text in a course of the same name or as a supplement in courses covering land use, environmental change, and sustainability."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-296) and index
Subject Land degradation -- Environmental aspects.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Author Lewis, Laurence A.
LC no. 2006005525
ISBN 0742519473 alkaline paper
0742519481 paperback alkaline paper