Arid and Semi-arid Environments

Author: Michael Hill

Publisher: Hodder Murray

ISBN: 9780340800324

Category: Education

Page: 154

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Arid and Semi-Arid Environments focuses upon major themes in the study of desert landscapes, processes and landforms. The book considers the physical causes of aridity, the desert hydrological cycle and the problems of water supply. Particular attention is paid to desert ecosystems and how they are related to aridity. A detailed study is made of the wide range of landforms which are unique to desert areas and how they were formed. Evidence in the landscape of past climates is examined in relation to the current debate on desertification.
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AQA A-level Geography Fourth Edition

Author: Ian Whittaker,Paul Abbiss,Helen Fyfe,Philip Banks,Malcolm Skinner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471859010

Category: Science

Page: 368

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AQA approved Encourage every student to develop in-depth knowledge and advanced geographical skills with this Student Book from the leading A-level Geography publisher*, fully updated for 2016 with detailed content coverage, fascinating case studies and assessment preparation materials. - Enables students of all abilities to increase, apply and revise their subject knowledge as they work through clear explanations of key terms and topics - Brings geographical theory to life by providing a rich source of up-to-date case studies for each physical and human topic - Builds the core, cartographic, graphical, statistical and ICT skills that students need to maximise their potential through a dedicated skills section tailored to AQA's 2016 specification - Helps students engage with challenging concepts, reflect on their learning and map their progress with pointer questions throughout and end-of-chapter review questions - Allows AS and A-level students to approach their exams with confidence by undertaking a variety of practice questions written by subject specialists with examining experience - Supports you in planning relevant and exciting fieldwork projects that meet the changed fieldwork and investigation requirements *Taken from Educational Publishers Council statistics
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Access to Geography: Development Ebook

Author: Garrett Nagle

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444150901

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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Development provides an in-depth assessment of where the world is today by considering a wide range of factors which contribute to the overall development of a country, and then looks forward to the future and what that holds. The book includes sections on: development and underdevelopment; past and present strategies for development; the effect of development on population, food supply, urbanisation, industrialisation and the environment; and sustainable development.
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Rainwater-Smart Agriculture in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas

Fostering the Use of Rainwater for Food Security, Poverty Alleviation, Landscape Restoration and Climate Resilience

Author: Walter Leal Filho,Josep de Trincheria Gomez

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319662392

Category: Science

Page: 392

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This book introduces state-of-the-art approaches, methods and research, focusing on smart management of rainwater. In addition, it provides an overview of projects from across the world, illustrating how rainwater-smart management has been implemented in drylands. Focusing on the scientific perspective it demonstrates how rural dryland agriculture can be improved. It also documents the wealth of rainwater-smart know-how available today, and replicates and transfers results to other countries and regions, to encourage cross-sector interactions among various stakeholders, such as practitioners from governmental and public organisations, policy- and decision-makers, and teaching staff from academic scientific institutions. The contributors showcase vital lessons learned from research, field projects and best-practice examples. They address the integrated use of rainwater harvesting management with landscape restoration practices and water-, and climate-smart agriculture for food security and poverty alleviation in arid and semi-arid areas. Original research, combined with the contributors’ synthetic approach, lays a foundation for new concepts and ideas. Through case studies and research reports, the book discusses all the relevant issues necessary for the comprehensive analysis and successful implementation of the technologies in rainwater management. Highlighting the working principles and technical recommendations with regard to cost-efficient rainwater-smart solutions, it is of interest to practitioners. It is also a valuable resource for academic specialists, professionals and students, since many development agencies are funding rainwater harvesting for irrigation purposes.
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Rural Settlement and the Urban Impact on the Countryside

Author: Michael Hill

Publisher: Hodder Murray

ISBN: 9780340800287

Category: Education

Page: 154

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Providing a wealth of information and relevant new case study material, Rural Settlement and Urban Impact on the Countryside encourages students to focus in on the highly topical geographical issues that have changed the countryside through urbanisation and counter-urbanisation. Geographical influences upon settlement location, hierarchy and morphology are studied in relation to the context of continuity and change. Economic conditions which lead to rural depopuoation are considered as are those that have led to the repopulation of some rural areas. The impact of the current cirsis in the countryside and the concept of the 'post-rural' society are also examined in relation to rural settlement. The text is illustrated with examples and case studies from Britain, Italy and a number of LEDCs. Applicable to AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam boards, this book is ideal for any student studying this topic.
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Encyclopedia of Deserts

Author: Michael A. Mares

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806172290

Category: Nature

Page: 672

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Encyclopedia of Deserts represents a milestone: it is the first comprehensive reference to the first comprehensive reference to deserts and semideserts of the world. Approximately seven hundred entries treat subjects ranging from desert survival to the way deserts are formed. Topics include biology (birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, invertebrates, plants, bacteria, physiology, evolution), geography, climatology, geology, hydrology, anthropology, and history. The thirty-seven contributors, including volume editor Michael A. Mares, have had extensive careers in deserts research, encompassing all of the world’s arid and semiarid regions. The Encyclopedia opens with a subject list by topic, an organizational guide that helps the reader grasp interrelationships and complexities in desert systems. Each entry concludes with cross-references to other entries in the volume, inviting the reader to embark on a personal expedition into fascinating, previously unknown terrain. In addition a list of important readings facilitates in-depth study of each topic. An exhaustive index permits quick access to places, topics, and taxonomic listings of all plants and animals discussed. More than one hundred photographs, drawings, and maps enhance our appreciation of the remarkable life, landforms, history, and challenges of the world’s arid land.
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Geography of Health

A Treatise on Geography of Life and Death in India

Author: Rameshwar Prasad Misra

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788180693854

Category: Medical care

Page: 558

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Transhumant Grazing Systems in Temperate Asia

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251049778

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 331

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Transhumant grazing refers to the seasonal transfer of livestock from one grazing ground to another. This book brings together studies by national scientists on traditional transhumant grazing systems, emphasizing grazing management and overall land use. It focuses on two zones in temperate Asia: the Himalaya-Hindu Kush and the colder areas of China, Mongolia and parts of Central Asia.
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Geography

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography

Page: N.A

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Cities of the World

World Regional Urban Development

Author: Stanley D. Brunn,Jack Francis Williams,Donald J. Zeigler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847698981

Category: Social Science

Page: 548

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The only text to offer a regional survey of world urban development, this third edition has been fully revised and updated to include new chapter authors, new cities and regions, and an expanded art program. Focusing on the eleven major culture realms of the world, the volume examines each region's urban history, economy, and culture and society, and offers engaging case studies of major representative cities. Introductory and concluding chapters frame the regional discussion by summarizing world urban history and by looking to the future of urban development. Maps, graphs, tables, photos, color satellite images, recommended readings, web sites, and UN data on major cities offer rich additional resources for students. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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Factors Affecting Access to Rural Health Services

A Case Study of Baringo Area of Kenya Using GIS

Author: Benjamin Njore Mwasi

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9994455427

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 89

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This study sought to identify the major barriers to health service access for a special section of the Kenya community, namely, a rural community in a semi-arid environment, using Marigat Division of Baringo District within the Rift Valley as an example. Such environments are characterized by harsh weather conditions, sparsely distributed small settlements, poor road and other communication networks and low economic levels. The study used both primary and secondary socio-economic data, including health service attendance patterns, population and disease incidence distributions, as well as bio-physical data such as topography, weather and road networks to analyze health attendance patterns.
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Economic Geography

Selected Readings

Author: Fred E. Dohrs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economic geography

Page: 470

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Jumpstart! Geography

Engaging activities for ages 7-12

Author: Mark Jones,Sarah Whitehouse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317916875

Category: Education

Page: 126

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This collection of simple to use and fun activities will jumpstart pupils’ understanding of the geographical skills of enquiry, outdoor learning, graphicacy and communication. Pupils will develop their knowledge and understanding of people, places and issues through being encouraged to ‘think geographically’ about the world they live in. Areas covered include:- Places in my world (personal geography) Continents and oceans of the world Human geography (including population, migration, towns and cities, and recreation) Physical geography( including rivers, forests, coasts and deserts Environment, Sustainable schools and global citizenship All sections include information on some useful knowledge and reference to important key concepts or big ideas in geography that are being developed through the fun activities. Jumpstart! Geography is an indispensable classroom resource that will celebrate geography and give children the opportunity to experience the thrill of finding out about their world. It will be a lifeline to any classroom teacher looking to teach geography in a fun and exciting way.
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Geomorphology of Desert Environments

Author: A. D. Abrahams,A. Parsons

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401582548

Category: Science

Page: 674

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Over the last twenty years there has been a major expansion of knowledge in the field of landforms and landforming processes of deserts. This advanced-level book provides a benchmark for the current state of science, and is written by an international team of authors who are acknowledged experts in their fields.
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State of the World 2011

Innovations that Nourish the Planet

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 161091628X

Category: Nature

Page: 264

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A compelling look at the global food crisis, with particular emphasis on global innovations that can help solve a worldwide problem. State of the World 2011 not only introduces us to the latest agro-ecological innovations and their global applicability but also gives broader insights into issues including poverty, international politics, and even gender equity.
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Man-land inter-relations in semi-arid environments of Tanzania

proceedings of the Dodoma workshop, 12th-15th October, 1998

Author: Idris Kikula,Carl Christiansson,Claude Mung'ong'o,University of Stockholm , Departments of Human and Physical Geography , Environment and Development Studies Unit

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789976690538

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 78

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Desert Development

Man and Technology in Sparselands

Author: Yehuda Gradus

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400953968

Category: Science

Page: 340

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The fact that approximately one-third of the world's land mass is arid desert may be congenial for the camel and the cactus, but not for people. Nevertheless, well over half a billion people, or 15% of the world's population live in arid desert areas. If the world's population were distributed evenly over the land surface, we would expect to find about 30% of the population inhabiting arid desert areas. Does the fact that 'only' 15% of the world's population live in an arid desert environment reflect the harshness of the environment? Or is it a testimony to the adaptability and ingenuity of mankind? Do we view the glass as half-full? Or half-empty? The contributors to Desert Development: Man and Technology in Sparselands adopt the position that the cup is half-full and, in fact, could be filled much more. Indeed, many arid desert zones do thrive with life, and given appropriate technological develop ment, such areas could support even greater popUlations. While the dire Malthusian prediction that rapid world population growth exceeds the carrying capacity of existent resource systems has gained popularity (typified by the 1972 Club of Rome book, Limits to Growth), there is a growing body of serious work which rejects such pessimistic 'depletion' models, in favor of models which are mildly optimistic.
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Water and Sustainability in Arid Regions

Bridging the Gap Between Physical and Social Sciences

Author: Graciela Schneier-Madanes,Marie-Francoise Courel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048127764

Category: Science

Page: 349

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International voices fill the pages of Water and Sustainability in Arid Regions, forming an original scientific exploration of current water research and management issues. In arid regions, agriculture that is ill-adapted to the environment, accelerated urbanization, poverty, and increasing pollution challenge access to and uses of water. Understanding these issues requires incorporating findings from both the physical and social sciences at different temporal and spatial scales. The chapters in this book were written by hydrologists, remote sensing specialists, ecologists, historians, economists, political scientists, architects, archaeologists, and other experts who live in and study arid lands. The authors present updates, overviews, and analyses of water challenges these areas have faced and are striving to address, from salinization in the fabled Taklimakan Desert in China to land degradation in the northern Mediterranean to groundwater over-exploitation in the southwestern United States. The book also examines desertification, remote sensing, qanat systems, architecture, arsenic contamination, and other case studies from Iran, the Maghreb region, Argentina and Chile, and Mexico. From this conceptual mosaic of comparative perspectives and research methods emerges a strong assumption: an interdisciplinary approach that combines physical and social sciences is the first step toward globally and comprehensively addressing water and sustainability."This book is a valuable and welcome contribution to the discussion of water and sustainable development. Through the collection of chapters, the book clearly illustrates the contemporary diversity of approaches to water scarcity and presents pertinent and new research findings that readers generally do not find compiled together. The result is a highly relevant, accessible, and timely resource that is unique in its international and interdisciplinary content. This is a must-read for anyone working on environmental and sustainability issues in arid lands."André Mariotti, University Pierre et Marie Curie, and INSU - CNRS (National Institute for Earth Sciences and Astronomy-National Center for Scientific Research/Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), France "Anyone who reads this book will find himself or herself contemplating the need to rethink how we approach the issue of water and sustainability in arid lands. Drawing on the expertise of both physical and social scientists, the chapters taken as a whole present global, historic, and current perspectives on water scarcity in a multi-layered way that rarely has been done before." Miguel Solanes, Madrid Water Institute, Spain
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In Search of the Sustainability Miracle

Land Reform, Agricultural Intensification, and Changing Livelihoods in Semi-arid Tharaka, Kenya

Author: Thomas A. Smucker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agricultural intensification

Page: 484

View: 8329

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