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The Resource Imperial gullies : soil erosion and conservation in Lesotho, Kate B. Showers

Imperial gullies : soil erosion and conservation in Lesotho, Kate B. Showers

Label
Imperial gullies : soil erosion and conservation in Lesotho
Title
Imperial gullies
Title remainder
soil erosion and conservation in Lesotho
Statement of responsibility
Kate B. Showers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation "Once the grain basket for South Africa, much of Lesotho has become a scarred and degraded landscape. The nation's spectacular erosion and gullying have concerned environmentalists and conservationists for more than half a century. In Imperial Gullies, Kate B. Showers documents the truth behind this devastation." "Showers reconstructs the history of the landscape, beginning with a history of the soil. She concludes that Lesotho's distinctive erosion chasms, called dongas - often cited as a result of destructive land-use practices by African farmers - actually were caused by colonial and postcolonial interventions. The residents of Lesotho emerge as victims of a failed technology." "Imperial Gullies calls for an observational, experimental, and, most important, fully consultative and participatory approach to address Lesotho's serious contemporary problems of soil erosion. The first book to bring to center stage the historical practice of colonial soil science - and a cautionary tale of western science in unfamiliar terrain - it will interest a broad, interdisciplinary audience in African and environmental studies, social sciences, and history."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Showers, Kate Barger
Dewey number
333.73/137/096885
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
S625.L4
LC item number
S56 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Ohio University Press series in ecology and history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soil erosion
  • Soil conservation
  • Soil conservation
  • Soil erosion
  • Lesotho
  • Bodenerosion
  • Bodenschutz
  • Lesotho
Label
Imperial gullies : soil erosion and conservation in Lesotho, Kate B. Showers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5
  • Erosion in ha Tsilo Valley
  • Ch. 6
  • Origins of soil erosion and British response, 1830s-1950s
  • Ch. 7
  • Basotho responses to erosion and conservation
  • Ch. 8
  • Soil conservation in Lesotho : science or ideology?
  • Ch. 1
  • A history of Lesotho from a soil perspective, 1500-1980
  • Ch. 2
  • British perceptions and programs
  • Ch. 3
  • Rain, hail, and drought
  • Ch. 4
  • Cultural and physical geography of ha Tsilo Valley
Control code
57311863
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxix, 346 pages
Isbn
9780821416136
Lccn
2004028718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)57311863
Label
Imperial gullies : soil erosion and conservation in Lesotho, Kate B. Showers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5
  • Erosion in ha Tsilo Valley
  • Ch. 6
  • Origins of soil erosion and British response, 1830s-1950s
  • Ch. 7
  • Basotho responses to erosion and conservation
  • Ch. 8
  • Soil conservation in Lesotho : science or ideology?
  • Ch. 1
  • A history of Lesotho from a soil perspective, 1500-1980
  • Ch. 2
  • British perceptions and programs
  • Ch. 3
  • Rain, hail, and drought
  • Ch. 4
  • Cultural and physical geography of ha Tsilo Valley
Control code
57311863
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxix, 346 pages
Isbn
9780821416136
Lccn
2004028718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)57311863

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