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The Resource The future of drylands : international scientific conference on desertification and drylands research, Tunis, Tunisia, 19-21 June 2006, Cathy Lee, Thomas Schaaf, editors

The future of drylands : international scientific conference on desertification and drylands research, Tunis, Tunisia, 19-21 June 2006, Cathy Lee, Thomas Schaaf, editors

Label
The future of drylands : international scientific conference on desertification and drylands research, Tunis, Tunisia, 19-21 June 2006
Title
The future of drylands
Title remainder
international scientific conference on desertification and drylands research, Tunis, Tunisia, 19-21 June 2006
Statement of responsibility
Cathy Lee, Thomas Schaaf, editors
Title variation
  • Drylands
  • International scientific conference on desertification and drylands research
  • Desertification and drylands research
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Drylands have been cradles to some of the worlds greatest civilizations, and contemporary dryland communities feature rich and unique cultures. Dryland ecosystems support a surprising amount of biodiversity. Desertification, however, is a significant land degradation problem in the arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid regions of the world. Deterioration of soil and plant cover has adversely affected 70% of the world's drylands as a result of extended droughts as well as mismanagement of range and cultivated lands. The situation is likely to worsen with high population growth rates and accompanying land-use conflicts." "The contributions to The Future of Drylands - an international scientific conference held under the leadership of UNESCO - address these issues and offer practical solutions for combating desertification along with conserving and sustainably managing dryland ecosystems. Major themes include the conservation of dryland biological and cultural diversity and the human dryland interface. This volume documents how our improved understanding of drylands provides insight into the health and future prospects of these precious ecosystems that should help ensure that dryland communities enjoy a sustainable future."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
GB611
LC item number
.F88 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lee, Cathy
  • Schaaf, Thomas
  • Unesco
Series statement
Man and biosphere series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arid regions
  • Desertification
  • Deserts
  • Desertification
  • Sustainable development
  • Arid regions
  • Desertification
Label
The future of drylands : international scientific conference on desertification and drylands research, Tunis, Tunisia, 19-21 June 2006, Cathy Lee, Thomas Schaaf, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Under the leadership of UNESCO, the international scientific conference on the Future of Drylands was held in Tunis, Tunisia from 19 to 21 June 2006"--P. vii
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening session -- Conservation of biodiversity, cultural and natural heritage in drylands -- Dryland hydrology and watershed management -- Monitoring and forecasting of dryland ecosystem dynamics -- Sustainable land use and agriculture -- Disaster and risk management in drylands -- Policy, governance and socio-economic dynamics in changing drylands -- Viable dryland livelihood and policy options -- Education and knowledge sharing in drylands -- Closing session
Control code
227032732
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 855 pages
Isbn
9789231040528
Isbn Type
(Unesco : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2008931012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)227032732
Label
The future of drylands : international scientific conference on desertification and drylands research, Tunis, Tunisia, 19-21 June 2006, Cathy Lee, Thomas Schaaf, editors
Publication
Note
"Under the leadership of UNESCO, the international scientific conference on the Future of Drylands was held in Tunis, Tunisia from 19 to 21 June 2006"--P. vii
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening session -- Conservation of biodiversity, cultural and natural heritage in drylands -- Dryland hydrology and watershed management -- Monitoring and forecasting of dryland ecosystem dynamics -- Sustainable land use and agriculture -- Disaster and risk management in drylands -- Policy, governance and socio-economic dynamics in changing drylands -- Viable dryland livelihood and policy options -- Education and knowledge sharing in drylands -- Closing session
Control code
227032732
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 855 pages
Isbn
9789231040528
Isbn Type
(Unesco : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2008931012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)227032732

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