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Mediterranean Desertification and Land Use Hardcover – December 9, 1996

ISBN-13: 978-0471942504 ISBN-10: 0471942502 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 572 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (December 9, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471942502
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471942504
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 1.6 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,499,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

Desertification of land degradation in Mediterranean Europe has become a major environmental issue in scientific, political, and even popular circles. This book brings together and integrates research from a wide range of disciplines, all focusing on aspects of the processes, causes, and effects of Mediterranean land degradation. It forms an important part of the European Union's initiative to understand and manage semi-arid environments which are undergoing great change.

From the Back Cover

Desertification is land degradation due to climatic andanthropogenic causes where ?land? includes soil, water and thebiological productive capacity. This has become a majorenvironmental, economic and political issue in Mediterraneancountries. In order to address the problem in the Europeancountries of the Mediterranean, the European Commission establisheda number of major research projects under its DGXII Environment andClimate Programme MEDALUS (Mediterranean Desertification and LandUse). This book describes the results from the first phase of theproject, dealing with local physical, socio-economic and politicalcontrols on desertification. In particular the book concentrates onthe models developed, calibrated and validated, the fieldinvestigations into biological, hydrological and erosionalprocesses at the seven main sites, and provides an introduction tothe problems associated with global warming in the Mediterraneancontext. GIS and remote sensing are an integral part of theinvestigation and the results are described and discussed indetail.

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The 21 chapters are essentially a report of the first MEDALUS research project. There are 4 good chapters presenting the regional background and overview of the project, followed by 6 detailed in-depth reports of the sites investigated in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece, whereas those researched in France are not included. Eight chapters deal with special topics of the program, including the Slope Catena Model, remote sensing applications and effect of rock fragments. A valuable but uneven effort.
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