The Resource Deserts : the encroaching wilderness : a world conservation atlas, edited by Tony Allan and Andrew Warren ; introduction by Mostafa Tolba

Deserts : the encroaching wilderness : a world conservation atlas, edited by Tony Allan and Andrew Warren ; introduction by Mostafa Tolba

Label
Deserts : the encroaching wilderness : a world conservation atlas
Title
Deserts
Title remainder
the encroaching wilderness : a world conservation atlas
Statement of responsibility
edited by Tony Allan and Andrew Warren ; introduction by Mostafa Tolba
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Text and photographs cover all the major deserts of the world with attention to the people, flora, and fauna of these regions
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GB611
LC item number
.D48 1993
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
GB611.D48
NAL item number
1993
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Allan, J. A.
  • Warren, Andrew
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deserts
  • Déserts
  • Déserts
  • Deserts
  • Wüste
  • Natur
  • Geographie
Label
Deserts : the encroaching wilderness : a world conservation atlas, edited by Tony Allan and Andrew Warren ; introduction by Mostafa Tolba
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes 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
The desert -- What are deserts? -- Why are there deserts? -- Climate -- Deserts of the past -- Water in the desert -- Drought -- The arid landscape -- Desert landforms -- Sculpted by water -- Seas of sand -- Wind erosion -- Soils -- Dust -- Moving sand and dustorms -- Floods -- Life in the desert -- Plant survival -- Smaller plants -- Desert invertebrates -- Mammals -- Adapting to extremes -- The desert ecosystem -- Peoples of the arid world -- Desert peoples -- Shelter -- Shelter: the Islamic tradition -- Clothing -- Food and nutrition -- Tools and implements -- Customs and religion -- Islam -- Town and cities -- Growth with wealth -- Desert resources -- The riches of the desert -- Herding and ranching -- Traditional farming -- Modern water strategies -- Reshaping the land -- Remote groundwater -- Oil and gas -- Mining and minerals -- Desertification -- The atlas -- The world's deserts -- The Sahara Desert -- East Africa -- The Kalahari and Namib -- The Arabian Peninsula -- Iran, Pakistan and India -- Central Asia -- The Gobi Desert -- Tibet -- The Great Plains -- The Great Basin -- Arizona and California -- Coastal Chile and Peru -- The Andes and Patagonia -- Deserts of Australia -- The challenge of conservation -- Deserts on the brink -- Human impacts -- Exploitation and development -- Desert conservation
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9780195209419
Lccn
92031992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26591594
  • (OCoLC)ocm26591594
Label
Deserts : the encroaching wilderness : a world conservation atlas, edited by Tony Allan and Andrew Warren ; introduction by Mostafa Tolba
Publication
Note
Includes 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
The desert -- What are deserts? -- Why are there deserts? -- Climate -- Deserts of the past -- Water in the desert -- Drought -- The arid landscape -- Desert landforms -- Sculpted by water -- Seas of sand -- Wind erosion -- Soils -- Dust -- Moving sand and dustorms -- Floods -- Life in the desert -- Plant survival -- Smaller plants -- Desert invertebrates -- Mammals -- Adapting to extremes -- The desert ecosystem -- Peoples of the arid world -- Desert peoples -- Shelter -- Shelter: the Islamic tradition -- Clothing -- Food and nutrition -- Tools and implements -- Customs and religion -- Islam -- Town and cities -- Growth with wealth -- Desert resources -- The riches of the desert -- Herding and ranching -- Traditional farming -- Modern water strategies -- Reshaping the land -- Remote groundwater -- Oil and gas -- Mining and minerals -- Desertification -- The atlas -- The world's deserts -- The Sahara Desert -- East Africa -- The Kalahari and Namib -- The Arabian Peninsula -- Iran, Pakistan and India -- Central Asia -- The Gobi Desert -- Tibet -- The Great Plains -- The Great Basin -- Arizona and California -- Coastal Chile and Peru -- The Andes and Patagonia -- Deserts of Australia -- The challenge of conservation -- Deserts on the brink -- Human impacts -- Exploitation and development -- Desert conservation
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9780195209419
Lccn
92031992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26591594
  • (OCoLC)ocm26591594

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