Land Degradation: Creation and Destruction (2nd Revised edition)

Land Degradation: Creation and Destruction (2nd Revised edition)

By: Laurence A. Lewis (author), Douglas L. Johnson (author)Hardback

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This up-to-date, second edition of Land Degradation explores substantial decreases in the land's biological productivity or usefulness to humans due to human activities. Case studies cover the history of land degradation, local and regional effects of human interactions with the environment, and both negative and positive aspects of land modification. Extensively illustrated, Land Degradation can be used as the primary text in a course of the same name or as a supplement in courses covering land use, environmental change, and sustainability.

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Douglas L. Johnson is professor of geography at Clark University. Laurence A. Lewis is professor of geography at Clark University.


Chapter 1 1 Land Degradation: Human and Physical Interactions Chapter 2 2 Land Use and Degradation in Historical Perspective Chapter 3 3 The Physical Domain and Land Degradation Chapter 4 4 Human Causes of Land Degradation Chapter 5 5 Land Degradation at the Local Scale Chapter 6 6 Land Degradation: Regional and Global Examples Chapter 7 7 Creative Destruction Chapter 8 8 Land Degradation and Creative Destruction: Retrospective Chapter 9 References

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/07/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780742519473
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 318
  • ID: 9780742519473
  • weight: 821
  • ISBN10: 0742519473
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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