Publisher description for Land degradation : development and breakdown of terrestrial environments / C.J. Barrow.


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Counter Land degradation is fast becoming recognized as a key issue for world conservation as we approach the end of the twentieth century. The complex relationship between human development and the environment is explored, with particular emphasis on the causes of land degradation processes. Written as an introduction to the topic, this book provides a clear and timely synthesis of our current understanding of the phenomenon of land degradation.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Nature Effect of human beings on, Land degradation, Pollution Environmental aspects, Soil conservation