The Arid Zones
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BeschreibungThe hot and temperate deserts and their marginal steppe lands comprise onethird of the land surface of the world and are an increasingly critical area for the economic wellbeing of world populations. The remarkable mechanisms of fl oral, faunal, and human adaptation to the distinct and diffi cult environment of these arid zones, as well as the potential of modern technology for facilitating adaptation, are described and explained by Walton in the light of our most recent knowledge of the phenomena and processes involved.
PortraitKenneth Walton was professor of geography at the University of Aberdeen. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh where he received an M.A. and Ph.D. in Geography and First Class Certificates in Geology and Social Anthropology. Walton has published widely and is the editor of Map Making and Map Interpretation and Field Studies.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ALDINE PUB
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2007
Seitenanzahl: 175 Seiten