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dc.contributor.editorMol, Lisa
dc.contributor.editorSternberg, Troy
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-19T04:02:47Z
dc.date.available2022-03-19T04:02:47Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.submitted2022-03-18T05:32:24Z
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/53444
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/79512
dc.description.abstractDeserts – vast, empty places where time appears to stand still. The very word conjures images of endless seas of sand, blistering heat and a virtual absence of life. However, deserts encompass a large variety of landscapes and life beyond our stereotypes. As well as magnificent Saharan dunes under blazing sun, the desert concept encompasses the intensely cold winters of the Gobi, the snow-covered expanse of Antarctica and the rock-strewn drylands of Pakistan. Deserts are environments in perpetual flux and home to peoples as diverse as their surroundings, peoples who grapple with a broad spectrum of cultural, political and environmental issues as they wrest livelihoods from marginal lands. The cultures, environments and histories of deserts, while fundamentally entangled, are rarely studied as part of a network. To bring different disciplines together, the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Deserts Conference in March 2010 brought together a wide range of researchers from backgrounds as varied as physics, history, archaeology anthropology, geology and geography. This volume draws on the diversity of papers presented to give an overview of current research in deserts and drylands. Readers are invited to explore the wide range of desert environments and peoples and the ever-evolving challenges they face.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::W Lifestyle, sport & leisure::WN Natural history::WNW The Earth: natural history general
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBG General & world history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::W Lifestyle, sport & leisure::WN Natural history
dc.subject.otherNature
dc.subject.otherEcosystems & Habitats
dc.subject.otherDeserts
dc.subject.otherHistory
dc.subject.otherEssays
dc.subject.otherNature
dc.subject.otherEssays
dc.titleChanging Deserts
dc.title.alternativeIntegrating People and their Environment
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3197/9781912186310.book
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy01db4a63-594a-49c5-af57-a8ab8ea63c34
oapen.relation.isFundedByKnowledge Unlatched
oapen.relation.isbn9781912186310
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintThe White Horse Press
dc.number7283
dc.relationisFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9


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