This book represents a collection of papers on the subject of the creation of desert-like conditions as a result of human or natural causes. It provides considerable reference material for those interested in pursuing the various subtopics in greater depth.
1. The U.N. and Desertification: Dealing with a Global Problem 2. The Nature and Causes of Desertization 3. The Other Energy Crisis 4. Ecological Deterioration: Local-Level Rule-Making and Enforcement Problems in Niger 5. Rainfall Statistics, Droughts, and Desertification in the Sahel 6. Ocean Deserts and Ocean Oase 7. Climate, Desertification, and Human Activities 8. Desertification and Population: Sub-Saharan Africa 9. Principal Problems of Desert Land Reclamation in the U.S.S.R. 10. Interim Report of the South African Drought Investigation Commission 11. Pastoral Development in Somalia: Herding Cooperatives as a Strategy against Desertification and Famine 12. Climate and Weather Modification in and around Arid Lands in Africa