By Siegmar-W. Breckle,Walter Wucherer,Liliya A. Dimeyeva,Nathalia P. Ogar
Having been the fourth greatest lake at the globe approximately 50 years in the past, this present day the Aral Sea not exists. Human actions brought on its desiccation and the formation of a tremendous new wilderness, the Aralkum, which are considered as one of many maximum ecological catastrophes and - while - the biggest basic succession test of mankind.
This quantity brings jointly the result of foreign and interdisciplinary long term experiences at the new barren region surroundings and is split into 4 major sections. the 1st part presents an outline of the actual features of the realm and covers geological, pedological, geomorphological and climatological points and their dynamics, specifically dust-storm dynamics. the second one makes a speciality of the biotic features and highlights the spatial and temporal styles of the natural world. within the 3rd part experiences and initiatives aiming to wrestle desertification by way of phytomelioration and to improve concepts for the conservation of biodiversity are awarded. The e-book is rounded off with a piece offering a synthesis and conclusions.
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Aralkum - a Man-Made Desert: The Desiccated Floor of the Aral Sea (Central Asia): 218 (Ecological Studies) by Siegmar-W. Breckle,Walter Wucherer,Liliya A. Dimeyeva,Nathalia P. Ogar