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Booktitle:

Environmental changes in Botswana's Okavango Delta region: 1849-2001

The role of human factors in the degradation of natural resources in Botswana's Okavango Delta sub-region

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2009-05-22 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-8383-0160-0

ISBN-10:
3838301609
EAN:
9783838301600
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
This book provides an in-depth overview of the role of human factors in the degradation of natural resources in and around Botswana's Okavango Delta. In terms of temporal coverage; two distinct periods comprising the interlude years between 1849 and 1967 and, 1967 and 2001 are covered, with 1967 providing a watershed before which environmental trends are reconstructed on the basis of multi-source historical/archival data sets. For the post-1967 period, declassified intelligence satellite photographs of 1967(CORONA), Landsat imagery for the years 1989, 1994 and 2001, aerial photographs of 1991 and 2000 and collateral information from the literature are used to reconstruct long-term trends in environmental change and to interrogate the nature and outcomes of human-environment interactions. The major insights emerging from this investigation point to naturally induced environmental stress and deteriorating conditions that are being aggravated and fast-forwarded by inappropriate human resource use practices. The thesis concludes by providing a wide range of recommendations and suggestions for the way forward without repeating what is readily available in the literature.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
http://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Hamisai Hamandawana
Number of pages:
652
Published on:
2009-05-22
Stock:
Available
Category:
Geography
Price:
7546.14 руб
Keywords:
"Human-environment interactions", "Long-term change investigation", "Environmental deterioration", Environmental deterioration, Human-environment interactions, Long-term change investigation

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