[permaculture] A Guide for Desert and Dryland Restoration David A. Bainbridge NEW BOOK

Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network lakinroe at silcom.com
Sun Jul 22 10:01:16 EDT 2007


A Guide for Desert and Dryland Restoration   David A. Bainbridge NEW BOOK

http://www.islandpress.org/books/results.html

Dryland degradation and desertification now affect almost a billion 
people around the world. Tragically, the biological resources and 
productivity of millions of acres of land are lost to desertification 
each year because people remain unaware of strategies and techniques 
that could improve yields, reduce risk, and begin healing the world's 
deserts. A Guide for Desert and Dryland Restoration is the first book 
to offer practical, field-tested solutions to this critical problem.

The book discusses the ecology of desert plants, explores the causes 
of desertification and land abuse, and outlines the processes and 
procedures needed to evaluate, plan, implement, and monitor desert 
restoration projects. Each chapter represents a guide to a critical 
topic for environmental restoration; extensive photographs, diagrams, 
and drawings give detailed information for immediate application, and 
additional resources are included in appendixes.

A Guide for Desert and Dryland Restoration is the first comprehensive 
book focused on restoring arid regions, and clearly demonstrates that 
arid lands can be successfully rehabilitated. In addition to 
restorationists, the book will be an invaluable resource for anyone 
working in arid lands, including farmers, ranchers, gardeners, 
landscapers, outdoor recreation professionals, and activists.

This book is intended for: restoration practitioners, land managers, 
ranchers, farmers, educators  (web resources will be available for 
teaching this as a semester course), landscapers, gardeners and 
homeowners, and foresters.

"I have tried to include the information I would have liked to have 
when I began work in 1983. Although my work has primarily been in the 
deserts of California the problems and solutions are similar in 
deserts and drylands around the world.".
                                                                            David 
A. Bainbridge, The Author


THE AUTHOR

David A. Bainbridge was educated at the University of California in 
San Diego, Earth Sciences, and U.C. Davis in Ecology. He has 
published 11 books, contributed or written 12 book chapters on 
restoration, resource management, and sustainable building, and more 
than 300 articles and reports.




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