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The Impact of Climate Change on Drylands - With a Focus on West Africa (Hardcover, 2004 ed.): A.J Dietz, R Ruben, A. Verhagen The Impact of Climate Change on Drylands - With a Focus on West Africa (Hardcover, 2004 ed.)
A.J Dietz, R Ruben, A. Verhagen
R7,541 R6,083 Discovery Miles 60 830 Save R1,458 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sahelian West Africa has recovered from the disastrous droughts of the 1970s and 1980s. People have learned to adapt to risk and uncertainty in fragile dryland environments. They, as well as global change scientists, are worried about the impact of climate change on these West African drylands. What do the experiences of the last thirty years say about the preparedness for higher temperatures, lower rainfall, and even more variability? Detailed studies on Dryland West Africa as a whole, and on Burkina Faso, Mali and Northern Ghana in particular show an advanced coping behaviour and increased adaptation, but also major differences in vulnerability and coping potential. Climate change preparedness programmes have only just started and require more robust support, and more specific social targeting, for a population which is rapidly growing, even more rapidly urbanising, and further integrating in a globalised economy.

This book is the first of its kind with a comprehensive analysis of climate change experiences in West African drylands, with attention for pathways of change and the diversity of adaptation options available. This book is of interest to scientists studying global and climate change, especially dealing with issues of adaptation. Social scientists, economists, geographers and policy makers concerned with West Africa should also read this book.

Global Environmental Change and Land Use (Hardcover, 2003 ed.): Han Haarman, A. Verhagen, C.A. Rovers Global Environmental Change and Land Use (Hardcover, 2003 ed.)
Han Haarman, A. Verhagen, C.A. Rovers
R2,141 Discovery Miles 21 410 Out of stock

The interaction between environmental change and human activities is com plex, requiring the concepts and tools of a number of disciplines for its effective analysis. Land-use and land-cover change has only recently become a topic susceptible to scientific research, as these concepts and tools have been devel oped and made available. Rooted in a broad community concemed with global change, systematic research has begun into land-use systems at different scales and interactions, and their links with global cyc1es of water, nitrogen and carbon are being explored. Partly based on research initiated by the Dutch National Research Programme on Global Air PolIution and Climate Change (NRP), this book touches upon various land-use and land-cover issues in relation to global environmental change. In addition to the biogeochemical cyc1es, land as a car rier for functions of economic activities, food and fibre production and energy production via biomass are discussed. Crucial in studying land use is human behaviour and man-environment interaction at different scales. Land-use and land-cover change is an important contrlbutor of greenhouse gasses as these activities directly interfere with the carbon, nitrogen and water cyc1es. These cyc1es are connected through numerous feedback loops. The interface of land-use and c1imate is essentially determined by the interaction of man and the environment. Man uses land primarily to produce food; a relatively small area is needed for urban development.

Tumor Und Graviditat (German, Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1974): A. Verhagen Tumor Und Graviditat (German, Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1974)
A. Verhagen
R1,219 Discovery Miles 12 190 Out of stock

Das Ziel vorliegender Studie ist es, moeglichst umfassend die Veroef- fentlichungen uber das Zusammentreffen von Graviditat und Tumor zu erfassen. Einmal um die in der Literatur niedergelegten Erfah- rungen zu sammeln und zum anderen, um dem behandelnden Arzt diese Erfahrungen fur seine eigenen therapeutischen Schlussfolgerun- gen an die Hand zu geben, da fast jeder Arzt bei seiner Arbeit mit dem Problem der Schwangerschaft bei einem Tumor befasst wird. Bei der Arbeit mit diesem weitverzweigten Themenkreis wurde sehr deut- lich, wie vielseitig die Kasuistik ist. Es wurde weiterhin klar, dass die Erfahrung des Einzelnen sich eben nur an Einzelfallen orientieren kann, wahrend auf der anderen Seite gerade nur das Zusammenfassen der Kasuistik diesen Mangel an persoenlicher und weitreichender Er- fahrung auszugleichen vermag. Diese bei der Bearbeitung der Litera- tur gemachte Erkenntnis deckt sich mit der Ansicht von K. H. BAUER, der 1963 in seinem Buch "Das Krebsproblem" darauf hinwies, dass eine UEbersicht und Schlussfolgerungen zu dem Thema "Tumor und Graviditat" nur moeglich sind, wenn die vorliegenden Veroeffentlichun- gen zusammengefasst werden, da der Einzelne in keinem Fall uber ausreichende Erfahrungen verfugt. Da das Zusammentreffen von Tumor und Graviditat den ganzen Bereich der Medizin erfasst, musste jeweils auf die Vergleichszahlen bei der unkomplizierten Erkrankung zuruckgegriffen werden, um ver- gleichbare Angaben zu haben. Dabei waren die Heilungsziffern nicht aus der jungsten Zeit vergleichbar, da der Zeitraum der Kasuistik fast 100 Jahre umfasst.

The Impact of Climate Change on Drylands - With a Focus on West Africa (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed.... The Impact of Climate Change on Drylands - With a Focus on West Africa (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2004)
A.J Dietz, R Ruben, A. Verhagen
R8,362 Discovery Miles 83 620 Out of stock

Sahelian West Africa has recovered from the disastrous droughts of the 1970s and 1980s. People have learned to adapt to risk and uncertainty in fragile dryland environments. They, as well as global change scientists, are worried about the impact of climate change on these West African drylands. What do the experiences of the last thirty years say about the preparedness for higher temperatures, lower rainfall, and even more variability? Detailed studies on Dryland West Africa as a whole, and on Burkina Faso, Mali and Northern Ghana in particular show an advanced coping behaviour and increased adaptation, but also major differences in vulnerability and coping potential. Climate change preparedness programmes have only just started and require more robust support, and more specific social targeting, for a population which is rapidly growing, even more rapidly urbanising, and further integrating in a globalised economy.

This book is the first of its kind with a comprehensive analysis of climate change experiences in West African drylands, with attention for pathways of change and the diversity of adaptation options available. This book is of interest to scientists studying global and climate change, especially dealing with issues of adaptation. Social scientists, economists, geographers and policy makers concerned with West Africa should also read this book.

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