Desertification includes land degradation due to both climatic and anthropogenic causes, where land includes water, soil, and the biosphere. This book presents the most recent findings from the European Community's MEDALUS project, which was formed to understand and manage semi-arid environments that are undergoing great change.
* Covers climate and land use processes and responses in the Mediterranean
* First book to provide guidelines for the management of land degradation in Mediterranean environments
* Based on first-hand experience of the problems by those responsible for solving them
Keywords: SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology SCI031000