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Hardcover Roots in the African Dust: Sustaining the Sub-Saharan Drylands Book

ISBN: 0521451736

ISBN13: 9780521451734

Roots in the African Dust: Sustaining the Sub-Saharan Drylands

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The image of Africa in the modern world has come to be shaped by perceptions of the drylands and their problems of poverty, drought, degradation, and famine. Michael Mortimore offers an alternative and revisionist thesis, dismissing on theoretical and empirical grounds the conventional view of runaway desertification, driven by population growth and inappropriate land use. In its place he suggests a more optimistic model of sustainable land use, based...

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