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Vanishing Land and Water is about soil and water management in arid lands.  In the Sahelian region of Africa, as in many other arid regions, arable land is vanishing due to erosion and a decrease in available water.  A group of artisans and villagers in one area of the Sahel are winnng the struggle against vanishing land and water.  This book explains the reasons behind the problems and the methods which have benn evolved to comcome them, with detailed descriptions and diagrams of the construction of the terraces, channels, ditches, barrages, gabions, wells, boreholes, pumps and other lifting devices employed.

Publication Details

  • Publisher: MacMillan Publishers in association with Terres et vie,
  • ISBN-10: 2871050074
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333445976
  • Dewey Decimal: 333.910
  • ECHO Library: 333.910 CHL
  • ECHO Asia Library: SB.021