• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
The Ordos Plateau of China: An Endangered Environment - Studies on Critical Environmental Regions (Paperback)
  • The Ordos Plateau of China: An Endangered Environment - Studies on Critical Environmental Regions (Paperback)
zoom

The Ordos Plateau of China: An Endangered Environment - Studies on Critical Environmental Regions (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£21.50
Paperback Published: 01/11/1999
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
The Ordos Plateau of China is an account of the regional human-environmental history of the Ordos Plateau, a dryland region inhabited by Chinese farmers and Mongolian shepherds. The book surveys the environmental change (i.e. changes in vegetation and soil) during 1942-92, it also examines such societal factors as government policy, resource use institutions, economics, population, and cultural attitudes and beliefs; and investigates how these factors have contributed to environmental change in th Ordos Plateau. Throughout the discussion, the author retains keen awareness of the intricate interrelations among the environmental and societal factors. Following the theoretical framework of human dimensions of regional environmental change, this book seeks to contribute to the understanding of human-environment relationships in the Chinese socio-political and historical contexts. The Ordos Plateau of China is among a few books written on China's regional human-environmental issues by a Chinese- and US-trained geographer in recent years. It reflects a combination of the Chinese strength in regional environmental studies and the western tradition of nature-society geography. Based primarily on first-hand materials, and other documents that are not readily accessible in English, this book provides a richly contextualized account of Ordos environmental history and its relationship with society, to the English-speaking world. It also helps the reader to better understand human-environmental issues in China in general.

Publisher: Brookings Institution
ISBN: 9789280810356
Weight: 20 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm

You may also be interested in...

Exploring the Cornish Coast
Added to basket
Rivers of Belfast - A History
Added to basket
Secrets of the Irish Landscape
Added to basket
The Iveragh Peninsula
Added to basket
Oxford
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Making Of The British Landscape
Added to basket
The Geology Of Cornwall
Added to basket
Northumberland
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
Pastoralism and Development in Africa
Added to basket
Northamptonshire
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
Hertfordshire
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
Buckinghamshire
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
Cities
Added to basket
£15.99
Paperback
Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.