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By Siegmar-W. Breckle,Walter Wucherer,Liliya A. Dimeyeva,Nathalia P. Ogar

Having been the fourth greatest lake at the globe approximately 50 years in the past, this present day the Aral Sea now not exists. Human actions brought on its desiccation and the formation of a tremendous new wasteland, the Aralkum, which are considered as one of many maximum ecological catastrophes and - while - the most important fundamental succession test of mankind.

This quantity brings jointly the result of overseas and interdisciplinary long term stories at the new desolate tract atmosphere and is split into 4 major sections. the 1st part presents an outline of the actual features of the realm and covers geological, pedological, geomorphological and climatological facets and their dynamics, in particular dust-storm dynamics. the second one specializes in the biotic facets and highlights the spatial and temporal styles of the wildlife. within the 3rd part experiences and tasks aiming to wrestle desertification by way of phytomelioration and to improve suggestions for the conservation of biodiversity are provided. The e-book is rounded off with a piece delivering a synthesis and conclusions.

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