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China's Pastoral Region: Sheep and Wool, Minority Nationalities, Rangeland Degradation and Sustainable Development
     

China's Pastoral Region: Sheep and Wool, Minority Nationalities, Rangeland Degradation and Sustainable Development

by John W. Longworth, G. J. Williamson
 

This book is about preserving and improving the livelihood of pastoral communities in northern and north western China. The focus is on sheep and wool; on people who raise the sheep, especially minority nationalities; and on degradation of the rangelands on which the animals and ultimately the herdsmen and their families depend. Since the book is based on extensive

Overview

This book is about preserving and improving the livelihood of pastoral communities in northern and north western China. The focus is on sheep and wool; on people who raise the sheep, especially minority nationalities; and on degradation of the rangelands on which the animals and ultimately the herdsmen and their families depend. Since the book is based on extensive fieldwork spanning four and a half years, it is unique in that it presents a comprehensive picture of a remote but fascinating and increasingly important part of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851988900
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
12/01/1993
Series:
Cabi Series
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 9.94(h) x 1.10(d)

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University of Queensland

Department of Primary Industries, Queensland

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