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Modeling Feedbacks Between Water and Vegetation in the North African Climate System

James R. Miller and Gary L. Russell

in Scientists Debate Gaia: The Next Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262194983
eISBN:
9780262283182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262194983.003.0028
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter discusses the importance of water for life on earth and how life itself affects the global hydrologic cycle and, consequently, the climate of the planet. A global climate model is ... More


The Maghreb Connection: Libya and a Desert to Cross

Hans Lucht

in Darkness before Daybreak: African Migrants Living on the Margins in Southern Italy Today

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520270718
eISBN:
9780520950467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270718.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter deals with the lesser-known, though equally deadly, part of the migrant journey to Europe—the dangerous route across the Sahara Desert. The risky trip from Agadez in Niger, across the ... More


Darkness before Daybreak: African Migrants Living on the Margins in Southern Italy Today

Hans Lucht

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520270718
eISBN:
9780520950467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270718.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This book chronicles the lives of a group of fishermen from Ghana who took the long and dangerous journey to Southern Italy in search of work in a cutthroat underground economy. A story that ... More


High Blue: The Great Downshift of Dryness

William deBuys

in A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199778928
eISBN:
9780197563144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199778928.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Mapmakers typically depict the aridlands of the world in colors like buff and buckskin, in contrast to the greens of wetter regions. Their choice is true to reality, ... More


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