Rangelands of the Arid and Semi-arid Zones in Uzbekistan

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Editions Quae, 2003 - Science - 426 pages
This abundantly illustrated book presents a panorama of the biodiversity, climatology and flora of the arid zones of Uzbekistan and describes around 150 dominant range species, with their ecology, utilization and range rehabilitation techniques. It should contribute to a better understanding of these little-known arid zones of Central Asia and to the conservation and rational use of their fragile natural resources.
 

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Contents

Forewords
9
The pastoral system
16
of the arid and semiarid zones
50
Range improvement and rehabilitation in Uzbekistan 295
63
Biological and life forms
276
Plants that may cause mechanical injuries to livestock
283
Nature reserves in Uzbekistan 3 13
315
Reserves of riparian forests and wetland ecosystems
322
Reserves in the mountain ecosystem
329
Bibliography
351
Uzbe k glossary
368
Index
405
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