By David A Bainbridge
A Guide for Desert and Dryland Restoration, published in 2007, is the first book to offer practical, field-tested solutions to the critical problem of dryland degradation and desertification. Author David Bainbridge has spent more than 25 years actively involved in restoring lands across the American Southwest. This book presents the results of his years of fieldwork, as well as research and experience from scientists and practitioners around the globe. It discusses the ecology of desert plants, explores the causes of desertification and land abuse, and outlines the processes and procedures needed to evaluate, plan, implement, and monitor desert restoration projects. It sets forth economical and practical field-tested solutions for understanding site characteristics, selecting and growing plants, and ensuring that they survive with a minimal amount of water and care.
About the Author
David Bainbridge is Associate Professor at the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management at Alliant International University in San Diego, CA. He has written almost 300 articles and six books, including Straw Bale House Book (Chelsea Green, 1994), which sold more than 100,000 copies.
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