by Hutchison, Robert A., Spooner, Bryan, Walsh, Nigel.
A combination of violence and drought has had a pervasive and highly damaging effect on the societies and production systems of this region. This powerful document presents a wide range of social, economic, ecological and historical information and most importantly an expert analysis of the interlinkages. Featuring an impressive array of figures, maps and other data, the book also provides a valuable perspective by placing local influences and forces in a global context. The study presents a changing picture of adaptation, flexibility, and response between the different elements and sets the stage for a frank discussion of likely future trends.