Natural Resources In Afghanistan: Geographic And Geologic Perspectives On Centuries Of Conflict

Hardcover | July 28, 2014

byJohn F. ShroderEditorJohn F. Shroder

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Natural Resources in Afghanistan: Geographic and Geologic Perspectives on Centuries of Conflict details Afghanistan's physical geography namely climate, soils, vegetation, water, hazards, and basic geologic background and terrain landforms together with details of its rich natural resources, ethnic problems, and relevant past histories. The book couples these details with the challenges of environmental degradation and new environmental management and protection, all of which are considered finally in both pessimistic and optimistic modes. The reader comes away with a nuanced understanding of the issues that are likely to have great affect for this pivotal region of the world for decades to come. With an estimated $1-3 trillion dollars of ore in the ground, and multiple cross-reinforcing cancellations of big Asian power machinations China, India, Iran, Pakistan , Afghanistan has an opportunity to gain more economic independence. At the same time, however, historic forces of negativity also pull it back toward the chaos and uncertainty that has defined the country and constrained its economic progress for decades. Authored by the world's foremost expert on the geology and geomorphology of Afghanistan and its lucrative natural resources Aids in the understanding of the physical environment, natural hazards, climate-change situations, and natural resources in one of the most geographically diverse and dangerous terrains in the world Provides new concepts of resource-corridor development in a country with no indigenous expertise of its resources

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Natural Resources in Afghanistan: Geographic and Geologic Perspectives on Centuries of Conflict details Afghanistan's physical geography namely climate, soils, vegetation, water, hazards, and basic geologic background and terrain landforms together with details of its rich natural resources, ethnic problems, and relevant past histories...

John (Jack) F. Shroder graduated from Union College's Geology Program in 1961, received a Masters degree at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst in 1963, and a doctorate at the University of Utah in 1967. His first academic job was two years at the University of Malawi in Africa, before he joined the faculty at the University of N...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:592 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 28, 2014Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128001356

ISBN - 13:9780128001356

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Part I. Geography and Geology of Afghanistan Rock & Landform Jigsaw Puzzles & Mosaic Terrains of Torment Soils & Vegetation Watersheds of Want Ethnic Patchworks Transportation issues Hazards & DisastersPart II. Resources: Bones of Contention and Possible Solutions to Interminable War Border Fixing Amir Abdu Rahman Khan's View of Borders & British Manipulation China Border - Terrain and Resources British India/Pakistan Border Persia/Iran Border Russian/ Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan Border Lost Resource Chances Mineral Resources Rich Resources Air & Space Technology in Resource Delineation Resource Corridor DevelopmentPart III. Afghanistan Environment & Development Environment and Development Issues Environmental Degradation Environmental Protection Water and Climate ChangePart IV. Afghanistan in Future Geographic Neighbors and Resources The Resource Corridors Work/Afghanistan Recovers