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by Dr. Kate B. Showers Ph.D

Free eBook Imperial Gullies: Soil Erosion and Conservation in Lesotho (Ecology  History) download ISBN: 0821416146
Author: Dr. Kate B. Showers Ph.D
Publisher: Ohio University Press; 1 edition (April 5, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 376
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Africa
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Kate Showers's book on soil erosion in Lesotho has been in gestation for . Section 3, "Perceptions of Erosion and Conservation" (three chapters), explains the reasons for soil conservation intervention b.

Kate Showers's book on soil erosion in Lesotho has been in gestation for twenty-five years. It has now emerged as a work of mature scholarship that sets a benchmark. Showers is a soil scientist by training, not a historian. Indeed, Imperial Gullies is a most useful history of Lesotho because it takes as its starting point the crux of the human-landscape interface: the relationship with the soil. Section 3, "Perceptions of Erosion and Conservation" (three chapters), explains the reasons for soil conservation intervention by the British authorities and describes the rationale that was offered for contour bank construction.

Imperial Gullies book Showers reconstructs the history Once the grain basket for South Africa, much of Lesotho has become a scarred and treeless.

Imperial Gullies book. Showers reconstructs the history Once the grain basket for South Africa, much of Lesotho has become a scarred and treeless wasteland. The nation's spectacular gullying has concerned environmentalists and conservationists for more than half a century, In Imperial Gullies: Soil Erosion and Conservation in Lesotho, Kate B. Showers documents the truth behind this devastation.

Imperial Gullies aims to reconstruct the history of soil erosion in what is commonly described as one of the most damaged .

Imperial Gullies aims to reconstruct the history of soil erosion in what is commonly described as one of the most damaged landscapes in the world

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Academic & Professional Books Ecology Soils & Soil Ecology. Imperial Gullies Soil Erosion and Conservation in Lesotho. Once the grain basket for South Africa, much of Lesotho has become a scarred and treeless wasteland. In 'Imperial Gullies: Soil Erosion and Conservation in Lesotho', Kate B. Showers documents the causes of this devastation. Showers is a soil scientist by training, not a historian Indeed, Imperial Gullies is a most useful history of Lesotho because i.

Showers reconstructs the history of the landscape, beginning with a history of the soil.

book by Kate B. Showers. Showers reconstructs the history of the landscape, beginning with a history of the soil.

Imperial Gullies: Soil Erosion and Conservation in Lesotho. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2005. xxix + 346 pp. Photographs. Full text views reflects the number of PDF downloads, PDFs sent to Google Drive, Dropbox and Kindle and HTML full text views. Total number of HTML views: 0. Total number of PDF views: 0 .

Showers, Kate Barger. Imperial gullies: soil erosion and conservation in Lesotho. Defending the Land of the Jaguar: a History of Conservation in Mexico. Athens: Ohio University Press. Depression, Dust Bowl, Demography, and Drought: The Colonial State and Soil Conservation in East Africa during the 1930s," African Affairs, 83: 321-43. The Seed Blows About in Every Breeze : Noxious Weed Eradication in the Cape Colony, 1860-1909. Journal of Southern African Studies 26, no. 4: 655-674. Austin: University of Texas Press.

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Once the grain basket for South Africa, much of Lesotho has become a scarred and treeless wasteland. The nation's spectacular gullying has concerned environmentalists and conservationists for more than half a century, In Imperial Gullies: Soil Erosion and Conservation in Lesotho, Kate B. Showers documents the truth behind this devastation. Showers reconstructs the history of the landscape, beginning with a history of the soil. She concludes that Lesotho's distinctive erosion chasms, called dongas, often cited as an example of destructive land-use practices by African farmers, actually were caused by colonial and postcolonial practices. The residents of Lesotho emerge as victims of a failed technology. Their efforts to mitigate or resist implementation of destructive soil conservation engineering works were thwarted, and they were blamed for the consequences of policies promoted by international soil conservationists since the 1930s. Imperial Gullies calls for an observational, experimental and, most importantly, a fully consultative and participatory approach to address Lesotho's serious contemporary problems of soil erosion. The first book to bring to center stage the historical practice of colonial soil science and a cautionary tale of western science in unfamiliar terrain it will interest a broad, interdisciplinary audience in African and environmental studies, social sciences, and history. "Showers shows how local people understood that colonial contour conservation methods and road building actually stimulated gully erosion, something colonial scientists failed to realize. Overall it is undoubtedly one of the most important books written to date on any part of the environmental history of Africa. Moreover it stands out in the discipline of environmental history in general as an unusually sophisticated work of great insight and explanatory power."---Richard H. Grove, author of Green Imperialism: Colonial Expansion, Tropical Island Edens and the Origins of Environmentalism, 1600-1860 Kate B. Showers is a visiting research fellow and senior research associate at the Centre for World Environmental History, University of Sussex, England. She has lived in rural Lesotho and has served as head of research, Institute of Southern African Studies, National University of Lesotho.