Section V, Unit 1:  Drought and Desertification
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Course Contents
 Contents (Topics to study):
General Concepts and Background on the Biosphere
The American 'Dust Bowl'
Drought Impacts in the US
Desertification and Desertization <http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?tocId=9030060>
Case Studies: 
Biodiversity indicators of desertization <http://www.desertification.it/doc/ASINARA%20WEB/20sorlini.htm>
Desertification and drylands development in CIS countries <http://www.fao.org/docrep/T4410E/t4410e06.htm>
Desertification - a threat to the Sahel   <http://www.eden-foundation.org/project/desertif.html>
Deserts and Resources
Drought: the Creeping Disaster 
Drought in Florida
Hazards: El Niño Phenomenon
Case Histories:
The Sahel Disaster <http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/explore/sahel/sahel_overview_lo.html>
<http://www.fiu.edu/~longoria/gly3034-sp/gly3034sp/sahel.htm>
The Mojave Desert
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