A History of Land Use in Mongolia: The Thirteenth Century to by Elizabeth Endicott

By Elizabeth Endicott

An illustrated heritage of the pastoral nomadic lifestyle in Mongolia, this ebook examines the various demanding situations that Mongolian herders proceed to stand within the fight over normal assets within the post-socialist loose marketplace period.

Show description

Read Online or Download A History of Land Use in Mongolia: The Thirteenth Century to the Present PDF

Best natural resources books

The Next Green Revolution: Essential Steps to a Healthy, Sustainable Agriculture

We are utilizing this booklet in our sustainable agriculture classification and to date it has been very insightful and informative. plenty of significant info and facts from a guy who has been on either side of the agriculture fence. waiting for the remainder of the learn.

Improving Natural Resource Management: Ecological and Political Models

The choice to enforce environmental safeguard recommendations is a political one. those, and different political and social judgements impact the stability of the surroundings and the way the purpose of equilibrium wanted is to be reached. This publication develops a stochastic, temporal version of ways political methods effect and are motivated through atmosphere strategies and appears at how to define the main politically possible plan for coping with an at-risk environment.

Practice of Sustainable Community Development: A Participatory Framework for Change

Traditional humans, group leaders, or even corporations and firms nonetheless don't absolutely understand the interconnected, “big photograph” dynamics of sustainability concept and motion. In exploring capability to turn into extra sustainable, members and teams desire a reference within which to border discussions in order that they can be correct, academic, and winning whilst applied.

Special Types of Life Cycle Assessment

This ebook provides specialized tools and instruments equipped on classical LCA. within the first book-length review, their significance for the extra progress and alertness of LCA is established for one of the most well-known species of this rising development: Carbon footprinting; Water footprinting; Eco-efficiency overview; source potency evaluate; Input-output and hybrid LCA; fabric circulate research; Organizational LCA.

Extra resources for A History of Land Use in Mongolia: The Thirteenth Century to the Present

Sample text

Based on his interviews with local inhabitants in the South Gobi, Simukov estimated 30 A History of Land Use in Mongolia that a large-scale drought generally occurred every 25–30 years, while smaller, more localized droughts occurred once every 4–5 years. In spite of the ever-looming threat of drought, the Gobi landscape in Simukov’s time as well as nowadays supports a variety of herd animals. Simukov described the camel as the chief herd animal in the Gobi, and he estimated that 64 percent of all camels in the Mongolian People’s Republic (MPR) were pastured on Gobi lands.

The nutritious natural forage of the Gobi traditionally has supported all of Mongolia’s so-called five animals (tabun khoshighun mal )—sheep, goats, camel, horses, and cows (a category that includes yaks and khainag or yak-cow hybrids). Cows, however, have been and continue to be the least numerous of the five animals on account of the difficulty they encounter grazing in the short and sparse Gobi grasses. The number of goats, on the other extreme, has grown to unprecedented levels since the introduction of free market reforms in the early 1990s in response to the global market for cashmere, the fibers from a goat’s undercoat.

Mongolia’s Regions 35 to heat the ger and to provide fuel for cooking. The use of dried animal dung is an environmentally sound methodology practiced by pastoral nomads past and present throughout Central Eurasia. 1). The collection of argal is generally women’s and children’s work. 2). The availability of firewood varies by region in Mongolia, and thus the ratio of argal to wood as fuel to warm the ger varies as well. The Gobi, for instance, differs from other regions in herders’ dependence upon shrubs as fuel.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.98 of 5 – based on 40 votes