Desert Dune Sand and its Potential for Modern Agricultural Development

Haim Tsoar, Yehuda Zohar

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Active sand dunes occur in several large sand seas (ergs) that cover an area of about 4 000 000 km2 in the big deserts of the Sahara, Arabia, Asia, South Africa and Australia (Figure 1). Other areas of the same deserts, about 2 000 000 km2 in all, are covered by fixed sand (Wilson, 1973). These vast areas are the largest potential reserves of soil for agriculture for the overpopulated world.
Original languageEnglish GB
Title of host publicationDesert Development: Man and Technology in Sparselands
EditorsYehuda Gradus
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9789400953963
StatePublished - 1985

Publication series

NameThe GeoJournal Library


  • Sand Dune
  • Coastal Dune
  • Sand Sheet
  • Coastal Sand Dune
  • Barchan Dune


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