Is desert settlement economically viable? - theory vs. reality (Negev).

U. Regev

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The economic success of developing a desert depends on water, technological innovation, and the wherewithal to support necessary investment in infrastructure. A desert's location is critical. Where it is close to large centres of population and production, the available space and relative cheapness may stimulate expansion - with the basic principle being that of marginal cost pricing. The Negev illustrates some of the points made. -B.Beeley

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Settling the desert
PublisherGordon & Breach
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1981

Publication series

NameUnknown Journal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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