This book provides a profound geographical description and analysis of Central Asia. The authors take a synthetic approach in a period of critical transformation in the post-soviet time. The monograph analyzes comprehensively the physical and human geography as well as human-nature interactions of Central Asia with focus on Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Natural processes are described at a systemic scale, focusing on ecological impacts and consequences and contemporary human adaptations and organization. It also discusses in which ways the human organizations try to apply solutions for their needs such as security, territorial management and resources renewability, material and functional needs, identity elaborations, culture and communication. TheGeography of Central Asiaappeals to scientists and students of regional geography and interested academics from other areas such as social, political, economic and environmental studies within the context ofCentral Asia. The book is also a very useful resource for field trips into this area

The Geography of Central Asia. Human Adaptations, Natural Processes and Post-Soviet Transition

Jelen, Igor
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Silvestri, Tommaso;
2020

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This book provides a profound geographical description and analysis of Central Asia. The authors take a synthetic approach in a period of critical transformation in the post-soviet time. The monograph analyzes comprehensively the physical and human geography as well as human-nature interactions of Central Asia with focus on Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Natural processes are described at a systemic scale, focusing on ecological impacts and consequences and contemporary human adaptations and organization. It also discusses in which ways the human organizations try to apply solutions for their needs such as security, territorial management and resources renewability, material and functional needs, identity elaborations, culture and communication. TheGeography of Central Asiaappeals to scientists and students of regional geography and interested academics from other areas such as social, political, economic and environmental studies within the context ofCentral Asia. The book is also a very useful resource for field trips into this area
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