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By Michael R Edelstein

Catastrophe by way of layout: The Aral Sea, classes for Sustainability addresses the affects of the Aral Sea catastrophe. The digital disappearance of what used to be the world’s fourth greatest inland physique of water used to be neither average nor unintentional. It used to be the results of planned coverage judgements. The sea's disappearance is hardly ever the full catastrophe. as an alternative, we discover an accumulation of cascading results, starting with the choice to develop cotton, reached remotely in Moscow, that altered the farming practices surrounding the Aral Sea. Unsustainable offerings led to soil salinization, water toxins and poisonous blowing sands, impacting the total bioregion and past. A distant island used to be used to check organic guns. Uzbekistan, so much particularly Karakalpakstan, used to be the independent republic on the epicenter of the catastrophe. Sustainable customers exist, together with renewable power, permaculture and strengthening the social textile amidst poverty and ecological cave in. This quantity of study in Social difficulties and Public coverage is vital studying for everybody concerned about warding off environmental catastrophe and as a substitute growing livable, sustainable groups. catastrophe via layout is a clarion name and an insightful research of valuable Asia this present day.

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351 351 354 LIST OF MAPS Leslie Raucher Map Map Map Map Map Map Map 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Map of Uzbekistan and Surrounding Area Map of Uzbekistan and Fourteen Administrative Regions Satellite Image of Uzbekistan and Surrounding Area (2010) Satellite Image of Karakalpakstan and Khorezm (2010) Irrigation Canals on the Amu Darya and Syr Darya Irrigation Canals on the Amu Darya by type The shrinking of the Aral Sea (time lapse series 1975-2010) Satellite Image 1975 Satellite Image 1990 Satellite Image 2000 Satellite Image 2005 Satellite Image 2010 ACKNOWLEGMENTS We would like to thank the Global Land Cover Facility for the library of images that made the creation of our maps possible.

34 178 178 180 181 182 Chapter 12 Table 1. Descriptive Statistics on Outputs and Inputs Used in Efficiency Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 Chapter 13 Table 1. Value Added and Virtual Water of Cotton Products in Khorezm, Uzbekistan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 xxxi xxxii LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES Chapter 14 Table 1. Karakalpak and National Demographics Compared . . 237 Chapter 22 Table 1. Number of Settlements Based on Population, Years 1974 and 2004 .

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