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dc.contributor.authorSung-Chiao, Chao
dc.contributor.authorChin, Han
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-22T17:40:49Z
dc.date.available2017-02-22T17:40:49Z
dc.date.issued1981
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/72418
dc.descriptionThe International Center for Arid and Semiarid Land Studies (ICASALS) at Texas Tech University was created in 1966 to promote the university's special mission of the interdisciplinary study of arid and semiarid environments and the human relationship to these environments from an international perspective. The purpose of ICASALS is to stimulate, coordinate and implement teaching, research, and public service activieis concerning all aspects of the world's arid and semiarid regions, their people and their problems.
dc.descriptionICASALS is a component of the Office of International Affairs (OIA) at Texas Tech University.
dc.descriptionICASALS brings together the sciences, technologies, humanities, and arts, with a particular emphasis on applied research and education concerning those regions where loss of productivity and declining water resources are of tremendous significance to the inhabitants and the economies involved.
dc.descriptionICASALS was established in August of 1966 by the Texas Board of Directors through a unanimous decision. President Grover Murray was inspired to create a special international mission for Tech during his travels to North Africa. He intended for ICASALS to bring world-wide distinction to the University and to involve the efforts of all the educational departments and resources. The geographic location of Texas Tech made the study of arid and semiarid lands appropriate. Since one-third of Earth is considered to be an arid or semiarid region, ICASALS would stimulate and coordinate research to help increase the productivity of these areas and the people living in them. ICASALS provides a means by which Texas Tech University is able to make global contributions.
dc.descriptionI. The Sandy Deserts and the Gobi: A Preliminary Study of their Origin and Evolution.
dc.descriptionII. Large-Scale Agricultural Reclamation in the Tarim Valley and its Impact on Arid Environment.
dc.format.extent54 pdf pages.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subject.lcshArid Land
dc.subject.lcshArid regions.
dc.subject.lcshSemiarid regions
dc.subject.lcshLubbock (Tex.)
dc.subject.lcshTexas Tech University
dc.titleDesert Lands of China: ICASALS Publication No. 81-1.en_US
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