In many of the arid regions of the world, one can discover vast areas of deserted agricultural terraces, ruins of farms and ghost cities, all flourished during historical periods. In some places, one can see traces of later attempts to resettle these areas, but except for some impoverished nomad communities nothing survived. The question, which comes to the mind of the tourist walking through the streets of the deserted cities, climbing the ruined dams and terraces is whether these areas can be resettled? It is the opinion of the author of the present chapter that the answer depends on the understanding of the reasons for the desertion of these areas. As long as the answer continues to be incorrect, conclusions with regard to the way in which to resettle these regions will be erroneous too, and thus failure will be also the result of future attempts.
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- The Past as a Key for the Future in Resettling the Desert
Arie S. Issar
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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