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This publication is set desertification. the writer describes plants degradation as part of the necessary strategy of wilderness atmosphere degradation in principal Asia below the effect of human actions. A connection is made among political and social elements and degradation of desolate tract environments in historic viewpoint. Fragile desolate tract ecosystems undergo to start with from the lack of crops. flora and fauna is lowered, productiveness of wasteland rangelands fall and the folks additionally be afflicted by a scarcity of nutrition. The after-effect of this approach is catastrophic, not just for the desolate tract itself but in addition for the folk residing within the wasteland. a number of measures also are mentioned within the booklet for conservation of barren region crops and rehabilitation of barren region lands.

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0 Environmental pollution and techogenic desertification severely increased in Kazakhstan during the last 10 years (Baitulin & Bekturova, 1997). Soil pollution is caused by atmospheric effluents from industrial centers (more than 4 min. The quantity of chemical pollution in soils around industrial centers doubled every ten years. 3 thousand hectares, especially around industrial centers, and oil and gas pipelines . Space launching and military sites of the former USSR, occupying 6% of the Kazakhstan territory are also numerous foci of environmental pollution.

In this section we want to describe the features of soils which predetermine the stability of arid ecosystems and their vulnerability to desertification processes. These features represent the inherent risk of desertification . According to "Soil map of Central Asian Republics" (Lobova, 1971 ), the following soils are common in the plains of Central Asia: Gray brown typical Gray brown solonetc-like Gray brown solonachak-like Deserttakyr-like Desert takyr-like saline Takyr. Desert sandy soils. Gray brown soils are mainly common in the Usturt and on the Krasnovodsk peninsula , in the Transunguz Karakum and the south Kyzylkum, as well as on piedmont plains.

Taking this country as an example the prophet warned Egypt for its excessive vanity and haughtiness (Ezekiel 32 :15). The same misfortune could overtake Egypt if its conduct did not change. Chaikovsky. He found this confirmation in the 35 HISTORIC INTERACTION OF DESERT AND SOCIETY Figure 3. 1. Uzboi, the ancient river channal. Photo by A. Prishchepa . 2. Reconstruction of the ancient river system in Central Asia by Chaikovski (1884), transferred to modern map by N. Kharin. 36 N. G. KHARIN Veda, the sacred book of Hindus.

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