Natural Resources in Afghanistan

Natural Resources in Afghanistan
Author: John F. Shroder
Publsiher: Elsevier Science Limited
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2014-07-21
ISBN 10: 9780128001356
ISBN 13: 0128001356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Resources in Afghanistan Book Review:

Natural Resources in Afghanistan: Geographic and Geologic Perspectives on Centuries of Conflict details Afghanistan's physical geography - namely climate, soils, vegetation, water, hazards, and basic geologic background and terrain landforms - together with details of its rich natural resources, ethnic problems, and relevant past histories. The book couples these details with the challenges of environmental degradation and new environmental management and protection, all of which are considered finally in both pessimistic and optimistic modes. The reader comes away with a nuanced understanding of the issues that are likely to have great affect for this pivotal region of the world for decades to come. With an estimated $1-3 trillion dollars of ore in the ground, and multiple cross-reinforcing cancellations of big Asian power machinations (China, India, Iran, Pakistan), Afghanistan has an opportunity to gain more economic independence. At the same time, however, historic forces of negativity also pull it back toward the chaos and uncertainty that has defined the country and constrained its economic progress for decades. Authored by the world's foremost expert on the geology and geomorphology of Afghanistan and its lucrative natural resources Aids in the understanding of the physical environment, natural hazards, climate-change situations, and natural resources in one of the most geographically diverse and dangerous terrains in the world Provides new concepts of resource-corridor development in a country with no indigenous expertise of its resources

Natural Resources in Afghanistan

Natural Resources in Afghanistan
Author: John F. Shroder
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2014-06-04
ISBN 10: 0128005459
ISBN 13: 9780128005453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Resources in Afghanistan Book Review:

Natural Resources in Afghanistan: Geographic and Geologic Perspectives on Centuries of Conflict details Afghanistan's physical geography — namely climate, soils, vegetation, water, hazards, and basic geologic background and terrain landforms — together with details of its rich natural resources, ethnic problems, and relevant past histories. The book couples these details with the challenges of environmental degradation and new environmental management and protection, all of which are considered finally in both pessimistic and optimistic modes. The reader comes away with a nuanced understanding of the issues that are likely to have great affect for this pivotal region of the world for decades to come. With an estimated $1-3 trillion dollars of ore in the ground, and multiple cross-reinforcing cancellations of big Asian power machinations (China, India, Iran, Pakistan), Afghanistan has an opportunity to gain more economic independence. At the same time, however, historic forces of negativity also pull it back toward the chaos and uncertainty that has defined the country and constrained its economic progress for decades. Authored by the world’s foremost expert on the geology and geomorphology of Afghanistan and its lucrative natural resources Aids in the understanding of the physical environment, natural hazards, climate-change situations, and natural resources in one of the most geographically diverse and dangerous terrains in the world Provides new concepts of resource-corridor development in a country with no indigenous expertise of its resources

Energy and Natural Resources in Afghanistan

Energy and Natural Resources in Afghanistan
Author: Campbell Secord
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1965*
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:13245966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy and Natural Resources in Afghanistan Book Review:

The Natural Resources of Afghanistan

The Natural Resources of Afghanistan
Author: Aloys Arthur Michel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 46
Release: 1960*
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:822959961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Development of Petroleum Resources in Afghanistan Since the First Petroleum Symposium

The Development of Petroleum Resources in Afghanistan Since the First Petroleum Symposium
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 6
Release: 1962
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105028769730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Development of Petroleum Resources in Afghanistan Since the First Petroleum Symposium Book Review:

Afghanistan

Afghanistan
Author: Asim Yousafzai
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2014-01-13
ISBN 10: 9781494992583
ISBN 13: 1494992582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Afghanistan Book Review:

There is a long list of books available on the Afghan crisis but each highlights a specific issue. There is no comprehensive book which summarizes the events leading to the Afghan war of 2001 and beyond. This book has been written to fill in that void. This book provides an overview of the Afghan conflict and explains why it has become a 'Graveyard of Empires'. The book describes the present and future of Afghanistan in the backdrop of US/NATO troops withdrawal in 2014. The book also explains Afghanistan's transition from a Cold War era to one where mineral wealth could be the next target for the World Powers. The book can prove to be a great resource for anyone currently working in Afghanistan or who intend to work there in the near future. Military personnel can especially benefit from the contents as they are concise and summarize the major events in the past and present. It can also prove to be a good starting point for geoscience professionals and those who are working on the natural resources in general. The book should be used as a general reference only as nothing has been described in detail. It is intended for general readers; even the scientific topics are written with the interest of a general reader in mind. The unique feature of the book is that history and international politics have been combined with natural resources for the first time under one title. Original pictures from the scene aid in understanding the conundrum. Most of the material in this book came directly from the author's interaction with ordinary Afghans, government officials and most importantly US and NATO military personnel working in Afghanistan. More emphasis has been placed on the southern part of the country where the Taliban insurgency is strong and where the civilian infrastructure is non-existent. Over the course of his research for this book, Dr. Yousafzai was starkly reminded of the fact that most military and civilian personnel have no idea why the Afghans behave the way they do. Ironically, most military officials also have no clue why they are there in the first place! Regardless of their knowledge of the Afghan quagmire, he salutes their dedication to the invaluable service they have been providing since the war began in late 2001.The book is divided into three parts detailing the history of the Afghan war; the present scenario and whether the country's future can be predicted by looking at its bloody history. What kind of lessons the US/NATO officials learned from the Afghan adventure have been detailed throughout the book. As a native Pashtun, Dr. Yousafzai grew up in Peshawar and witnessed the rise and fall of military dictatorships, religious extremism and the plight of ordinary Pashtuns across the Durand Line. The first part of the book describes some of those experiences which are a direct result of his 20 years of working experience in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. The second part of the book summarizes the untapped mineral wealth of Afghanistan and the efforts to control its natural resources. Situation on the ground is discussed in some detail in the third part of the book along with a roadmap towards the uncertain future.

Afghanistan s Energy and Natural Resources

Afghanistan s Energy and Natural Resources
Author: Russell Balcome-Rawding,Kathryn Cameron Porter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 114
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:25909207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Afghanistan s Energy and Natural Resources Book Review:

Water and Post Conflict Peacebuilding

Water and Post Conflict Peacebuilding
Author: Erika Weinthal,Jessica J. Troell,Mikiyasu Nakayama
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2014-02-24
ISBN 10: 1136536558
ISBN 13: 9781136536557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water and Post Conflict Peacebuilding Book Review:

Water is a basic human need, and despite predictions of "water wars," shared waters have proven to be the natural resource with the greatest potential for interstate cooperation and local confidence building. Indeed, water management plays a singularly important role in rebuilding trust after conflict and in preventing a return to conflict. Featuring nineteen case studies and analyses of experiences from twenty eight countries and territories in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East, and drawing on the experiences of thirty-five researchers and practitioners from around the world, this book creates a framework for understanding how decisions governing water resources in post-conflict settings can facilitate or undermine peacebuilding. The lessons will be of value to practitioners in international development and humanitarian initiatives, policy makers, students, and others interested in post-conflict peacebuilding and the nexus between water management and conflict. Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding is part of a global initiative to identify and analyze lessons in post-conflict peacebuilding and natural resource management. The project has generated six edited books of case studies and analyses, with contributions from practitioners, policy makers, and researchers. Other books in this series address high-value resources, land, livelihoods, assessing and restoring natural resources, and governance.

Securing Afghanistan s Future Accomplishments and the Way Forward

Securing Afghanistan s Future  Accomplishments and the Way Forward
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Asian Development Bank
Total Pages: 75
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000054675651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Securing Afghanistan s Future Accomplishments and the Way Forward Book Review:

This paper outlines the current status, accomplishments, and key issues in the natural resources management sector, and presents the Government's sector development programs and investment budgets.

Identification of Mineral Resources in Afghanistan

Identification of Mineral Resources in Afghanistan
Author: U.S. Department of the Interior
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2014-03-04
ISBN 10: 9781496029782
ISBN 13: 149602978X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Identification of Mineral Resources in Afghanistan Book Review:

As part of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Department of Defense Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO) natural resources revitalization activities in Afghanistan (Peters and others, 2011), three new datasets have been collected, compiled, and analyzed. These data have been used to more fully evaluate the areas of interest (AOIs; fig. 1 ) where, on the basis of previous U.S.S.R. and Afghanistan studies, the opportunity for early economic development of a number of different mineral, commodity, and deposit types had been identified (Peters and others, 2007; Peters and others, 2011). The new data compilations include (1) regional magnetic and gravity data for use in the characterization of subsurface composition and structure (Sweeney and others, 2006a, b; Ashan and others, 2007; Sweeney and others, 2007; Ashan and others, 2008; Shenwary and others, 2011), (2) Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) data to identify and evaluate surficial alteration patterns related to industrial minerals and other selected targets, and (3) HyMap imaging spectrometer data for characterization and mapping of surficial mineralogy (Cocks and others, 1998; Kokaly and others, 2008; Peters and others, 2011). These datasets have served as fundamental building blocks for the resource evaluation by Peters and others (2011)

Technical Assistance to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for Natural Resources Management and Poverty Reduction

Technical Assistance to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for Natural Resources Management and Poverty Reduction
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:475214254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technical Assistance to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for Natural Resources Management and Poverty Reduction Book Review:

Natural Resources and Conflict in Afghanistan

Natural Resources and Conflict in Afghanistan
Author: Renard Sexton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 85
Release: 2012
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: LCCN:2013344968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Resources and Conflict in Afghanistan Book Review:

Afghanistan From Cold War to Gold War

Afghanistan  From Cold War to Gold War
Author: Asim Yousafzai
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-11-21
ISBN 10: 9780615923093
ISBN 13: 0615923097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Afghanistan From Cold War to Gold War Book Review:

There is a long list of books available on the Afghan crisis but each highlights a specific issue. There is no comprehensive book which summarizes the events leading to the Afghan war of 2001 and beyond. This book has been written to fill in that void. This book provides an overview of the Afghan conflict and explains why it has become a 'Graveyard of Empires'. The book describes the present and future of Afghanistan in the backdrop of US/NATO troops withdrawal in 2014. The book also explains Afghanistan's transition from a Cold War era to one where mineral wealth could be the next target for the World Powers. The book can prove to be a great resource for anyone currently working in Afghanistan or who intend to work there in the near future. Military personnel can especially benefit from the contents as they are concise and summarize the major events in the past and present. It can also prove to be a good starting point for geoscience professionals and those who are working on the natural resources in general. The book should be used as a general reference only as nothing has been described in detail. It is intended for general readers; even the scientific topics are written with the interest of a general reader in mind. The unique feature of the book is that history and international politics have been combined with natural resources for the first time under one title. Original pictures from the scene aid in understanding the conundrum. Most of the material in this book came directly from the author's interaction with ordinary Afghans, government officials and most importantly US and NATO military personnel working in Afghanistan. More emphasis has been placed on the southern part of the country where the Taliban insurgency is strong and where the civilian infrastructure is non-existent. Over the course of his research for this book, Dr. Yousafzai was starkly reminded of the fact that most military and civilian personnel have no idea why the Afghans behave the way they do. Ironically, most military officials also have no clue why they are there in the first place! Regardless of their knowledge of the Afghan quagmire, he salutes their dedication to the invaluable service they have been providing since the war began in late 2001.The book is divided into three parts detailing the history of the Afghan war; the present scenario and whether the country's future can be predicted by looking at its bloody history. What kind of lessons the US/NATO officials learned from the Afghan adventure have been detailed throughout the book. As a native Pashtun, Dr. Yousafzai grew up in Peshawar and witnessed the rise and fall of military dictatorships, religious extremism and the plight of ordinary Pashtuns across the Durand Line. The first part of the book describes some of those experiences which are a direct result of his 20 years of working experience in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. The second part of the book summarizes the untapped mineral wealth of Afghanistan and the efforts to control its natural resources. Situation on the ground is discussed in some detail in the third part of the book along with a roadmap towards the uncertain future.

Assessing and Restoring Natural Resources In Post Conflict Peacebuilding

Assessing and Restoring Natural Resources In Post Conflict Peacebuilding
Author: David Jensen,Stephen Lonergan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2013-02-15
ISBN 10: 1135918805
ISBN 13: 9781135918804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessing and Restoring Natural Resources In Post Conflict Peacebuilding Book Review:

When a country emerges from violent conflict, the management of the environment and natural resources has important implications for short-term peacebuilding and long-term stability, particularly if natural resources were a factor in the conflict, play a major role in the national economy, or broadly support livelihoods. Only recently, however, have the assessment, harnessing, and restoration of the natural resource base become essential components of postconflict peacebuilding. This book, by thirty-five authors, examines the experiences of more than twenty countries and territories in assessing post-conflict environmental damage and natural resource degradation and their implications for human health, livelihoods, and security. The book also illustrates how an understanding of both the risks and opportunities associated with natural resources can help decision makers manage natural resources in ways that create jobs, sustain livelihoods, and contribute to economic recovery and reconciliation, without creating new grievances or significant environmental degradation. Finally, the book offers lessons from the remediation of environmental hot spots, restoration of damaged ecosystems, and reconstruction of the environmental services and infrastructure necessary for a sustainable peace. Assessing and Restoring Natural Resources in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding is part of a global initiative to identify and analyze lessons in post-conflict peacebuilding and natural resource management. The project has generated six books of case studies and analyses, with contributions by practitioners, policy makers, and researchers. Other books address highvalue resources, land, water, livelihoods, and governance.

Transboundary Water Resources in Afghanistan

Transboundary Water Resources in Afghanistan
Author: John F. Shroder,Sher Jan Ahmadzai
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-06-13
ISBN 10: 0128018615
ISBN 13: 9780128018613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transboundary Water Resources in Afghanistan Book Review:

Transboundary Water from Afghanistan: Climate Change, and Land-Use Implications brings together diverse factual material on the physical geography and political, cultural, and economic implications of Southwest Asian transboundary water resources. It is the outgrowth of long-term deep knowledge and experience gained by the authors, as well as the material developed from a series of new workshops funded by the Lounsbery Foundation and other granting agencies. Afghanistan and Pakistan have high altitude mountains providing vital water supplies that are highly contentious necessities much threatened by climate change, human land-use variation, and political manipulation, which can be managed in new ways that are in need of comprehensive discussions and negotiations between all the riparian nations of the Indus watershed (Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan). This book provides a description of the basic topographic configuration of the Kabul River tributary to the Indus river, together will all its tributaries that flow back and forth across the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the basic elements that are involved with the hydrological cycle and its derivatives in the high mountains of the Hindu Kush and Himalaya. Synthesizes information on the physical geography and political, cultural, and economic implications of Southwest Asian transboundary water resources Offers a basic topographic description of the Indus River watershed Provides local water management information not easily available for remote and contentious border areas Delivers access to the newest thinking from chief personnel on both sides of the contentious border Features material developed from a series of new workshops funded by the Lounsbery Foundation and other granting agencies

Afghanistan Natural Resources and Agriculture Sector Comprehensive Needs Assessment

Afghanistan Natural Resources and Agriculture Sector Comprehensive Needs Assessment
Author: Asian Development Bank,World Bank,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas,United Nations Development Programme (Afghanistan)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:61172655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Afghanistan Natural Resources and Agriculture Sector Comprehensive Needs Assessment Book Review:

Proposal to Royal Government of Afghanistan Ministry of Plans and Ministry of Mines and Industries for Natural Resources Inventory and Evaluation of Afghanistan

Proposal to Royal Government of Afghanistan Ministry of Plans and Ministry of Mines and Industries for Natural Resources Inventory and Evaluation of Afghanistan
Author: Aero Service Corporation
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1961
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:19720558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proposal to Royal Government of Afghanistan Ministry of Plans and Ministry of Mines and Industries for Natural Resources Inventory and Evaluation of Afghanistan Book Review:

Rebuilding Afghanistan s Agriculture Sector

Rebuilding Afghanistan s Agriculture Sector
Author: Allan T. Kelly,Asian Development Bank,Rednik
Publsiher: Asian Development Bank
Total Pages: 33
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015052878231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebuilding Afghanistan s Agriculture Sector Book Review:

This report outlines sector strategies and needs, summarizes the subsectorreport findings, and highlights the programming aspects for rebuilding Afghanistan's agriculture sector.

Afghanistan s Environmental Recovery

Afghanistan s Environmental Recovery
Author: United Nations Environment Programme
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 29
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:500042442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Afghanistan s Environmental Recovery Book Review:

Afghanistan

Afghanistan
Author: S. M. Y. Elmi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 375
Release: 1988
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105081907714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Afghanistan Book Review: