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White Kristopher D. (KIMEP University, Republic of Kazakhstan)
A Geographical Perspective on the Aral Sea Crisis: Three Interpretations of an Image
Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series, 2013, No. 21, s. 125-132, rys., fot., bibliogr. 25 poz.
Słowa kluczowe
Geografia, Gospodarka regionalna, Polityka regionalna, Region geograficzny
Geography, Regional economy, Regional policy, Geographical region
Morze Aralskie, Azja Środkowa
Aral Sea, Central Asia
The Aral Sea crisis has gained global notoriety as a human-induced environmental disaster. This paper contextualizes this crisis within a broad geographical framework. Three interpretations of a single photographic image emblematic of the desiccation of the Aral Sea are related to general foci within the academic discipline of geography. These interpretations serve to guide a framing of the Aral Sea crisis within a geographical context. This is presented as a geographical problem, incorporating elements and processes salient to physical geography, human geography, and human-environment interaction. With ecological and societal sustainability in the immediate Aral Sea region still a pressing concern, geographers are well positioned to contribute relevant, research-driven insights. (original abstract)
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