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Title:Terrain evaluation and the Botswana environment
Author:Atlhopheng, Julius R.
Year:2004
Periodical:Botswana Notes and Records (ISSN 0525-5090)
Volume:36
Pages:37-47
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., maps
Geographic terms:Botswana
Southern Africa
Subjects:landforms
geomorphology
physical geography
geography
geology
landscape
Landscape construction
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/40980358
Abstract:Terrain attributes (geology, climate, and other natural features) in Botswana are put to various uses. Noted are the natural landscape components that aid in siting dams, wind energy generation, ecotourism landforms, shrink-swell (cracking) clays as they affect buildings, and the role of landforms in gravitational positioning of water reservoirs and telecommunications equipment. The soils in Botswana have limited agricultural potential because of their low nutrient status and the low, erratic and seasonal rainfall. Most of the landforms in Botswana are put to good use, and are an integral part of the economy. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]
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