Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Brückner , Stehr , Storch (2000-02-29), Eduard Brückner, Kluwer Academic Pub, Retrieved on 2012-01-28
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    28 JAN 2012

     Deserts Follow Where Man Goes

    Very old and wide-spread is the opinion that forests have an important impact on rainfall. ... If forests enhance the amount and frequency of precipitation simply by being there, deforestation as part of agricultural expansion everywhere, must necessarily result in less rainfall and more frequent droughts. This view is most poignantly expressed by the saying: Man walks the earth and desert follows his steps! ... It is not surprising that under such circumstances the issue of a link between fo...
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    Eduard Brückner recognizes the importance of forests in maintaining a healthy climate in the late 1800s.