This volume of 18 chapters is the work of more than 30 authors, many of whom are
natives of the Central Asian region or are researchers who have dedicated a large part
of their working lives to studying the dynamics of people, livestock and climate (both
physical and socio-political) in this vast and fascinating region. The work focuses on
the 20 years since most of the countries in the region received independence after
the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990. But it also traces the attitudes ...