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    dust bowl/desert

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    In the words of Michael Perry, the Archdeacon of Durham, this biblical view has given us licence to: take and take and never give back; to squander the fossil remains of forests which had taken a million years to build up, and burn them in a generation; to make dustbowls out of wheatfields and deserts out of fruitful ground; and to believe that, as lords of creation, we were not only allowed but divinely commanded to
    do so.

    --- According to my dictionary "dust bowl" and "desert" it's the same?


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    Re: dust bowl/desert

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    In the words of Michael Perry, the Archdeacon of Durham, this biblical view has given us licence to: take and take and never give back; to squander the fossil remains of forests which had taken a million years to build up, and burn them in a generation; to make dustbowls out of wheatfields and deserts out of fruitful ground; and to believe that, as lords of creation, we were not only allowed but divinely commanded to

    do so.

    --- According to my dictionary "dust bowl" and "desert" it's the same?
    I'm not a teacher.

    Not necesserily. My understanding is that "dust bowl" is a semi-arid land (of prolonged droughts and dust storms) with some vegetation, e.g. grass, from which the eroded soil is blown away in dry weather whereas "desert" is a barren, desolate region incapable of supporting human life. Compare the Sahra Desert with the typical 'dust bowl' - the western part of Great Plains in the USA.

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