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Dust Bowl

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Definition of the noun dust bowl

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  1. a region subject to dust storms; especially the central region of United States subject to dust storms in the 1930s


  1. "Dust Bowl" is the ninth studio album by blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa. It was released worldwide on March 22, 2011. The cover art is based on a famous 1936 photograph by Arthur Rothstein.
    • genre: Blues rock
    • released on (4 years ago)
  2. "Dust Bowl" is a musical album of Howe Gelb.
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  3. "Dust Bowl" is a composition.


"Dust Bowl" is a book by Donald Worster.

  • also known as "Dust Bowl: the Southern Plains in the 1930s"
  • genre: Non-fiction
  • subjects: History of the Americas, Southwestern United States, 20th century, History, Agriculture, United States of America
  • award: - Bancroft Prize, received by Donald Worster

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Water Science (Print) (2003)

by Bobby A. Stewart, Terry Howell

INTRODUCTION The Dust Bowl era was the period of drought from 1931 to 1939 that was coupled with severe wind-driven soil erosion of overgrazed rangeland and soil exposed by the use of farming practices not adapted to the semiarid ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History (2012)

Courtwright DUST BOWLDust Bowl” is the name applied to the high plains of Texas, Oklahoma, ...

Google previewDictionary of Global Climate Change (2008)

drought index 77 Dust Bowl affected (agricultural, economic, social). The initial disturbance originates from a meteorological event becomes an agricultural drought – as distinct from a meteorological drought – when agricultural production falls ...

Google previewThe Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods: A-L ; Vol. 2, M-Z Index (2008)

Dust Bowl Empiricism However, other elements of empiricist philosophy do surface in writing about sociological method. For example, Bacon's complaint about empiricist “ants” is reflected in rather similar objections to the “mere collection” of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Science (2000)

by John F. Mongillo, Linda Zierdt-Warshaw

chronicled both the Dust Bowl and the resultant migrations of many affected farmers. The first major influx of farmers into the southern plains took place in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Attracted to the fertile land, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Politics of the American West (2013)

by Steven L. Danver

As a result, many average tenant farmers became “dust bowl refugees,” and headed west for jobs and survival. Many migrants already had friends or relatives who had responded to advertisements for work in Arizona's cotton fields, and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soil Science (2006)

by R. Lal

Hence, the Dust Bowl of the Great Plains in the 1930s was probably a hot spot, yet, today, agriculture is prosperous there. There and elsewhere, as in the West African Sahel, the Mallee of southeastern Australia, a great deal of soil may be lost ...

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2,000 years of history cannot be wiped away so easily! !
So, learn from the truth and live;
However, the truth is also hidden from the very eyes of many!
But, at that time,
In a desolate place,
You will clean the dust bowl to hunt for food. (Edward Kofi Louis)
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