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The International Platform for Dryland Research and Education, Tottori University has been promoting the "Dune Conservation and Utilization Project" (Project Leader: Dai Nagamatsu) as an interdisciplinary research project. We are pleased to present to you the English book "Tottori Sand Dunes - Nature and history of Japan's most famous coastal dunes-", published by Imai Publishing Co.
This book covers a wide range of topics from the characteristics of the natural environment, technological developments in afforestation and dune farming, history of human involvement, conservation history, and utilization as a tourist resource, as revealed by Tottori University researchers. One of the objectives of this project is to disseminate information on dune lands from Tottori to the international community. This book is one of these, aiming to appeal to foreign visitors to the Tottori Sand Dunes after international exchange has been restored.
I hope that you will use this report as one of the materials to introduce Tottori to international visitors.
Faculty members from the Arid Land Research Center were also involved in the writing of the book, which also introduces the Arid Land Research Center and its predecessor, the Sand Dune Research Institute.

Part1Nature and History of the Tottori Sand Dunes
Ch.1 Overview of the Tottori Sand Dunes
Ch.2 Nature in the Dunes
Ch.3 History and Local Society of the Dunes
Ch.4 Greening and Farming in the Dunes
Part2 Nature and History of the Tottori Sand Dunes
1. Dune plants
2. Human related plants
3. Crops
4. Insects and spiders
5. Birds
6. Mammals

Feb. 21, 2022, Imai Publishing Co.
Full Color, 157pp.

Right: NAKAJIMA Hiromitsu, President of Tottori Univ.