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- Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 157.95
Focusing on the technical, social, and economic issues involved in watershed management, this interdisciplinary author team focuses on bettering land use practices and the condition of soil water resources. Integrated Watershed Management in the Global Ecosystem is a volume composed from an international symposium of the world's leading experts and... more...
- CRC Press 2013; US$ 139.95
Soil degradation from intensive conventional agriculture has degraded the finite soil base for food security. This volume describes the basic laws of soil management to enhance ecosystem conservation while restoring degraded soils and promoting sustainable use. Chapters cover human dimensions and soil degradation; soil as a nutrient bank; climate change... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 79.99
Reviews the state-of-knowledge on soil erosion and management. This book discusses soil conservation topics in relation to soil productivity, environment quality, and agronomic production. It addresses the implications of soil erosion with emphasis on global hotspots and synthesizes available from developed and developing countries. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 146.95
From its humble beginning in the late 19th century?when Henry Ford?s first car was designed to run on ethanol?biofuel production has been on the rise with more than 26 billion liters produced in the U.S. in 2007. Ethanol made from biomass (rather than grains) holds great promise, including numerous economic and environmental benefits. However, the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 139.95
Soil?The Basis of All Terrestrial Life Ancient civilizations and cultures?Mayan, Aztec, Mesopotamian, Indus, and Yangtze?were built on good soils, surviving only as long as soils had the capacity to support them. In the twenty-first century, productive soil is still the engine of economic development and essential to human well-being. The quality... more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 159.00
Urbanization drastically alters the ecosystems structure and functions, disrupts cycling of C and other elements along with water. It alters the energy balance and influences climate at local, regional and global scales. In 2008, urban population exceeded the rural population. In 2050, 70 per cent of the world population will live in urban centers.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 139.95
Crop water use can be increased by management of surface runoff, groundwater, irrigation, and soil water. Technological innovations to enhance availability of water for agricultural crops depend on soil and site-specific conditions. Devoted to the principles and practices of enhancing water use efficiency, Soil Water and Agronomic Productivity addresses... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 99.00
Nitrous oxide gas is a long-lived relatively active greenhouse gas (GHG) with an atmospheric lifetime of approximately 120 years, and heat trapping effects about 310 times more powerful than carbon dioxide per molecule basis. It contributes about 6% of observed global warming. Nitrous oxide is not only a potent GHG, but it also plays a significant... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 209.95
Soil Degradation in the United States: Extent, Severity, and Trends examines the magnitude and severity of soil degradation by different processes in the U.S., including water erosion, wind erosion, C depletion, soil compaction, salt build-up, and soil contamination. In addition, it addresses policy issues with regard to economic and environmental... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 229.95
Can developing countries meet the food requirements of their growing populations without jeopardizing a natural resource base that is already under great stress? Can increases in food production achieved in the past two decades be sustained in the next two decades? Can developing countries achieve freedom from hunger and malnutrition for their entire... more...