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  • Integrated Watershed Management in the Global Ecosystemby Rattan Lal

    Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 164.95

    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...

  • Principles of Soil Conservation and Managementby Humberto Blanco; Rattan Lal

    Springer 2008; US$ 109.00

    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...

  • Soil Quality and Biofuel Productionby Rattan Lal; B.A. Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 154.95

    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...

  • World Soil Resources and Food Securityby Rattan Lal; B.A. Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 146.95

    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...

  • Carbon Sequestration in Urban Ecosystemsby Rattan Lal; Bruce Augustin

    Springer 2011; US$ 209.00

    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...

  • Soil Water and Agronomic Productivityby Rattan Lal; B.A. Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 146.95

    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...

  • Soil Emission of Nitrous Oxide and its Mitigationby David Ussiri; Rattan Lal

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    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...

  • Soil Degradation in the United Statesby Rattan Lal; Thomas Iivari; John M. Kimble

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 220.00

    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...

  • Food Security and Environmental Quality in the Developing Worldby David O. Hansen; Norman Uphoff; Rattan Lal

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 241.00

    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...

  • Agricultural Practices and Policies for Carbon Sequestration in Soilby John M. Kimble; Rattan Lal; Ronald F. Follett

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 262.00

    The potential to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and global climate change is one factor driving agricultural policy development of programs that might pay farmers for practices with a high potential to sequester carbon. With chapters by economists, policy makers, farmers, land managers, energy company representatives, and soil scientists, Agricultural... more...