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  • Integrated Watershed Management in the Global Ecosystemby Rattan Lal

    CRC Press 1999; US$ 172.95

    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...

  • Carbon Sequestration in Forest Ecosystemsby Klaus Lorenz; Rattan Lal

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 216.66

    This book describes basic processes of carbon dynamics in forest ecosystems, their contribution to carbon sequestration and implications for mitigating climate change. It provides information on processes, factors and causes influencing carbon sequestration. more...

  • Carbon Sequestration in Urban Ecosystemsby Rattan Lal; Bruce Augustin

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 195.96

    This book examines the carbon sink capacity of urban ecosystems, showing how judicious planning and careful management can offset human emissions using lawn and turf, urban forests, green roofs, parks, recreational and sports facilities and urban agriculture. more...

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

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 130.64

    This book offers a clear and concise analysis of the global budget of nitrous oxide and the factors controlling its emission. It also describes the anthropogenic sources of nitrous oxide with major emphasis on agricultural activities. more...

  • Soil Phosphorusby Rattan Lal; B. A. Stewart

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 139.95

    Phosphorus is an essential plant nutrient, but global population growth has dramatically reduced the availability of phosphorus fertilizer resources. Despite this scarcity, there remain numerous problems associated with the excessive and inappropriate use of phosphorus leading to non-point source pollution and eutrophication of natural waters. Identifying... more...

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

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 281.98

    This volume examines soil erosion and management, detailing soil conservation topics in relation to soil productivity, environment quality, and agronomic production. It addresses the implications of soil erosion with an emphasis on global hotspots. more...

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

    CRC Press 2009; US$ 159.95

    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

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 154.95

    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...

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

    CRC Press 2012; US$ 154.95

    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...

  • Principles of Sustainable Soil Management in Agroecosystemsby Rattan Lal; B.A. Stewart

    CRC Press 2013; US$ 145.95

    With the use of high-level soil management technology, Africa could feed several billion people, yet food production has generally stagnated since the 1960s. No matter how powerful the seed technology, the seedling emerging from it can flourish only in a healthy soil. Accordingly, crop yields in Africa, South Asia, and the Caribbean could be doubled... more...