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Soil conservation and protection

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  • Tools for Prevention - Participatory Monitoringby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2005; US$ 5.00

    Consists of three parts including a theoretical framework for participatory monitoring, a kit with eight different tools to be used to collect data as well as annexes with tips on how to run training wokshops and analyse baseline data. more...

  • Erosion and Environmentby Milo? Holư; Asit K. Biswas; Margaret R. Biswas

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 72.95

    Erosion and Environment focuses on the disturbance of the natural soil cover that exposes the soil surface to the action of erosion agents such as the destructive effects of water and wind. The topics discussed in this book include the effects of erosion on the national economy; classification of erosion; mechanism of erosion processes; theory of... more...

  • Sustaining the Soilby Chris Reij; Ian Scoones; Calmilla Toulmin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Indigenous soil and water conservation practices are rarely acknowledged in the design of conventional development projects. Instead, the history of soil and water conservation in Africa has been one of imposing external solutions without regard for local practice. There is a remarkably diverse range of locally developed and adapted technologies for... more...

  • Better Land Husbandryby Jon Hellin

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 76.95

    This book is a timely contribution towards the debate on the most effective way to bring about sustainable farming in marginal areas. It offers a detailed analysis of the social, economic, and agro-ecological characteristic of both Soil and Water Conservation (SWC) and Better Land Husbandry (BLH) and an analysis of case studies of BLH from Central... more...

  • Farm Land Erosionby S. Wicherek

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 355.00

    During the last twenty years, mutations within agricultural systems in France and Europe have brought on a spectacular worsening of soil erosion and degradation. This volume, contributed to by scientists from 25 countries, discusses how this risk can be evaluated, and which solutions should be adopted without radically disturbing the socio-economic... more...

  • A Handbook for the Field Assessment of Land Degradationby Michael A. Stocking; Niamh Murnaghan

    Earthscan 2001; US$ 74.95

    With the increasing concern over rural livelihoods and the food security of poor communities in developing countries, it is vital that land quality is maintained. Yet, land degradation is widespread and is lowering the productive capacity of the land in these countries. This practical handbook presents simple, non-technical indicators for assessing... more...

  • Handbook of Erosion Modellingby R. P. C. Morgan; Mark Nearing

    Wiley 2011; US$ 169.95

    The movement of sediment and associated pollutants over the landscape and into water bodies is of increasing concern with respect to pollution control, prevention of muddy floods and environmental protection. In addition, the loss of soil on site has implications for declining agricultural productivity, loss of biodiversity and decreased amenity and... more...

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

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 339.00

    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...

  • Slope Stabilization and Erosion Control: A Bioengineering Approachby Roy P.C. Morgan; R.J. Rickson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This book is an up-to-date review of research and practice on the use of vegetation for slope stabilization and control of surface erosion caused by water and wind. From a basic understanding of the principles and practices of vegetation growth and establishment, it describes how vegetation can be treated as an engineering material and used to solve... more...

  • Soil Degradation, Conservation and Remediationby Khan Towhid Osman

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 129.00

    Soil is a fundamental resource that urgently needs to be protected and, where damaged, restored. This text gives readers a comprehensive understanding of soil conservation including its long-term benefits to agriculture and its role in terrestial ecosystems. more...