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  • 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...

  • Theory and Practice of Soil Loss Control in Eastern Chinaby Yu Zhang; D.L. DeAngelis; J.Y. Zhuang

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 209.00

    This book reports on soil loss prediction and environmental monitoring in eastern China, and recent successes in soil loss control programs there. Coverage includes recycling in local agriculture, and collaborations between urban and agricultural regions. more...

  • Handbook of Erosion Modellingby Roy 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Soil Geography of the USAby James G. Bockheim

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    Since 1980, our understanding of the factors and processes governing the distribution of soils on the Earth?s surface has increased dramatically, as have the techniques for studying soil patterns. The approach used in this book relies on the National Resources Conservation Service databases to delineate the distribution of each of the eight diagnostic... more...

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

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 231.00

    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...

  • Handbook for the Assessment of Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Using Environmental Radionuclidesby

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 219.00

    Foreword: W. Burkardt. Facts Relating to the Co-ordinated Research Projects. Summary. 1. Introduction; F. Zapata, et al. 2. Site Selection and Sampling Design ; D.J. Pennock, P.G. Appleby. 3. Sampling Methods; R.J. Loughran, et al. 4. Sample Processing; D.J. Pennock, P.G. Appleby. 5. Radionuclide Measurement using Hpge Gamma Spectrometry; P.J.... more...