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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...

  • Trees for Saltlandby N Marcar; D Crawford; P Leppert; T Jovanovic; R Floyd; R Farrow

    CSIRO Publishing 1995; US$ 18.95

    Aims to assist in the management of soil salinity by describing a range of species tolerant of saline soils. 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

    Proposes a new theory of vegetation reconstruction for various types of land management Focuses on the urgent problem of improving local eco-environments Research for this topic was inspired as a result of the flood of the Yangtze River in 1998 more...

  • The European Landscape Conventionby Michael Jones; Marie Stenseke

    Springer 2011; US$ 239.00

    This important and insightful book provides, for the first time, a broad presentation of ongoing research into public participation in landscape conservation, management and planning, following the 2000 European Landscape Convention which came into force in 2004. The book examines both the theory of participation and what lessons can be learnt from... 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

    Principles of Soil Management Rattan Lal Marginality Principle Jerry L. Hatfield and Lois Wright Morton Principles of Soil Management in Neotropical Savannas: The Brazilian Cerrado Yuri L. Zinn and Rattan Lal Facts and Myths of Feeding the World with Organic Farming Methods Bobby A. Stewart, Xiaobo Hou, and Sanjeev Reddy Yalla Building... more...

  • Better Land Husbandryby Jon Hellin

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 76.95

    Introduction: Land and Soil Degradation; Soil Conservation Technologies; The Better Land Husbandry Approach; Winning the Debate??From Soil Conservation to Better Land Husbandry: Social and Economic Components: The Conventional Soil Conservation Approach; Farmers? Realities: Local, Complex, Diverseand Dynamic; Farmer First; Unlocking the Complexity... more...

  • Soil Degradation, Conservation and Remediationby Khan Towhid Osman

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    In view of the grave consequences of soil degradation on ecosystem functions, food security, biodiversity and human health, this book covers the extent, causes, processes and impacts of global soil degradation, and processes for improvement of degraded soils. Soil conservation measures, including soil amendments, decompaction, mulching, cover cropping,... more...

  • Soil Geography of the USAby James G. Bockheim

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    First comprehensive understanding of factors controlling the distribution of diagnostic soil horizons First USA soil geography book in 33 years Contains photographs of all diagnostic horizons and maps of their distribution in USA more...