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Soil conservation and protection

  • The European Landscape Conventionby

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 239.00

    This insightful book provides, for the first time, a broad presentation of ongoing research into public participation in landscape conservation, management and planning. The book follows the 2000 European Landscape Convention which came into force in 2004. 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...

  • Soil Erosion in Europeby John Boardman; Jean Poesen

    Wiley 2007; US$ 377.00

    Provides a unique and comprehensive assessment of soil erosion throughout Europe, an important aspect to control and manage if landscapes are to be sustained for the future. Written in two parts, Soil Erosion in Europe primarily focuses on current issues, area specific soil erosion rates, on and off-site impacts, government responses, soil conservation... 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...

  • 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...

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

    Elsevier Science 2013; 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...