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Soil conservation and protection

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 139.95

    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...

  • Soil Erosionby D. Zachar

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 305.00

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

    Springer 2011; US$ 209.00

    After the 1998 flood of the Yangtze River, one of the world's most important rivers, environmental experts realized that, to control flooding, much more attention must be paid to vegetation cover on bare lands, thin forest land, and shrub-covered land in mountain areas. In 1999, an environmental monitoring project of the forests in 11 provinces... more...

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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 164.95

    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 agriculturalproductivity, loss of biodiversity and decreased amenity and... 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...

  • Land Degradation and Desertificationby Pandi Zdruli; Marcello Pagliai; Selim Kapur; Angel Fax Cano

    Springer 2010; US$ 209.00

    "Land Degradation and Desertification: Assessment, Mitigation, and Remediation" reports research results in sustainable land management and land degradation status and mitigation in 36 countries around the world. It includes background papers with continental and international perspectives dealing with land degradation and desertification... more...

  • Water Conservationby Saddleback

    Saddleback Publishing 2010; US$ 12.95

    Designed to work with both differentiated levels of Think Green, these 24 pages teacher's guides were develop in a consultation with several state educational standars and contain multiple components. Three lesson plans are included and it also contain 11 worksheets. more...

  • Soil Erosion and Conservationby R. P. C. Morgan

    Wiley 2009; US$ 97.95

    Soil Erosion and Conservation provides a comprehensive treatment of the processes of soil erosion, the methods that can be used for their control, and the issues involved in designing and implementing soil conservation programmes. Features of the third edition of this internationally recognised textbook include: New material on gully erosion,... more...