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Soil conservation and protection

  • 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...

  • Farm Land Erosionby S. Wicherek

    Elsevier Science 1993; 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Managing Soil for Food Security and Environmental Qualityby Premjit Sharma

    GeneTech Books 2007; US$ 50.00

    This book identifies the key issues associated with managing soil quality. It discusses solutions to the challenges faced by farmers, by addressing key soil attributes and management, and how these affect, or can be used to improve, soil quality. It takes a management oriented approach by identifying key issues in soil quality and management options... more...

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

    Springer 2008; US$ 109.00

    Reviews the state-of-knowledge on soil erosion and management. This book discusses soil conservation topics in relation to soil productivity, environment quality, and agronomic production. It addresses the implications of soil erosion with emphasis on global hotspots and synthesizes available from developed and developing countries. 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...

  • 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 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...