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- Science Publishers 2006; US$ 73.95
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...
- Springer 2007; US$ 319.00
In an era where climate change and land degradation are major issues, the conservation of soil and vegetation in mountainous or sloping regions has become a priority. These title contains papers from geotechnical and civil engineers, and others, who discuss the ways to address the problems using ground bio- and eco-engineering techniques. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 169.95
Roy Morgan is Emeritus Professor at Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, UK. His research interests cover soil erosion processes, the role of vegetation in soil erosion control and soil erosion modelling. He was involved in the development of EUROSEM (the European Soil Erosion Model). He is a Past-President and Honorary Member of the European Society... more...
- 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...
- 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...