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Soil conservation and protection

  • 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...

  • Bio and Eco-Engineeringby Alexia Stokes; Ioannis Spanos; Joanne E. Norris

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Handbook for the Assessment of Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Using Environmental Radionuclidesby

    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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • 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...