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  • A Handbook of Soil Terminology, Correlation and Classificationby Richard Arnold; Serghei Shoba; Pavel Krasilnikov; Juan-Jose Ibanez Marti

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 170.00

    Soil classification and terminology are fundamental issues for the clear understanding and communication of the subject. However, while there are many national soil classification systems, these do not directly correlate with each other. This leads to confusion and great difficulty in undertaking comparative scientific research that draws on more than... more...

  • Soil and Cultureby Edward R. Landa; Christian Feller

    Springer 2010; US$ 239.00

    This book explores the perception of soil in ancient, traditional, and modern societies. It looks at the visual arts, prose & poetry, religion, philosophy, anthropology, archaeology, wine production, health & diet, and disease & warfare. more...

  • Handbook of Bioenergy Cropsby N. El Bassam

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 265.00

    Biomass currently accounts for about fifteen per cent of global primary energy consumption and is playing an increasingly important role in the face of climate change, energy and food security concerns. Handbook of Bioenergy Crops is a unique reference and guide, with extensive coverage of more than eighty of the main bioenergy crop species.... more...

  • Nitrous Oxide and Climate Changeby Keith Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 90.00

    Nitrous oxide, N2O, is the third most important (in global warming terms) of the greenhouse gases, after carbon dioxide and methane. As this book describes, although it only comprises 320 parts per billion of the earth's atmosphere, it has a so-called Global Warming Potential nearly 300 times greater than that of carbon dioxide. N2O emissions are difficult... more...

  • Interfacial Chemistry of Rocks and Soilsby Noemi M. Nagy; Jozsef Konya

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 179.95

    Knowledge of the basic interactions that take place between geological materials and different substances is the first step in understanding the effects of adsorption and other interfacial processes on the quality of rocks and soils, and on driving these processes towards a beneficial or neutral result. Interfacial Chemistry of Rocks and Soils examines... more...

  • Rebels for the Soilby Matthew Reed

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 95.00

    This book investigates the emergence of organic food and farming as a social movement. Using the tools of political sociology it analyses and explains how both people and ideas have shaped a movement that from its inception aimed to change global agriculture. Starting from the British Empire in the 1930s, where the first trans-national roots of organic... more...

  • Dynamics and Diversityby Ian Scoones

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Soils are critical to agriculture and, in turn, to food supply and livelihoods. Sustainable management of soils is crucial for a large proportion of the population of Africa. Contrary to many claims, soil fertility is improved and managed successfully by small-scale farmers there. Careful studies from widely different areas reveal how closely bound... more...

  • Soils in the Urban Environmentby Peter Bullock; Peter J. Gregory

    Wiley 2009; US$ 180.95

    Urban areas contain a wide variety of open spaces, yet much of this has evolved under the pressures of human population with minimal management. The last 40 years have seen problems of varying severity begin to appear, including contamination, erosion, acidification and compaction. These problems have brought attention to the importance of the soil... 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...

  • Soil Carbon in Sensitive European Ecosystemsby Robert Jandl; Mirco Rodeghiero; Mats Olsson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 133.95

    Soil Carbon in Sensitive European Ecosystems - From Science to Land Management is a comprehensive overview of the latest research in this field drawn together by a network of scientists from across Europe. Soil carbon assessments are crucial at present to our understanding of the dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems and our ability to assess implications... more...