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- AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 36.99
Deforestation, soil runoff, salination, pollution. While recurrent themes of the contemporary world, they are not new to us. In this broad sweeping review of the environmental impacts of human settlement and development worldwide over the past 5,000 years, Sing C. Chew shows that these processes are as old as civilization itself. With examples ranging... more...
- Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2012; US$ 14.57
In his Accelerated Reclamation of Alkaline Argillaceous Soils of Azerbaijan, Professor Mukhtar Abduyev describes the tackling of a long-established problem which had enormous implications for Azerbaijan's security of food supply. The task was to find more efficient methods of reclaiming the saline soils that covered more than 60% of the republic's... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 44.00
A concise summary that uses abundant images to illustrate the type of information backscattered scanning electron microscopy (BSE) yields. Lucidly written, this book will be ideal for researchers and graduate students. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1965; US$ 75.00
Professors Bakuzis and Hansen, with the assistance of a number of co-authors of individual chapters, present an exhaustive survey of the literature on the balsam fir, providing a coherent picture of the species and its place in nature and forestry practic more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
People scratching a living from parched land, women walking miles for scraps of firewood are both familiar images of Africa. But, in many places, people, with the help of governments and aid agencies, are putting the land into good shape, growing more food and creating a healthy cover of trees. This book joins the ?literature of hope? by looking at... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
Energy is an issue for everyone and nowhere more so than in the SADCC countries. But for sensible policy and planning, clear information about the extent of resources is needed.This innovative study combines the results of field assessment of biomass with advanced techniques in remote sensing by satellite to give the first comprehensive and detailed... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 159.00
This book examines the best soil in the world - the black earth or chernozem - showing how it is rapidly being degraded by industrial farming. The authors describe principles for sustainable agriculture that can reverse this trend, and feed the world. more...
- Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95
Crops as Enhancers of Nutrient Use examines the various plant and soil factors that contribute to nutrient use efficiency of plants. It attempts to address policies regarding Low Input Sustainable Agriculture (LISA), conservation-oriented cropping systems, and reductions in environmental contaminants. It also presents longer-term remedies to some of... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00
Deforestation and forest degradation have long been recognized as environmental problems, with concerns over conservation of natural habitats and biological diversity capturing both scientific and public attention. More recently, the debate over tropical forest conservation has radically shifted to the approximately fifteen percent of global greenhouse... more...