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Edaphology: Soils and life

  • 'How Could a Whole Town Burn?'by Edmonton Journal

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; Not Available

    In May of 2011 residents of the small Albertan town of Slave Lake fled as a massive fire levelled the town, leaving 700 families homeless. A year later, the Edmonton Journal looks back on the tragedy, profiles residents who are struggling to rebuild, and surveys the international reaction to the fire. more...

  • Accelerated Reclamation of Alkaline Argillaceous Soils of Azerbaijanby Mukhtar Abduyev

    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...

  • Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Sub-Saharan Africaby A. Bationo; B. Waswa; J. Kihara; J. Kimetu

    Springer 2007; US$ 369.00

    Food insecurity is a central concern and a fundamental challenge for human welfare and economic growth in Africa. Low agricultural production, results in low incomes, poor nutrition, vulnerability to risks and lack of empowerment. Land degradation and soil fertility depletion are considered the major threats to food security and natural resource conservation... more...

  • The Agony of an American Wildernessby Samuel A. MacDonald

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 27.99

    What is a forest? What are forests for? Who should control them? These are familiar questions, but the Allegheny casts them in a new light. The national environmental movement has become less willing to compromise since its victories in the Pacific Northwest, and the Allegheny is its newest proving ground. This book explains what activists are after,... more...

  • Agricultural Expansion and Tropical Deforestationby Solon L. Barraclough; Krishna B. Ghimire

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    There is no clear-cut causal relationship between international trade, agricultural expansion and tropical deforestation. Academics, policy-makers and the public are all tempted by simplistic solutions to complex problems. In order to establish the true causal factors involved in this critical area of environmental decline, the authors of this study... more...

  • Agricultural Practices and Policies for Carbon Sequestration in Soilby John M. Kimble; Rattan Lal; Ronald F. Follett

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 262.00

    The potential to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and global climate change is one factor driving agricultural policy development of programs that might pay farmers for practices with a high potential to sequester carbon. With chapters by economists, policy makers, farmers, land managers, energy company representatives, and soil scientists, Agricultural... more...

  • Agricultural Technologies and Tropical Deforestationby A. Angelsen; D. Kaimowitz

    CABI 2001; US$ 55.00

    This text has been developed from a workshop on "Technological Change in Agriculture and Tropical Deforestation" organized by the Center for International Forestry Research and held in Costa Rica in March, 1999. It explores how intensification of agriculture affects tropical deforestation. more...

  • Amazonian Dark Earthsby Wenceslau G. Teixeira; Johannes Lehmann

    Springer 2008; US$ 289.00

    Amazonian soils are almost universally thought of as extremely forbidding. Associated with these are tracts of fertile, dark soils termed terra preta or dark earths. The late Dutch soil scientist Wim Sombroek (1934-2003) was instrumental in bringing the significance of these soils to the attention of the world. This title demonstrates his vision. more...

  • American Chestnutby Susan Freinkel

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 27.50

    The American chestnut was one of America's most common, valued, and beloved trees?a "perfect tree" that ruled the forests from Georgia to Maine. But in the early twentieth century, an exotic plague swept through the chestnut forests with the force of a wildfire. Within forty years, the blight had killed close to four billion trees and left the species... more...

  • Analysis of Pesticides in Food and Environmental Samplesby Jose L. Tadeo

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 189.95

    Developing safety regulations for pesticides used around the world?in excess of 2.5 million tons annually?requires reliable analytical methods for assessing their impact in food and in the environment. Analysis of Pesticides in Food and Environmental Samples presents the most effective techniques for analyzing pesticide residues and other chemical... more...