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- 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...
- 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 Africa: Challenges and OpportunitiesSpringer Netherlands 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 30.99
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...
- 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...
- CRC Press 2002; US$ 275.00
About the Editors Acknowledgements Preface Foreward, D. Reed, White House Global Change Office Historical Perspectives Introduction, J.M. Kimble, R. Lal, and R. Follett National Trends in Adopting Conservation Practices as Best Management Practices, H. Bloodworth Why Carbon Sequestration in Soil? R. Lal Historical Perspective in Land Use Change and... more...
- 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...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95
Agrochemicals in Soils contains selected papers from a joint meeting of the Soil Chemistry, Soil Fertility, and Soil Clay Mineralogy Commissions of the International Society of Soil Science, in Jerusalem, Israel. The book is organized into four parts. Parts 1 and 2 deal mostly with the chemical reactions of agrochemicals in the soil. Part 3 explores... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 359.00
From the reviews: "Two symposia on the Amazonian Dark Earths were held in 2001, and these were followed in 2002 by the First International Workshop on the subject in Manaus and Santerem, Brazil. ? The Workshop succeeded in its aims of bringing a great deal of information from disparate fields of research to a wide international audience. The... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 289.00
Soil scientist Wim Sombroek saw vast potential in the fertile Amazonian soils termed "dark earths." In this book, scholars discuss Sombroek and his vision of carbon based soil technologies to better the lives of small land holders throughout the world. more...