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- 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...
- Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 83.95
INSTRUCTORS , interested in requesting a review copy? Register at http://textbooks.elsevier.com today! Key for every course in soil science, earth science, and environmental disciplines, this textbook engages students to critically look at soil as the central link in the function and creation of the terrestrial environment. For the first time, Dr.... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 259.00
This volume covers the various facets of soil enzymes, such as their functions, biochemical and microbiological properties and the factors affecting their activities. It describes enzymes in the rhizosphere, in forest soils, and in volcanic ash-derived soils. more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 192.95 US$ 167.22
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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 279.00
With contributions from internationally-renowned experts, this book presents a comprehensive overview of the concept of soil health. A valuable source of information, it also presents the latest results in the field of soil quality in view of climate change. more...
- CABI 2011; US$ 180.00
Agriculture is strongly affected by changes in soil hydrology as well as changes in land use and management practices and the complex interactions between them. This book aims to develop an understanding of these interactions on a watershed scale, using soil hydrology models and addresses the consequences of land use and management changes on agriculture... more...
- CABI 2011; US$ 160.00
Soil is a fundamental and critical, yet often overlooked, component of terrestrial ecosystems. It is an extremely complex environment, supporting levels of diversity far greater than any ecosystem above ground. This book explores how soil structure develops and the consequences this has for life underground. The effects of spatial arrangement, of soil's... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 499.00
Africa can achieve self sufficiency in food production through adoption of innovations in the agriculture sector. Numerous soil fertility and crop production technologies have been generated through research, however, wide adoption has been low. African farmers need better technologies, more sustainable practices, and fertilizers to improve and sustain... more...