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Title Land use and soil resources / Ademola K. Braimoh, Paul L.G. Vlek, editors.
Imprint Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2008.

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Subject Land use.
Soil management.
Soil degradation.
Land use -- Management.
Land use -- Government policy.
Soil management -- Government policy.
Soil degradation -- Government policy.
Alt Name Braimoh, Ademola K.
Vlek, Paul L. G.
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 253 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Impact of land use on soil resources / Ademola K. Braimoh, Paul L.G. Vlek -- Soil organic carbon dynamics and land-use change / Pete Smith -- Land-use change and global food production / Navin Ramankutty, Jonathan A. Foley, Nicholas J. Olejniczak -- Soil erosion and conservation in global agriculture / Hans Hurni [and others] -- Soil erosion studies in northern Ethiopia / Lulseged Tamene, Paul L.G. Vlek -- Soil degradation under irrigation / Paul L.G. Vlek, Daniel Hillel, Ademola K. Braimoh -- Nutrient and virtual water flows in traded agricultural commodities / Ulrike Grote, Eric T. Craswell, Paul L.G. Vlek -- The lesson of Drente's "Essen": soil nutrient depletion in sub-Saharan Africa and management strategies for soil replenishment / Henk Breman, Bidjokazo Fofana, Abdoulaye Mando -- Soil quality and methods for its assessment / Diego de la Rosa, Ramon Sobral -- The impact of urbanization on soils / Peter J. Marcotullio, Ademola K. Braimoh, Takashi Onishi.
Summary "Land-use change is one of the main drivers of many environmental change processes. It influences the basic resources of land use, including the soil. Its impact on soil often occurs so creepingly that land managers hardly contemplate initiating ameliorative or counterbalance measures. Poor land management has degraded vast amounts of land, reduced our ability to produce enough food, and is a major threat to rural livelihoods in many developing countries." "To date, there has been no single unifying volume that addresses the multifaceted impacts of land use on soils. This book has responded to this challenge by bringing together renowned academics and policy experts to analyze the patterns, driving factors and proximate causes, and the socioeconomic impacts of soil degradation. Policy measures to prevent irreversible degradation and rehabilitate degraded soils are also identified."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781402067785
9781402067778 (hbk.)
1402067771 (hbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-1-4020-6778-5
OCLC # 233972619
Additional Format Print version: Land use and soil resources. Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2008 9781402067778 1402067771 (OCoLC)195612860

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