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Advances in Soil Science : Soil Degradation

Advances in Soil Science : Soil Degradation

Author: R Lal; B A Stewart
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 1990.
Series: Advances in soil science, 11.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The purpose of Advances in Soil Science is to provide a forum for leading scientists to analyze and summarize the available scientific information on a subject, assessing its importance and identifying additional research needs. A wide array of subjects has been addressed by authors from many countries in the initial ten volumes of the series. The quick acceptance of the series by both authors and readers has been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Lal; B A Stewart
ISBN: 9781461233220 1461233224
OCLC Number: 853270757
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 345 pages 74 illustrations)
Contents: Soil Compaction in Agriculture: A View Toward Managing the Problem --
I. Introduction --
II. The Machine-Soil-Crop System --
III. Establishing a Decision Framework --
IV. Summary and Conclusions --
Acknowledgments --
References --
Hardsetting Soils: Behavior, Occurrence, and Management --
I. Introduction --
II. Scientific Basis for Hardsetting Behavior --
III. Soil Classification and Occurrence of Hardsetting Soils --
IV. Management and Amelioration of Hardsetting Soils --
V. Research and Development Priorities --
Acknowledgments --
References --
Role of Plinthite and Related Forms in Soil Degradation --
I. Introduction --
II. Definition of Plinthite and Associated Forms --
III. Processes Leading to Accumulation of Sesquioxides --
IV. Occurrence and Distribution --
V. Management Implications --
VI. Conclusion --
References --
Soil Erosion and Land Degradation: The Global Risks --
I. Introduction --
II. Technical Data on Soil Erosion --
III. Soil Erosion by Water --
IV. Wind Erosion --
V. Soil Erosion in the Tropics versus Temperate Regions --
VI. Soil Erosion and Food Production in the Tropics --
VII. Soil Erosion in Different Geographic Regions --
VIII. Conclusions --
References --
Soil Wetness and Anaerobiosis --
I. Introduction --
II. Causes of Soil Wetness --
III. Effects of Soil Wetness --
IV. Reclaiming Wet Soils --
V. Conclusions --
References --
Chemical Degradation of Soil --
I. Introduction --
II. Chemical Processes in Soil --
III. Examples of Chemical Soil Degradation --
IV. Prevention and Restoration of Chemically Degraded Soils --
V. Conclusions --
References --
Salt-Affected Soils: Their Reclamation and Management for Crop Production --
I. Introduction --
II. Classification of Salt-Affected Soils --
III. Measuring Salinity, Alkalinity, and Sodicity; Some Interrelationships and Influences on Soil Properties --
IV. Reclaiming Alkali Soils --
V. Crop Management in Alkali Soils --
VI. Reclamation of Saline Soils --
VII. Conclusions --
VIII. Perspective --
Acknowledgments --
References --
Biological Degradation of Soil --
I. Introduction --
II. Microbial Communities in Soil --
III. Aspects of Soil Biology Affected by Land Degradation --
IV. Effects of Toxic Substances on Microorganisms --
V. Effects of Mining Operations on Soil Biology --
VI. Effects of Land Management Practices on Soil Biology --
VII. Microorganisms as Pollutants --
VIII. Conclusions --
References --
Need for Action: Research and Development Priorities --
I. Introduction --
II. Resource Inventory --
III. Separating Emotions from Facts --
IV. Restoring Productivity of Degraded Lands --
V. Reaching Out --
VI. Conclusions --
Series Title: Advances in soil science, 11.
Responsibility: edited by R. Lal, B.A. Stewart.


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