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Soil Degradation, Conservation and Remediation

Soil Degradation, Conservation and Remediation

Author: Khan Towhid Osman
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book views soil as a fundamental resource that must urgently be protected, preserved and restored, in order to secure food for the ever-increasing human population and to maintain the health and quality of the Earth's ecosystems. It emphasizes the immediate and long-lasting impacts of soil degradation on agricultural productivity (crops, livestock, and fisheries), air and water quality, health of organisms, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Livres numériques
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Khan Towhid Osman
ISBN: 9789400775909 9400775903
OCLC Number: 870332908
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (XIV, 237 pages) : 63 illustrations, 34 illustrations en couleur
Contents: Soil Resources and Soil Degradation --
Physical Deterioration of Soil --
Soil Erosion by Water --
Wind Erosion --
Chemical Soil Degradation --
Soil Pollution --
Responsibility: by Khan Towhid Osman.


In view of the grave consequences of soil degradation on ecosystem functions, food security, biodiversity and human health, this book covers the extent, causes, processes and impacts of global soil  Read more...


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"The book ... 'give lucid accounts of the principal processes of soil degradation, its effects on soil quality, plant production and human health, and methods of improvement of degraded soils'. ... Read more...

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