Skip to Content

Book Series

Advances in Soil Science

Series Editor: Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart

New and Published Books

1-10 of 16 results in Advances in Soil Science
  1. Principles of Sustainable Soil Management in Agroecosystems

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart

    Series: Advances in Soil Science

    With the use of high-level soil management technology, Africa could feed several billion people, yet food production has generally stagnated since the 1960s. No matter how powerful the seed technology, the seedling emerging from it can flourish only in a healthy soil. Accordingly, crop yields in...

    Published June 9th 2013 by CRC Press

  2. Soil Water and Agronomic Productivity

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart

    Series: Advances in Soil Science

    Crop water use can be increased by management of surface runoff, groundwater, irrigation, and soil water. Technological innovations to enhance availability of water for agricultural crops depend on soil and site-specific conditions. Devoted to the principles and practices of enhancing water use...

    Published June 18th 2012 by CRC Press

  3. World Soil Resources and Food Security

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart

    Series: Advances in Soil Science

    Soil—The Basis of All Terrestrial Life Ancient civilizations and cultures—Mayan, Aztec, Mesopotamian, Indus, and Yangtze—were built on good soils, surviving only as long as soils had the capacity to support them. In the twenty-first century, productive soil is still the engine of economic...

    Published September 12th 2011 by CRC Press

  4. Food Security and Soil Quality

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart

    Series: Advances in Soil Science

    Just five years ago, it was generally believed that the number of food insecure people in the world was on continuous decline. Unfortunately, widespread soil degradation along with resistance to recommended agronomic practices, and little attempt to restore degraded soils have conspired with...

    Published June 22nd 2010 by CRC Press

  5. Soil Quality and Biofuel Production

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart

    Series: Advances in Soil Science

    From its humble beginning in the late 19th century?when Henry Ford’s first car was designed to run on ethanol?biofuel production has been on the rise with more than 26 billion liters produced in the U.S. in 2007. Ethanol made from biomass (rather than grains) holds great promise, including numerous...

    Published December 16th 2009 by CRC Press

  6. Soil Erosion and Carbon Dynamics

    Edited by Eric J. Roose, Rattan Lal, Christian Feller, Bernard Barthes, Bobby A. Stewart

    Series: Advances in Soil Science

    The most complete, nonpartisan source of information on this hot agronomic topic available today, this book brings together a diverse group of papers and data to resolve the debate between sedimentologists and soil scientists and agronomists over whether the effects of soil erosion on carbon and...

    Published December 8th 2005 by CRC Press

  7. Assessment Methods for Soil Carbon

    Edited by John M. Kimble, Ronald F. Follett, Bobby A. Stewart

    Series: Advances in Soil Science

    Since carbon sequestration in soils reduces the amount of carbon available to the atmosphere, the Kyoto Protocols have heightened interest in soil carbon pools and their effect on carbon fluxes. Assessment Methods for Soil Carbon addresses many of the questions related to the measurement,...

    Published December 27th 2000 by CRC Press

  8. Global Climate Change and Cold Regions Ecosystems

    Edited by John M. Kimble

    Series: Advances in Soil Science

    Global Climate Change and Cold Regions Ecosystems provides information on soil processes and the carbon cycle in cold ecoregions as well as the soil carbon pool and its fluxes in the soils of cold ecoregions. Filling a void in this area of soil science, this resource explains soil processes...

    Published June 27th 2000 by CRC Press

  9. Soil Processes and the Carbon Cycle

    Edited by Rattan Lal, John M. Kimble, Ronald F. Follett, Bobby A. Stewart

    Series: Advances in Soil Science

    World soils contain about 1500 gigatons of organic carbon. This large carbon reserve can increase atmospheric concentrations of CO2 by soil misuse or mismanagement, or it can reverse the 'greenhouse' effect by judicious land use and proper soil management. Soil Processes and the Carbon Cycle...

    Published November 24th 1997 by CRC Press

  10. Methods for Assessment of Soil Degradation

    By Rattan Lal, Winfried E. H. Blum, C. Valentin, Bobby A. Stewart

    Series: Advances in Soil Science

    Soil degradation has serious global impacts on agronomic, economic, and sociopolitical conditions, however, statistics regarding the degree of these impacts has been largely unreliable. This book aims to standardize the methodology for obtaining reliable and objective data on soil degradation. It...

    Published September 25th 1997 by CRC Press

Forthcoming Books

  1. Soil Management of Smallholder Agriculture
    Edited by Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart
    To Be Published November 16th 2014

Search for Book Series