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New and Published Books

  1. Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

    An Historical Ecology

    By Gufu Oba

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    In the context of growing global concerns about climate change, this book presents a regional and sub-continental synthesis of pastoralists' responses to past environmental changes and reflects on the lessons for current and future environmental challenges. Drawing from rock art, archaeology,...

    Published June 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. GlobalSoilMap

    Basis of the global spatial soil information system

    Edited by Dominique Arrouays, Neil McKenzie, Jon Hempel, Anne Richer de Forges, Alex B. McBratney

    GlobalSoilMap: Basis of the global spatial soil information system contains contributions that were presented at the 1st GlobalSoilMap conference, held 7-9 October 2013 in Orléans, France. These contributions demonstrate the latest developments in the GlobalSoilMap project and digital soil mapping...

    Published January 26th 2014 by CRC Press

  3. Agro-Ecological Intensification of Agricultural Systems in the African Highlands

    Edited by Bernard Vanlauwe, Piet van Asten, Guy Blomme

    There is an urgent need to increase agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa in a sustainable and economically-viable manner. Transforming risk-averse smallholders into business-oriented producers that invest in producing surplus food for sale provides a formidable challenge, both from a...

    Published December 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  4. Soil and Water Contamination, 2nd Edition

    By Marcel van der Perk

    Soil and Water Contamination, Second Edition gives a structured overview of transport and fate processes of environmental contaminants. Dealing with all topics essential for understanding and predicting contaminant patterns in soil, groundwater and surface water, it contributes to the formation of...

    Published November 14th 2013 by CRC Press

  5. Soils in Natural Landscapes

    By Earl B. Alexander

    In any complete investigation of terrestrial ecosystems, rocks and soils must be considered. Soils are essential resources, providing water and nutrients for vascular plants, and mitigating the flow of water from the land. In addition, soil diversity is critical for biotic diversity. While there...

    Published October 20th 2013 by CRC Press

  6. Biochar and Soil Biota

    Edited by Natalia Ladygina, Francois Rineau

    Biochar, a biomass that is burned at very high temperature in the absence of oxygen, has recently become an interesting subject of study. Biochar is highly stable and does not degrade; it possesses physical properties that assist in retention of nutrients in the soil. The use of...

    Published February 20th 2013 by CRC Press

  7. Digital Soil Assessments and Beyond

    Proceedings of the 5th Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping 2012, Sydney, Australia

    Edited by Budiman Minasny, Brendan P. Malone, Alex B. McBratney

    Digital soil assessments and beyond contains papers presented at the 5th Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping, held 10-13 April 2012 at the University of Sydney, Australia. The contributions demonstrate the latest developments in digital soil mapping as a discipline with a special focus on the...

    Published July 23rd 2012 by CRC Press

  8. Rainwater Harvesting for Agriculture in the Dry Areas

    By Theib Y. Oweis, Dieter Prinz, Ahmed Y. Hachum

    Dry areas suffer not only from limited rainfall but also ‘natural leakage’—90% of rainwater is lost directly or indirectly, and is unavailable for agriculture or domestic use. Water harvesting is a low-cost, easy-to-use, environmentally-friendly way to recover a large part of this lost water. How...

    Published May 20th 2012 by CRC Press

  9. Remote Sensing of Soil Salinization

    Impact on Land Management

    Edited by Dr. Graciela Metternicht, Dr. Alfred Zinck

    Recognized and advocated as a powerful tool, the role of remote sensing in identifying, mapping, and monitoring soil salinity and salinization will continue to expand. Remote Sensing of Soil Salinization: Impact on Land Management delineates how to combine science and geospatial technologies for...

    Published December 11th 2008 by CRC Press

  10. Climate Change and Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration in Central Asia

    Edited by Rattan Lal, M. Suleimenov, B.A. Stewart, D.O. Hansen, Paul Doraiswamy

    This book brings together current knowledge of terrestrial C sequestration in Central Asia. The themes treated include: biophysical environments, water resources, sustainable agriculture, soil degradation, the effects of irrigation schemes on secondary salinization, soil management and its...

    Published August 1st 2007 by CRC Press