Advances in Soil Science

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  • Soil Degradation and Restoration in Africa book cover

    Soil Degradation and Restoration in Africa

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart

    Soil degradation is a widespread problem in Africa resulting in low agricultural productivity while demand for food continues to increase. Degradation is caused by accelerated erosion, acidification, contamination, depletion of soil organic matter and plant nutrients, and salinization. Food and…

    Hardback – 2019-07-24 
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  • Soil and Climate book cover

    Soil and Climate

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart

    Climate is a soil-forming factor and soil can mitigate climate change through a reduction in the emissions of greenhouse gases and sequestration of atmospheric CO2. Thus, there is a growing interest in soil management practices capable of mitigating climate change and enhancing environmental…

    Hardback – 2018-09-20
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    Advances in Soil Science

  • Soil Nitrogen Uses and Environmental Impacts book cover

    Soil Nitrogen Uses and Environmental Impacts

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart

    Nitrogen (N) is potentially one of the most complex elements on the Earth. It is necessary for all biological activity, but creates negative impacts on water and air quality. There is a balancing act between deficiency and surplus and the forms of N available further complicate our understanding of…

    Hardback – 2018-03-23
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  • Urban Soils book cover

    Urban Soils

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart

    Globally, 30% of the world population lived in urban areas in 1950, 54% in 2016 and 66% projected by 2050. The most urbanized regions include North America, Latin America, and Europe.  Urban encroachment depletes soil carbon and the aboveground biomass carbon pools, enhancing the flux of carbon…

    Hardback – 2017-10-13
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  • Soil Quality and Biofuel Production book cover

    Soil Quality and Biofuel Production

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14
    CRC Press
    Advances in Soil Science

  • Soil Phosphorus book cover

    Soil Phosphorus

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart

    Phosphorus is an essential plant nutrient, but global population growth has dramatically reduced the availability of phosphorus fertilizer resources. Despite this scarcity, there remain numerous problems associated with the excessive and inappropriate use of phosphorus leading to non-point source…

    Hardback – 2016-08-26
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  • Soil-Specific Farming: Precision Agriculture book cover

    Soil-Specific Farming

    Precision Agriculture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart

    Faced with challenges of resource scarcity and environmental degradation, it is important to adopt innovative farming systems that maximize resource efficiency while protecting the environment. Soil-Specific Farming: Precision Agriculture focuses on principles and applications of soil-specific…

    Hardback – 2015-08-20
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    Advances in Soil Science

  • Soil Management of Smallholder Agriculture book cover

    Soil Management of Smallholder Agriculture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart

    Nearly two billion people depend on hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers for food security. Yet, these farmers’ lives also hang in the balance due to their extreme vulnerability to the risks of soil degradation and depletion, soil exhaustion, climate change, and numerous biotic and abiotic…

    Hardback – 2014-11-24
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    Advances in Soil Science

  • Principles of Sustainable Soil Management in Agroecosystems book cover

    Principles of Sustainable Soil Management in Agroecosystems

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart

    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…

    Hardback – 2013-06-10
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  • Soil Water and Agronomic Productivity book cover

    Soil Water and Agronomic Productivity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart

    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…

    Hardback – 2012-06-19
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  • World Soil Resources and Food Security book cover

    World Soil Resources and Food Security

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart

    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…

    Hardback – 2011-09-13
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  • Food Security and Soil Quality book cover

    Food Security and Soil Quality

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart

    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…

    Hardback – 2010-06-23
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  • Soil Erosion and Carbon Dynamics book cover

    Soil Erosion and Carbon Dynamics

    1st Edition

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

    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…

    Hardback – 2005-12-09
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  • Assessment Methods for Soil Carbon book cover

    Assessment Methods for Soil Carbon

    1st Edition

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

    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,…

    Hardback – 2000-12-28
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  • Global Climate Change and Cold Regions Ecosystems book cover

    Global Climate Change and Cold Regions Ecosystems

    1st Edition

    Edited by John M. Kimble

    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…

    Hardback – 2000-06-28
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  • Soil Processes and the Carbon Cycle book cover

    Soil Processes and the Carbon Cycle

    1st Edition

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

    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…

    Hardback – 1997-11-25
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  • Methods for Assessment of Soil Degradation book cover

    Methods for Assessment of Soil Degradation

    1st Edition

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

    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…

    Hardback – 1997-09-26
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  • Structure and Organic Matter Storage in Agricultural Soils book cover

    Structure and Organic Matter Storage in Agricultural Soils

    1st Edition

    By M.R. Carter, B.A. Stewart

    Soils comprise the largest pool of terrestrial carbon and therefore are an important component of carbon storage in the biosphere-atmosphere system. Structure and Organic Matter Storage in Agricultural Soils explores the mechanisms and processes involved in the storage and sequestration of carbon…

    Hardback – 1995-10-23
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  • Soil Structure: Its Development and Function book cover

    Soil Structure

    Its Development and Function, 1st Edition

    By B.A. Stewart, K.H. Hartge

    Soil Structure offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of soil structure and its relevance to wide ranging investigations in environmental sciences. Topics covered in Soil Structure include soil structure determination, soil fabric genesis and functions, strength and stress distribution,…

    Hardback – 1995-06-13
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  • Soil Management and Greenhouse Effect book cover

    Soil Management and Greenhouse Effect

    1st Edition

    By John M. Kimble, Elissa R. Levine, B.A. Stewart

    Soil Management and Greenhouse Effect focuses on proper management of soils and its effects on global change, specifically, the greenhouse effect. It contains up-to-date information on a broad range of important soil management topics, emphasizing the critical role of soil for carbon storage.…

    Hardback – 1995-03-23
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  • Soils and Global Change book cover

    Soils and Global Change

    1st Edition

    By John M. Kimble, Elissa R. Levine, B.A. Stewart

    The pedosphere - the thin mantel of soil on the earth's surface - plays a potentially crucial role in climate and climate change . The carbon storage of soils is the second largest in the biosphere, making the dynamics of soil organic carbon an important issue that must be understood if we are to…

    Hardback – 1995-03-23
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    Advances in Soil Science

  • Soil Management: Experimental Basis for Sustainability and Environmental Quality book cover

    Soil Management

    Experimental Basis for Sustainability and Environmental Quality, 1st Edition

    By B.A. Stewart

    The experiments and experiences discussed in Soil Management carefully document crop production systems with well-defined boundaries. These long-term agronomic trials provide a valuable data resource that has, until now, been largely ignored by both the research community and the sustainability…

    Hardback – 1995-03-09
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  • Interacting Processes in Soil Science book cover

    Interacting Processes in Soil Science

    1st Edition

    By R.J. Wagenet, Philippe Baveye, B.A. Stewart

    Interacting Processes in Soil Science focuses on coupled processes in soil. Topics covered in this important volume include the effects of inorganic salts upon water flow, modeling of sorption, transport and transformation of organic solutes, and the effects of microorganisms on silicate clay…

    Hardback – 1992-10-05
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    Advances in Soil Science