Historical Agriculture and Soil Erosion in the Upper Mississippi Valley Hill Country: 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Historical Agriculture and Soil Erosion in the Upper Mississippi Valley Hill Country

1st Edition

By Stanley W. Trimble

CRC Press

290 pages

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"This thought-provoking book demonstrates how processes of landscape transformation, usually illustrated only in simplified or idealized form, play out over time in real, complex landscapes. Trimble illustrates how a simple landscape disturbance, generated in this case by agriculture, can spread an astonishing variety of altered hydrologic and sedi

Table of Contents

The Physical Region and Primeval Landscape. European Settlement and Changes of Land Use. The Systematic Effects of Historical Agriculture on the Physical Landscape. Upland Gully Erosion and its Effects. The Tributaries: Zone of Early, Complex Changes of Process and Form. The Upper Main Valleys: Zone of Later Complex Changes of Process and Form. The Lower Main Valleys: Zone of Perennial Sedimentation. The Great Flood of August 2007 and its Implications. Conclusions. Index.

About the Author

Stanley W. Trimble, Professor Emeritus at UCLA, was a research hydrologist with the USGS 1973-1984. He is the author of Man Induced Erosion on the Southern Piedmont (SWCS, 1974, 2008), editor of Encyclopedia of Water Science (CRC, 2008) and co-author (with Andrew Ward) of Environmental Hydrology (CRC, 2004). He was co-editor of Catena, 1996-2006.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT011000
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SCI019000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / General
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General