Soil Sciences Products

  • Mitigating Land Degradation and Improving Livelihoods

    An Integrated Watershed Approach

    Edited by Feras Ziadat, Wondimu Bayu

    The research presented in this book demonstrates how an integrated ‘systems’ approach to farming in the watershed context increases the effectiveness of a production system and improves people’s livelihoods. It takes an integrated approach, using one watershed in Ethiopia as a ‘laboratory…

    Hardback – 2015-08-11
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

  • Biochar for Environmental Management

    Science, Technology and Implementation, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Johannes Lehmann, Stephen Joseph

    Biochar is the carbon-rich product which occurs when biomass (such as wood, manure or crop residues) is heated in a closed container with little or no available air. It can be used to improve agriculture and the environment in several ways, and its persistence in soil and …

    Hardback – 2015-02-19
    Routledge

  • Field and Laboratory Investigations in Agroecology, Third Edition

    By Stephen R. Gliessman

    Agroecology is defined as the application of ecological concepts and principles to the design and management of sustainable food systems. Hence, learning can best be achieved through an experiential approach to the topic. Designed to accompany Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems,…

    Paperback – 2014-12-19
    CRC Press

  • Geotherapy

    Innovative Methods of Soil Fertility Restoration, Carbon Sequestration, and Reversing CO2 Increase

    Edited by Thomas J. Goreau, Ronal W. Larson, Joanna Campe

    A Practical, Get-Your-Hands-in-the-Soil Manual Global climate change, increasing pollution, and continued rapid population growth is wreaking havoc on the planet. Stabilizing the environment at safe levels requires a large-scale restoration of damaged ecosystems. Geotherapy: Innovative Methods of…

    Hardback – 2014-12-19
    CRC Press

  • Package Price Agroecology

    The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition

    By Stephen R. Gliessman

    Stephen Gliessman's complementary volumes, Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition and Field and Laboratory Investigations in Agroecology, Third Edition are now available together for one low price. Completely revised, updated, and reworked, the third edition of…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
    CRC Press

  • Agroecology

    The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition

    By Stephen R. Gliessman

    Agroecology is a science, a productive practice, and part of a social movement that is at the forefront of transforming food systems to sustainability. Building upon the ecological foundation of the agroecosystem, Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition provides the…

    Hardback – 2014-12-09
    CRC Press

  • The Impact of Soil Erosion in the Upper Blue Nile on Downstream Reservoir Sedimentation

    By Yasir Salih Ahmed Ali

    Population growth in the Blue Nile Basin has led to fast land-use changes from forest to agricultural land, which resulted in speeding up the soil erosion processes producing highly negative impacts on the local soil fertility and agricultural productivity. The eroded sediment is transported…

    Paperback – 2014-12-09
    CRC Press
    UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis Series

  • Agroecology, Ecosystems, and Sustainability

    Edited by Noureddine Benkeblia

    We hear a lot about how agriculture affects climate change and other environmental issues, but we hear little about how these issues affect agriculture. When we look at both sides of the issues, we can develop better solutions for sustainable agriculture without adversely affecting the environment.…

    Hardback – 2014-11-20
    CRC Press
    Advances in Agroecology

  • Biotechnology, Agriculture, Environment and Energy

    Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Biotechnology, Agriculture, Environment and Energy (ICBAEE 2014), May 22-23, 2014, Beijing, China.

    Edited by Fangli Zheng

    The 2014 International Conference on Biotechnology, Agriculture, Environment and Energy (ICBAEE 2014) was held May 22-23, 2014 in Beijing, China. The objective of ICBAEE 2014 was to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academics as well as industry professionals from all over the world to…

    Hardback – 2014-11-18
    CRC Press

  • Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

    An Historical Ecology

    By Gufu Oba

    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,…

    Hardback – 2014-06-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2014-01-27
    CRC Press

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2013-12-23
    Routledge

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