Soil Degradation in the United States: Extent, Severity, and Trends

1st Edition

Rattan Lal, Rattan Lal, Thomas Iivari, John M. Kimble

CRC Press
Published September 25, 2003
Reference - 224 Pages - 79 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781566705349 - CAT# L1534

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Summary

Soil Degradation in the United States: Extent, Severity, and Trends examines the magnitude and severity of soil degradation by different processes in the U.S., including water erosion, wind erosion, C depletion, soil compaction, salt build-up, and soil contamination. In addition, it addresses policy issues with regard to economic and environmental impact, land use change, and global trends. It covers past trends and future projections regarding soil degradation. The book provides a ready reference and data source for soil scientists and researchers, agronomists, environmentalists, land use planners, land managers, and policy makers.

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