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Urban Soils

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Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart
October 13, 2017

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 fr...

Microbiology for Sustainable Agriculture, Soil Health, and Environmental Protection

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Deepak Kumar Verma
November 15, 2018

With contributions from a broad range of experts in the field, this volume, Microbiology for Sustainable Agriculture, Soil Health, and Environmental Protection, focuses on important areas of microbiology related to soil and environmental microbiology associated with agricultural importance. The...

Soil Basics, Management and Rhizosphere Engineering for Sustainable Agriculture

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Channarayappa C., D P Biradar
November 08, 2018

Increase in global population, drastic changes in the environment, soil degradation and decrease in quality and quantity of agricultural productivity warranted us to adapt sustainable farming practices. This book focuses on soil health management and creating biased rhizosphere that can effectively...

Field to Palette: Dialogues on Soil and Art in the Anthropocene

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Alexandra Toland, Jay Stratton Noller, Gerd Wessolek
November 01, 2018

Field to Palette: Dialogues on Soil and Art in the Anthropocene is an investigation of the cultural meanings, representations, and values of soil in a time of planetary change. The book offers critical reflections on some of the most challenging environmental problems of our time, including land...

Geospatial Technologies for Land Degradation Assessment and Management

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R. S. Dwivedi
October 18, 2018

Land degradation is caused by multiple forces, including extreme weather conditions particularly drought, and human activities that pollute or degrade the quality of soils and land utility negatively affecting food production, livelihoods, and the production and provision of other ecosystem goods...

Engineering Practices for Management of Soil Salinity: Agricultural, Physiological, and Adaptive Approaches

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S. K. Gupta, Megh R. Goyal, Anshuman Singh
September 27, 2018

Abiotic stresses are known to adversely impact agricultural productivity on millions of hectares globally, and it is projected that these problems are likely to increase, primarily due to anthropogenic interventions as well as climatic changes. Understanding abiotic stresses—especially salt stress...

Global Soil Security: Towards More Science-Society Interfaces: Proceedings of the Global Soil Security 2016 Conference, December 5-6, 2016, Paris, France

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Anne Richer de Forges, Florence Carré, Alex B. McBratney, Johan Bouma, Dominique Arrouays
September 25, 2018

Global Soil Security: Towards More Science-Society Interfaces contains contributions presented at the 2nd Global Soil Security conference, held 5-6 December 2016 in Paris. These chapters focus on how to achieve soil security.  This involves scientific, economic, industrial and political...

Soil and Climate

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Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart
September 20, 2018

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...

Soil Amendments for Sustainability: Challenges and Perspectives

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Amitava Rakshit, Binoy Sarkar, Purushothaman Abhilash
September 13, 2018

This book focuses on the pros and cons of amendment materials to restore the functioning of soil resources. It presents a holistic overview on affected land revitalization, clean up and revegetation using these amendments that could be implemented in the long term management of the...

Nickel in Soils and Plants

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Christos Tsadilas, Jörg Rinklebe, Magdi Selim
September 07, 2018

Nickel (Ni), the fifth common element on the earth is widespread in the environment. Recently Ni has been proved essential for normal growth of many organisms, and at the same time Ni can become toxic to organisms when high in concentration. In several parts of the world, high Ni concentrations are...

Bioavailability, Leachability, Chemical Speciation, and Bioremediation of Heavy Metals in the Process of Composting

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Jiwan Singh, Ajay Kalamdhad
July 24, 2018

Currently, it is a serious concern to manage waste in the environment. Therefore, detailed knowledge of heavy metals, their eco-toxicological and health effects and ecofriendly approaches for their immobilization and detoxification is urgently required to control and minimize the environmental...

Clay Mineral Catalysis of Organic Reactions

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Benny K.G. Theng
July 19, 2018

The book provides insight into the working of clays and clay minerals in speeding up a variety of organic reactions. Clay minerals are known to have a large propensity for taking up organic molecules and can catalyse numerous organic reactions due to fine particle size, extensive surface area,...

Handbook of Natural Pesticides: Part A, Volume III

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N. Bhushan Mandava
June 14, 2018

This handbook series includes several naturally occurring chemicals that exhibit biological activity. These chemicals are derived from plants, insects, and several microorganisms. Volume I of this series is covers the theory and practice of the strategies for pest control and methods for...

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