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Urban Soils

1st Edition

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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...

Modern Soil Microbiology, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Jan Dirk van Elsas, Jack T. Trevors, Alexandre Soares Rosado, Paolo Nannipieri
April 24, 2019

The living soil is crucial to photosynthesis, biogeochemical cycles, global food production, climate change, biodiversity, and plant and animal health. In the past decade, scientists have made significant advances in soil microbiology research. While the basic principles are now better understood,...

Natural and Enhanced Attenuation of Contaminants in Soils, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Raymond N. Yong, Catherine N. Mulligan
April 23, 2019

Natural attenuation has become an effective and low-cost alternative to more expensive engineered remediation. This new edition updates the principles and fundamentals of natural attenuation of contaminants with a broader view of the field. It includes new methods for evaluating natural attenuation...

Bioremediation of Agricultural Soils

1st Edition

Juan C. Sanchez-Hernandez
March 13, 2019

The quality of agricultural soils are always under threat from chemical contaminants, which ultimately affect the productivity and safety of crops. Besides agrochemicals, a new generation of substances invades the soil through irrigation with reclaimed wastewater and pollutants of organic origin...

Microbiology for Sustainable Agriculture, Soil Health, and Environmental Protection

1st Edition

Deepak Kumar Verma
March 06, 2019

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...

Revival: Conservation Tillage in Temperate Agroecosystems (1993)

1st Edition

M.R. Carter
February 20, 2019

In this invaluable book, leading agronomic researchers provide in-depth reviews of present conservation tillage practices in a wide variety of temperate agroecosystems. Each chapter characterizes how conservation tillage has been developed and adapted or modified to fit specific environments, with...

Fire Effects on Soil Properties

1st Edition

Paulo Pereira, Jorge Mataix-Solera, Xavier Úbeda, Guillermo Rein, Artemi Cerdà, Guillermo Rein
February 12, 2019

Wildland fires are occurring more frequently and affecting more of Earth's surface than ever before. These fires affect the properties of soils and the processes by which they form, but the nature of these impacts has not been well understood. Given that healthy soil is necessary to sustain...

Revival: Fractals in Soil Science (1998): Advances in Soil Science

1st Edition

Philippe Baveye, Jean-Yves Parlange, B.A. Stewart
January 29, 2019

The application of fractals and fractal geometry in soil science has become increasingly important over the last few years. This self-contained and timely book was designed to provide detailed and comprehensive information on the current status of the application of fractal geometry in soil science...

Rice Science: Biotechnological and Molecular Advancements

1st Edition

Deepak Kumar Verma, Prem Prakash Srivastav, Altafhusain B. Nadaf
December 18, 2018

A significant crop in our global society, rice is a staple food product for over half of the world’s population. New technologies are being researched and utilized for increasing the overall production of strong rice crops throughout the world. This book focuses on the new areas of research on the...

Food Security and Soil Quality

1st Edition

Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart
November 14, 2018

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...

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

1st Edition

Alexandra Toland, Jay Stratton Noller, Gerd Wessolek
November 12, 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...

Soil Basics, Management and Rhizosphere Engineering for Sustainable Agriculture

1st Edition

Channarayappa C., D P Biradar
November 06, 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...

Geospatial Technologies for Land Degradation Assessment and Management

1st Edition

R. S. Dwivedi
October 18, 2018

The constant growth of the world’s population and the decline of the availability of land and soil resources are global concerns for food security. Other concerns are the decrease in productivity and delivery of essential ecosystems services because of the decline of soil quality and health by a...

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