169 pages, Col photos, bw photos, bw illus, figs, tabs
This practical handbook presents simple, non-technical indicators for assessing land degradation in the field. Based on the perspective of the farmer, the methods selected lend meaning to real farming situations, helping the field professional to understand not only the impact of degradation but also the benefits to be gained from reversing it.
'A hands-on book for field use.' World Association of Soil and Water Conservation Newsletter '[An] excellent, practical guide.' Natural Recourses Forum (A United Nations Journal) 'This is a comprehensive and accessible approach to the subject.' Ecology and Environment Management in Practice 'The authors have identified and successfully plugged a gap in the land degradation literature.' Land Degradation and Development Written in a clear, engaging style, this handbook is likely to remain in valued use for many years to come.' Natural Recourses Forum (A United Nations Journal) 'This manual will be invaluable for all those who work with natural resources.' Appropriate Technology
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