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Soil Management: Problems and Solutions

By: Mike Fullen and John Catt

Hodder Arnold

Paperback | Aug 2004 | #147725 | ISBN: 0340807113
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About this book

The soil is a fundamental constituent of the Earth's system, maintaining a careful state of equilibrium within the biosphere. However, this natural balance is being increasingly disturbed by a variety of anthropogenic and natural processes, leading to the degradation of many soil environments. Soil Management provides a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the many problems, challenges and potential solutions facing soil management in the twenty-first century. Covering a range of topics, including erosion, desrtification, salinisation, soil structure, carbon sequestration, acidification and chemical pollution, the book also develops a prognosis for the future of soil management faced with growing populations and global warming.

An excellent section on soils and quarternary climate change. Good overview of the major issues and good ise of global case studies. -- Dr Helen Walkington, Oxford Brookes University, UK 20040816 The material is well structured and the writing is clear. The detail given is considerable and authoritative, notably in the treatment of water management. -- European Journal of Soil Science 20051215


Contents

Introduction; Soil Erosion and Conservation; Desertification, Salinisation and Amelioration of Arid Soils; Soil Water Management; Chemical and Microbiological Pollution of Soil and Water; Soil Acidification; Modification of Soil Structure; Soil Organic Matter and its Conservation; Soils and Climatic Change; Prospects for the 21st Century

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Biography

Dr Michael A. Fullen is Reader in Soil Science at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. Professor John A. Catt is Honorary Professor in the Geography Department at University College London, UK. Previously he was Principal Scientist in the Agriculture and Environment Division at Rothamsted Experimental Station

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